Joseph J. Welter: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Joseph J. Welter

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Life Sciences
  • Toxic Torts
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5457
Fax: 716.566.5401
University City University of New York, B.A., summa cum laude, 1986
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Admitted1989, New York; 2010, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Insurance Law Committee; Product Liability Committee; Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee, Asbestos and Silica Subcommittee
•New York State Bar Association
•Bar Association of Erie County
•Buffalo Claims Association

Civic Activities

•Chair of the Board of Directors, National Kidney Foundation of WNY, 2006 to 2011

BornBrooklyn, New York, 1964

Joseph Welter is a partner in the nearly 200-lawyer firm of Goldberg Segalla. His practice has included the representation of companies and carriers in product liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, and toxic tort litigation. He has litigated and managed mass tort claims across the country in the pharmaceutical and medical device areas, which has included federal court multi-district litigations and state court mass tort programs. He is the co-editor of Life Science Matters , Goldberg Segalla's blog covering the latest legal developments involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Joe has worked with clients to develop effective strategic litigation plans and settlement matrixes for mass tort claims in this unique litigation setting.

Joe is co-chair of the firm's Toxic Torts Practice Group, in which he has a specific focus on asbestos litigation. Over the past 20-plus years, Joe has served as national, regional, and local trial counsel for prominent manufacturers, distributors, and contractors in asbestos litigation, primarily in New York and Pennsylvania. He is a frequent lecturer across the country regarding cutting edge asbestos-related issues and routinely writes on national developments in this area.

Joe possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating, and has been selected for inclusion in Business First's Who's Who in Law, New York Super Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent

•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage)

Business First's Who's Who in Law

Civic Activities

•Chair of the Board of Directors, National Kidney Foundation of WNY, 2006 to 2011


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Office Information

Joseph J. Welter

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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