Matthew R. Shindell: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Matthew R. Shindell

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Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone267.519.6840

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Practice Areas

  • Risk and Litigation Avoidance Strategies
  • Product Liability
  • Health Care
  • Professional Liability
  • Food and Beverage
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 267.519.6840
Fax: 267.519.6801
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/matthew-r-shindell
 
University University of Maryland at College Park, B.S., 1998; ABOTA National Trial College, 2012
 
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, J.D., 2001
 
Admitted2001, Pennsylvania; 2001, New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations

•Pennsylvania Bar Association

•Philadelphia Bar Association

•Pennsylvania Defense Institute

•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

•Counterfeit Avoidance Mark Alliance (CAMA), Board of Directors

•United States National Committee/International Electro-technical Committee Quality System (USNC/IECQ)

•fellow of the ABOTA National Trial College

 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1976
 
Biography

Thomas Segalla is a nationally recognized authority on bad faith, reinsurance, and insurance, an ARIAS Board-Certified Arbitrator and mediator, and a founding partner of the firm. He has been retained as counsel and as a consultant by numerous major insurance carriers and policyholders in more than 35 jurisdictions nationally and internationally, and has served as an expert witness in more than 100 bad faith, coverage, and extracontractual cases across the country. His active practice focuses on the defense and insurance coverage aspects of matters involving bad faith; construction site personal injury accidents (Labor Law 200, 240(1) and 241(6)); toxic tort and environmental issues; and extracontractual, product liability, professional liability and railroad litigation. He also has experience representing and advising life science, pharmaceutical, and medical device industry clients.

Tom is the co-author of the renowned insurance law treatise Couch on Insurance 3d, and he has published and lectured extensively for many professional organizations. As a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), he is currently Chair of the organization's Publications Board and has previously served as Chair of DRI's Insurance Law Committee, Chair of its Law Institute, and a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, he is integrally involved in the relationship between the insurance industry and defense counsel. Tom is the immediate-past President of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an organization which brings together the top insurance lawyers in the U.S. and Canada to focus on the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of disputes between policyholders and insurers over insurance coverage as well as extracontractual damages. Recently, Best Lawyers in America named him Buffalo Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year and the Defense Association of New York (DANY) presented Tom with its 2014 James S. Conway Award for Outstanding Service to the Defense Community.

Honors
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
•Defense Association of New York (DANY) 2014 James S. Conway Award for Outstanding Service to the Defense Community
•Buffalo Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers in America 2014
Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015 (Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)
•Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage); Top 50 List
Business First's Legal Elite of Western New York (Insurance)
The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers
•Who's Who in America
•Who's Who in American Law
•Who's Who in the World
•United Who's Who - Honored Lifetime Member
•Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers
•International Association of Business Leaders, Life Member, January 2004, for commitment to sound business practices and having earned a reputation in the business community for vision, performance and leadership
•America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-2004
•National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council's 2003 Businessman of the Year
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel 2002 Andrew C. Hecker Award; Bad Faith as a Continuum: From Claim to Trial, Fall 2001; presented in honor of Andrew C. Hecker, a leader of the defense bar; presented July 27, 2002
•Excess Surplus Lines Claims Association for contribution to the Association's Fund of Knowledge, October 2001

Previous Experience

•Co-Author, Couch on Insurance 3d (West Publications)
•Meet The Experts, Matthew Bender & Co., Insurance Law
•Scribes, The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith; LexisNexis 2004-present
• Bad Faith Update, Mathew Bender & Co., (publication advisory board, 1999-2004)
•Adjunct Professor, Practice and Procedure, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1985-1990

Achievements
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Honored in Legal Elite of Western New York
September 2014
Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists Eighteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 22, 2014
Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
Reactions Names Goldberg Segalla Law Firm of the Year
June 12, 2014
Thomas F. Segalla and Brendan T. Fitzpatrick Receive Prestigious Defense Association of New York Awards
April 24, 2014
Thomas F. Segalla Honored by Leading Legal Industry Organizations
February 24, 2014
Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2014 Names Thomas F. Segalla a Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year,” Lists Fifteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 15, 2013
Thomas F. Segalla Named to Law360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board
March 1, 2013
Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012
Ten Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013
September 20, 2012
Twenty-Three Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2012
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 23, 2011

