Matthew C. Van Vessem: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Matthew C. Van Vessem

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Constitutional Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • Appellate
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5476
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1997
Admitted1998, New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Affiliations

•Labor and Employer Relations Association of Western New York
•New York State Management Attorneys Conference
•Bar Association of Erie County
•Organization of Public Employer Negotiators


Susan Van Gelder, a co-chair of the firm's Toxic Torts Practice Group, concentrates her practice in the areas of toxic tort litigation, product liability litigation, and general litigation. With more than a decade of experience, she has represented clients in a wide variety of areas, including asbestos, silica, lead paint, professional liability, class actions, municipal law, negligence and premises liability.

Susan has extensive appellate experience, having successfully argued appeals before New York's intermediate Appellate Courts and the New York Court of Appeals. She has also successfully tried cases to verdict.

Susan is the editor of the firm's quarterly publication Legal Update.

Business First Who's Who in Law (Civil Litigation)
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Civil Litigation Defense)

Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012

publication & presentation

Co-Author, “Asbestos Litigation: Alive and Strong in 2014,” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, April 2014
Co-Author, “Lung Disease From Microwave Popcorn Flavoring? Searching for Kernels of Truth in the Litigation 'Maize,'” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, November 2008
Co-Author, “Causation in Mold Cases: Pointers for Defending Exposure Claims,” Defense Research Institute's Library Series Publication, Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, 2007
Co-Author, ”The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York on Sovereign Immunity,” New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Summer 2006

Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case

Product Liability Playbook

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Office Information

Matthew C. Van Vessem

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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