John P. Freedenberg: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

John P. Freedenberg

Partner
Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone716.566.5487

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Life Sciences
  • Aviation Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5487
Fax: 716.566.5401
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/john-p-freedenberg
 
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., magna cum laude, 1981
 
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1984 Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award
 
Admitted1985, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•National Association of Fire Investigators: Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
•Defense Research Institute: Products Liability Committee (Immediate Past National Chair, Steering Committee)
•New York State Bar Association
•Erie County Bar Association: Special Service Award, 1998; Bar Revue

 
BornBuffalo, New York, April 6, 1959
 
Biography

Paul Devine, a partner in the firm's Garden City office, has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has recorded more than 100 verdicts in state and federal courts. He has successfully defended owners and contractors in construction work site accidents, railroad accidents, and catastrophic injury cases. Paul has experience in defending public and school transportation providers in municipal liability, product liability, and civil rights claims, and he represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Cases. He continues to represent the Port Authority and contractors in matters involving workplace accidents at the World Trade Center.

He appears frequently in the Appellate Divisions of New York's First and Second Judicial Departments, successfully arguing appeals in those courts. He is the past Chairman of the Trial Lawyers' Section of the Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Paul possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the firm's Professional Guidance Group and its Quick Response Team for transportation-related claims, and also serves as administrator in the firm's complex tort litigation practice.

Honors
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
New York Metro Super Lawyers (Civil Litigation Defense)

Civic Activities
•Northport Lacrosse Club, Executive Officer
•Mepham High School Mock Trial Team, Coach
•Attorney Volunteer for Student Courthouse Tours, Nassau County Bar Association

Achievements
Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2013
Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Metro/Westchester New York Super Lawyers
October 2012
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 New York Super Lawyers - Westchester and Metro Editions
September 21, 2011
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Rated Long Island's Top Legal Eagles
September 1, 2010
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition 2010
September 1, 2010

News
Twenty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2014

publication & presentation

Presenter, Honing Your Deposition Skills 2014: Practice Pointers,” New York State Bar Association CLE, Melville, NY, October 24, 2014
Quoted in “ Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys ,” New York Law Journal , October 14, 2014
Panelist, “CLE: Labor Law Update,” CLM Long Island Chapter Educational and Networking Event, Garden City, NY, June 5, 2014
Quoted in “How to Form a Non-Business Business Connection,” Long Island Business News, June 8, 2012
Presenter, “Discovery Overview”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills 2011
Presenter, “Direct Examination of Experts”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Expert Testimony - What You Need to Know in New York 2010
Presenter, “Premise Liability claims Overview”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Law School for the Claims Professionals, 2007
Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, November 2005
Presenter, Volunteer Sports Coaches and Protection from Personal Liability, Nassau County Bar Association Seminar, October 2005
Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice Seminar - The Trial, 2004
Presenter, Students Victimized by Students: Bullying, Harassment and Hazing, for the Nassau County Bar Association Community Relations and Public Education Committee, November 2003
Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, 2002
Presenter, Objections, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Sweating the Small Stuff - The Basics on Motions, Objections and Discovery, October 2000
Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, March 2000
Presenter, Defendant's Perspective, New York State Bar Association Seminar: How to Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case, October 1998
Presenter, Trial Techniques - Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspectives of Using Medical Evidence at Trial, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Medicine in the Courtroom, October 1997
Presenter, Summations - Defendant's Perspective, New York State Bar Association Seminar: How to Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case, April 1997
Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, September 1996
Presenter, The Discovery Plan, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Fishing Expeditions and Searching for the Smoking Gun: A Civil Litigator's Guide to Discovery Under New York Law, May 1996
Presenter, Discovery, New York State Bar Association Seminar: How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, October 1991
Presenter, Premises Cases: Perils and Pitfalls, Nassau Academy of Law, Nassau County Bar Association Seminar: Selecting the Ideal Jury in a Civil Trial, March 1991
Presenter, Athletic Field Liability, Recreation Safety Institute, 1990
Presenter, Direct Examination of Law Witnesses, New York State Bar Association Trial Practice Skills Seminar, December 1989

Presentations
Honing Your Deposition Skills 2014: Practice Pointers,” New York State Bar Association CLE
October 24, 2014
“CLE: Labor Law Update,” CLM Long Island Chapter Educational and Networking Event
June 5, 2014

Successes
Timing is Everything - Re-try of World Trade Center 1993 Bombing Case

Blog
Professional Liability Matters

 
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John P. Freedenberg

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425




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