News
American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Establishes Thomas F. Segalla Award
May 2014
Richard J. Cohen and Michael T. Glascott Inducted Into American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
October 31, 2013
Defense Research Institute to Establish Honorary Chair and Education Award for Thomas F. Segalla
September 2013
The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Hits a Membership Milestone
July 25, 2013
Thomas F. Segalla the Founding President of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
November 8, 2012
Thomas Segalla to Speak at 2011 Council on Litigation Management Conference
February 1, 2011
Goldberg Segalla Hosts Seminar on Insurance/Reinsurance Issues for the 21st Century
May 18, 2010

publication & presentation

Presentation, “Pssst ... Secrets of Highly Successful Law Firms,” Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Annual Meeting, West Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, July 31, 2014
Presenter, “The Insurance Process: The Need to Be Clear!” DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, New Orleans, LA., January 30, 2014
Co-Author, “Going Global: Navigating Import and Export Safety Regulations,” Food Manufacturing, February 10, 2014
Contributor to “Leading Coverage Lawyers: The Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions of 2013,” Coverage Opinions, Vol. 3, Issue 1, January 8, 2014
Co-Author, “FEMA Sends Warning About Time to Sue Over Coverage Disputes,” DRI Today , Defense Research Institute, December 2, 2013
Co-Author, “Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives on Construction Defect Claims,” Mealey's Construction Defects, December 2013 (This article also appeared in Mealey's Construction Defects Insurance, November 2013)
Co-Author, “Will the FDA Kill the Caffeine Buzz?” Food Processing, September 27, 2013
Panelist, “Keeping the Big Bad Wolf Out - The Three Little Pigs and Cyber Risk: Preventing Your Home and Business from Becoming Bacon 'Bits,' FDCC Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, July 28-31, 2013
Panelist, “They Did What? Malpractice Claims Against Coverage Counsel,” American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Inaugural Meeting, May 7, 2013
Co-Author, “Simple Steps Can Protect Drillers: In Fracking, Practical Coverage and Risk-Shifting Can Ease Litigation Threats,” National Driller, March 2013
Co-Author, “Lead Litigation: Recent Trends and Key Strategies for Defense Counsel,” New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Winter 2012
Co-Author, “How to Evaluate the Emerging Risks of Nanotechnology,” Business Insurance, February 24, 2013
Co-Author, “Hydraulic Fracturing Holds Litigation Risks,” National Driller, January 2013
Co-Author, “Fifty States Of Mold Claims: A Comprehensive Survey of Defense Strategies, Coverage Exclusions, and Liability Implications Across the U.S.,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Mold, January 2013
Presenter, “Singing in the Rain: Learning How to Network, Ethically And Effectively, in a Brave New World!,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Webinar, December 2012
Presenter, “An Inconsistent Model: Varying States' Interpretations of Unfair Insurance Claims Practices,” ACI Bad Faith Seminar, Orlando, Fla., November 28, 2012
Panelist, “Hurricane Sandy: New Frontier, Lessons Learned,” Webinar, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, November 15, 2012
Quoted in Law360 , Business Insurance , Claims Journal , and Property Casualty 360 on the formation of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, November 8-9, 2012
Co-Author, “Taming Nanotechnology's Potential Risks,” IndustryWeek, October 17, 2012
Co-Author, “Lead Litigation: Recent Trends and Key Strategies for Defense Counsel,” USLAW, Fall/Winter 2012
Co-Author, “Construction Defect Claims: An Update (Part I),” DRI's The Critical Path (Newsletter of the Construction Law Committee), September 2012
Presenter, Flat Fee Agreements: Do They Pose a Risk of 'Bad Faith' Exposure?, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, September 2012
Co-Author, “ A First Look at the Coverage Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing,” Thomson Reuters News and Insight, May 16, 2012; Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage, June 2012
Quoted in “Advocates Call for Scaffolding Law Reform,” Thomson Reuters News & Insight, April 4, 2012
Presenter, “The Law of Claims Practices,” The Center for Risk and Responsibility, Rutgers School of Law, Camden, February 29, 2012
Presenter, “The Marcellus Shale Boom and Its Legal Implications,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March 8, 2012
Co-Editor, “Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation: Labor Law Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6),” New York State Bar Association, 2007; revised in 2012
Presenter, “Preventing Bad Faith Claims: Lessons Learned from the Past and Issues of the Future!,” Bad Faith as a Continuum: From Claim to Trial,” and “Bad Faith: The Admissibility of Expert Testimony and the Challenges That Follow”, American Conference Institute, Orlando, FL, November 2011
