Joseph A. Oliva: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Joseph A. Oliva

White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • OSHA and Worksite Safety
  • Global Insurance Services
  • Professional Liability
  • Business and Commercial
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • Class Action Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 646.292.8734
Fax: 646.292.8701
University St. John's University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1990
Law SchoolSt. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1993 Moot Court Honor Society's Executive Board, recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
AdmittedNew York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; New Jersey

Professional Affiliations
•New York County Lawyers Association
•New York State Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•Columbian Lawyers Association
•Fidelity Law Association
•Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training

BornHempstead, New York, December 11, 1967

Matthew Marrone is a partner in Goldberg Segalla's Philadelphia and Princeton offices, where he co-chairs the firm's professional liability practices focused on lawyers and insurance agents and brokers. He has represented clients in many forms of complex litigation, some with exposures in excess of $10 million. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and argued before various courts of appeal, including the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Matt focuses his practice primarily on the defense of lawyers, insurance agents , and other miscellaneous professionals in litigation involving alleged errors, omissions, or malpractice. His experience also includes matters involving non-profit directors' and officers' liability, governmental liability, civil rights and employment issues, product liability, trademark/copyright infringement, and death/catastrophic injury litigation. He also frequently counsels and represents insurers in coverage disputes.

Matt gained national recognition as Chair (2009-2011) of the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the largest organization of defense attorneys in the country, with membership in excess of 22,000. He is a frequent author and lecturer for regional and national audiences on topics in his areas of concentration. This activity includes writing the quarterly “Avoiding E&O” column for National Underwriter Property & Casualty magazine.

He encourages his clients to view him as a trusted resource for their businesses, practices, or legal decision-making. By zealously advocating for his clients, providing them with relevant education, and recognizing the overall importance of cost efficiency in legal representation, Matt strives to ensure his clients receive excellent value from the services he provides.

• New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (Professional Liability, Defense)

Goldberg Segalla Named a New Jersey Powerhouse by Law360
June 26, 2014

Nine Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 17, 2013
Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers
May 1, 2013
Matthew S. Marrone Joins Goldberg Segalla as Partner in Professional Liability Practice Group
February 14, 2012

publication & presentation


Author, “Caught in a Bind,” National Underwriter Property & Casualty, August 2014
Co-Author, “Reduce E&O With EPL,” National Underwriter Property & Casualty, June 2014
Author, “The Importance of How You Promote Your Agency: Social Media,” chapter in Insurance Agency Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims, Book Two, Agents of America / Thomson Reuters, May 2014
Author, “Consumer Protection Laws: Liability and Coverage Implications for Licensed Professionals and Their Insurers,” IADC Professional Liability Newsletter, February 2014
Presenter, “Ethical Boundaries of Discovery in Social Media” and “Proper Social Media Conduct/Social Media Policies,” NBI Seminar: Ethics and Social Media - What Attorneys Need to Know, Cherry Hill, NJ, December 19, 2013
Co-Author, “Moving Target: State Law Variances Require Agents to Be Diligent With Referral Fees,” American Agent & Broker, August 2013
Presenter, “Professional Liability Claims Involving Criminal Charges,” E&O Insurance ExecuSummit, Mohegan Sun Resort, Connecticut, June 18-19
Author, “Little FTC Acts: Case Study Analysis of State Consumer Protection Laws,” American Agent & Broker, May 2013
Co-Author, “Fortify Loss Control: N.Y. Ruling Makes It Easier for Insureds to Sue Agents,” American Agent & Broker, February 2013
Co-Author, “Insurer Insolvency,” chapter in Insurance Agency Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims, Book One , Agents of America / Thomson Reuters, 2012
Author, Pennsylvania Chapter for DRI's Professional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law , 2012
Presenter, “Legal Ethics for Everyday Practice,” NBI Seminar, December 2012
Panelist, “Malpractice Prevention and Ethical Compliance,” Minnesota Lawyers Mutual CLE Seminar, November 27, 2012
Co-Author, “ Social Missteps: Web 2.0 raises risks for defamation, libel, copyright and security breaches ,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), November 2012
Author, “Personal Umbrella Undersold?” American Agent & Broker, (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), August 2012
Author, “ Clear Compensation: A Lesson in Transparency From NY's Disclosure of Broker Compensation Rule ,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), May 2012
Panelist, Real Estate Closing Attorney Malpractice Claims, Legal Malpractice Update Seminar, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 31, 2012
Co-Author, “ Record Retention: When Litigation is Pending or Foreseeable, Create a Litigation Hold Memorandum ,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), February 2012
Presenter, “Professional Negligence - Or Is It More Than Just That?” DRI Professional Liability Seminar, December 15-16, 2011
Presenter, “How to Avoid Being the Target of a Legal Malpractice Claim,” Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges, National Business Institute Seminar, December 14, 2011
Author, “Required Reading: Jurisdictions Disagree on Whether Insureds Have to Read Their Policies,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), November 2011
Author, “Define Your 'Client,' and Beware the 'Nonclient,'” New Jersey Law Journal, October 17, 2011
Author, “The Erosion of Privity and Expansion of Lawyers' Duties,” ProAssurance Lawyers' Professional Liability Update, Fall 2011
Author, “Reasonable Care or Fiduciary?”American Agent & Broker, (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), August 2011
Author, “Rescission Blues,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors and Omissions Column), May 2011
Presenter and Program Chair, “Coverage Issues Involving Claims-Made Policies,” Professional Liability Track, DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, April 14-16, 2010
Author, “Claim Responsibility,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), February 2011
Author, “Avoid the Problem Client,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), November 2010
Author, “Meet and Document Customer's Reasonable Expectations,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), August 2010
Author, “Are You Paying Your Employees What You Owe Them?” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), May 2010
Author, “Steps to Take if You Are Sued,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), February 2010
Author, “When Client Dissatisfaction Moves to E&O Claims,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), October 2009
Author, “Defending Fair Debt Collection Practices Actions,” DRI's For the Defense, May 2009
Author, “What's in a Name? The Clear Distinction Between Agent and Broker No Longer Applies,” American Agent & Broker (Avoiding Errors & Omissions Column), November 2008
Presenter, “Application of Consumer Protection Statutes to Licensed Professionals: A Jumble of Judge-Made Law,” CLE seminar presented at DRI's Annual Meeting, October 24, 2008
Author, “Consumer Protection Laws and Licensed Professionals: Opposing Liability Viewpoints and Murky Coverage Implications,” PLUS Journal, June 2008

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Joseph A. Oliva

11 Martine Avenue, Suite 750
White PlainsNY 10606-1934


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