Presenter, The Attorney-Client Privilege Basics and Beyond!, FDCC Insurance Industry Symposium, November 2011
Presenter, “Preventing the Bad Faith Claim” and Trying The Bad Faith Case, Council on Litigation Management Bad Faith Conference, Boston, September 16, 2011
Presenter, The Case for Self-Interested Civility and Tripartite Interaction and Ethical Obligations and Prohibitions Facing Counsel, FDCC Annual Meeting, July 2011
Presenter, “Bad Faith Trends: The Players and Playing Field,” Defense Research Institute's Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar, Washington, D.C., June 24, 2011
Author, “Construction Defect Claims: An Update,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, February 26, 2011
Co-Presenter, “To Cover or Not to Cover: An Update on Insurance Litigation and Legislation Related to Claims Arising from Chinese Drywall,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, February 26, 2011
Co-Author, “Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith,” Monthly 2010 (January to December)
Co-Author, “Construction Defect Claims: An Update,” 2010
Co-Author, “Labor Law 200, 240(1) & 241(6) Update,” Winter 2010
Co-Author, “A Unique Opportunity: Evaluating Your Firm's Diversity Initiatives,” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, July 2009
Co-Author, “2008 - A Year in Review for the Insurer: Misrepresentations in the Insurance Process,” Mealey's Litigation, 2009
Co-Author, “Nanotechnology: Something So Little Should Not Be Allowed to Get Too Big!,” 2009. (Nanotechnology has been considered by some to result in the next mass tort litigation, such as asbestos.)
Co-Author, “Guideposts for Defending Directors and Officers in a Good and Bad Economy,” Spring 2009
Moderator, “Prophylactic Measures to Reduce/Shift the Cost of Recalls,” USLAW Network Spring Conference, Charleston, SC, March 2009
Presenter, “Current Trends and Issues Impacting the Reinsurance Industry,” Hawksmere International Reinsurance Congress, Hamilton, Bermuda, October 2008
Co-Author, “Construction Defect Litigation: The Impact of the Lamar Homes and J.S.U.B. Decisions,” DRI, The Critical Path, September, 2008
Presenter and Co-Author, “The Unsettling Nature of Right to Settlement Provisions in a Professional Liability Policy,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, February 2008; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 1, Fall 2008
Co-Author, “2007 - A Year in Review for the Insurer: Primary/Excess/Reinsurance - An Increased Focus,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, March 2008
Co-Author, “Big Unknowns for 'Science of the Small,'” For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, May 2007
Co-Author, “2006 - A Year In Review for the Insurer: How Discovery Can Impact Bad Faith Litigation,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 20, No. 21, March 2007
Presenter, ”Nanotechnology: Something So Little Should Not Be Allowed to Get Too Big,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, March 2007.
Presenter, “Trends in Bad Faith Litigation,” Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, December 2006
Presenter, “DRI Food Liability - New Issues, New Strategies,” November 2006
Presenter, “Bad Faith as a Continuum: From Claim to Trial,” DRI Southern Regional Meeting, June 2006
Presenter, “Misrepresentations in An Insurance Application: There Are Dangers in Those Lies,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Mid-Winter Meeting, 2006
Co-Author, “2005 - A Year in Review for the Insurer: The Right to Be Wrong,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 19, No. 19, February 2006
Author, “Punitive Damages Bait and Switch: Juries or Judges; Individual Suits or Class Actions,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2005
Co-Author, “Workers' Comp Hot Sheet,” for Quinlan's New York Workers' Compensation Law Bulletin, August 2005-present
Author, “The Use and Misuse of Expert Testimony in Municipal Cases Post-Daubert - A Current Consideration,” For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, June 2005
Co-Author, “Silica: Insurance Coverage Issues - An Update,” Defense Research Institute, June 2005
Presenter, “The Impact of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act on Workers' Compensation and Liability Cases,” Defense Research Institute Insurance Roundtable, April 2005
Presenter and Co-Author, “Insurance Issues Involving Municipalities - At a Glance,” Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, Defense Research Institute, January 2005
Contributing Author and Editor, Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law, The Defense Research Library Series, 2004
Author, “Tort Reform: Legislation or Litigation - Where Does the Solution Lie?,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2004
“Food Litigation: Tell Me What You Eat and I Will Tell You Who You Are!,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2003
Author, “MOLD: Ways to Keep Abreast and Stay Current,” Defense Research Institute, 2003
Author, “Property Damage Coverage: Now You See It, Now You Don't,” Defense Research Institute, 2003
Author and Presenter, “Right of Privacy and Big Brother: Where Have We Been? and Where Are We Going?,” Defense Research Institute, 2002
Author, “Insurance, Reinsurance and Self-Insured Retention: The Basics and Beyond,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2002
Author, “Punitive Damages Bait and Switch: Juries or Judges - Individual Suits or Class Actions,” Defense Research Institute, 2002
Co-Author, “2000-2001 Survey of New York Insurance Law,” 52 SYR L. Rev. 449, 2002
Author, “If It Isn't Mold - What Is It? Sick Building and Indoor Air Quality,” Defense Research Institute, 2002
Author, “Mold - A Substantive and Insurance Coverage Checklist and Case Update,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2002
Author, “Bad Faith, A Case Update: What Has Occurred and Is Occurring in 2001-2002?,” American Conference Institute, The Eight National Forum on Litigation, 2002
Author, “Bad Faith as a Continuum: From Claim to Trial,” The Property Loss Research Bureau 2002 Claims Conference and Insurance Services Exposition, 2002
Author, “Defense Research Institute Recommended Case Handling Guidelines For Insurers; Defense Research Institute Recommended Case Handling Guidelines for Law Firms,” 1999-2001
Author, “Bad Faith as A Continuum: From Claim to Trial,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2001
Co-Author and Editor, “1999-2000 Survey of New York Insurance Law,” 51 SYR L. Rev. 563, 2001
Author, “Insurance Experts: The Need for a Proactive Challenge,” Defense Research Institute, 2000
Author, “A Practical Tactical Approach to Declaration Judgment Actions (Update),” Defense Research Institute, 2000
Author and Presenter, “Bad Faith Avoidance: Who Set the Trap?,” Defense Research Institute, 2000
Author, “Governmental and Industrial Claims in Gun Litigation and Coverage: Where To Go From Here?,” ALI-ABA Course of Study Materials, 2000
Author and Presenter, “Bad Faith Avoidance: Who Set the Trap?,” Defense Research Institute, 2000
Author and Presenter, “Y2K Third Party Insurance Issues: Help! We've Been Sued Over Y2 Something,” Defense Research Institute, 1999
Presenter, “Reinsurance: The Basics,” “Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Liability and Insurance: Are There Any Trends?,” “Insurance Defense and Coverage,” “Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Liability,” “Labor Law 200, 240, 241,” “Toxic Torts and Environmental,” presented for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Defense Research Institute; New York State Bar Association and the International Bar Association
Author, “Examination Under Oath: A Proactive Sword,” Defense Research Institute, 1999
Author, “Bad Faith: What's Going on IN - CA, FL, NY & TX,” Defense Research Institute, 1999
Co-Author, Couch on Insurance 3d, Westgroup, 1998
Author, “How to Win Early in Lead Paint Litigation,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 3, 1998
Author, “Misrepresentation on the Application Process: There Are Dangers in Those Lies,” Defense Research Institute, 1998
Author, “Claims and Defenses for Personal Injury Within the Context of Premises Liability/Construction Site Injuries [New York Perspective],” Causes of Action Second, Vol. 9, Westgroup, 1997
Co-Author, “Anti-Subrogation, Additional Insureds and Other Related Issues,” Construction Related Insurance Coverage Issues, Defense Research Institute, 1996
Co-Author, “A Tactical Approach to Declaratory Judgment Actions,” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, 1996
Co-Author, “To D.J. or Not to D.J.: What Then?,” Insurer's Duties: A Coverage Perspective, Defense Research Institute, 1995
Author, “Federal Preemption-A Prime Case Reference,” Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, 1995

Presentations
“The Insurance Process: The Need to Be Clear!” DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, New Orleans, LA.
January 30, 2014
“Pssst ... Secrets of Highly Successful Law Firms,” Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Annual Meeting
July 31, 2014
“An Inconsistent Model: Varying States' Interpretations of Unfair Insurance Claims Practices,” presented at ACI Bad Faith Seminar, Orlando, Fla., November 28, 2012
“The Law of Claims Practices,” Center for Risk and Responsibility, Rutgers School of Law
February 29, 2012
“The Marcellus Shale Boom and Its Legal Implications,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting
March 8, 2012
“Preventing Bad Faith Claims: Lessons Learned from the Past and Issues of the Future!,” Bad Faith as a Continuum: From Claim to Trial” and “Bad Faith: The Admissibility of Expert Testimony and the Challenges that Follow”, American Conference Institute
November 2011
“Preventing the Bad Faith Claim” and Trying the Bad Faith Case, Council on Litigation Management Bad Faith Conference, Boston
September 16, 2011
Bad Faith Trends: The Players and Playing Field, Defense Research Institute's Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar, Washington, D.C.
June 24, 2011

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