Neil A. Goldberg: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Neil A. Goldberg

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Life Sciences
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Class Action Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5475
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., cum laude, 1969
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1973 Member, Buffalo Law Review
Admitted1974, New York

Professional Affiliations

•Lawyers for Civil Justice: Past Board Chairman; Past President, Lawyers for Civil Justice, 2004-2005)
•Defense Research Institute: Past President; Products Liability Committee, Former Chair; Research and Development Committee; Law Institute
•USLAW Network, Executive Committee
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
•New York State Bar Association: Past Chair, Products Liability Committee; Torts, Insurance and Compensation Section; Trial Lawyers Section
•Products Liability Advisory Council: Former Member, Board of Directors
•Bureau of National Affairs' Product Safety & Liability Reporter, Advisory Board Member
•American Arbitration Association
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•International Association for Insurance Law
•American Bar Association
•Trial Lawyers of America
•Erie County Bar Association

BornBrooklyn, New York, December 24, 1947

Neil Goldberg has defended products liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, trucking, toxic tort, and other complex catastrophic cases across the United States for a number of New York Stock Exchange companies. He is past president of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the largest organization of civil defense attorneys in the United States. He is the past president and board chairman of the Lawyers for Civil Justice. He is the past chair of DRI's Products Liability Committee as well as the past chair of the New York State Bar Association's Products Liability Committee. Neil is on the Executive Committee of the USLAW Network and is on the Advisory Board of the Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) Product Safety & Liability Reporter.

Neil's most recent trial, conducted last year, arose from the February 2009 crash of Colgan Flight 3407 that resulted in the deaths of 50 people. This was one of only a few such trials conducted in the United States in the last 30 years.

Neil is the editor of and contributing author of seven books on the defense of complex personal injury cases. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the two-volume treatise, Preparing For and Trying the Civil Lawsuit, second edition, published by the New York State Bar Association, 2004. Neil is also editor-in-chief and contributing author to Products Liability in New York, Strategy and Practice, second edition (2012). He is the editor-in-chief of DRI's Daubert Compendium.

Neil is a frequent lecturer on the defense of product liability and personal injury actions. He has lectured for Lloyds of London, the Defense Research Institute, Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Southern Methodist University and other prestigious organizations throughout the United States and Europe.


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers in America 2013-2016 (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers
The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers
•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
•Named one of the Top 50 New York Super Lawyers
Business First's Legal Elite of Western New York (Litigation)
•Defense Research Institute: Distinguished Service Award
•New York State Bar Association: Committee Chair of the Year Award; Distinguished Service Award
•Who's Who in America
•Who's Who in American Law
•Who's Who Legal


• Goldberg Segalla Wins Summary Judgment for Laser Component Manufacturer in Product Liability Case
September 2, 2011


• The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Names Albert J. D Aquino, Sean P. Beiter Two Buffalo Lawyers of the Year, Lists Twenty Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
September 2, 2015
• Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015
• Goldberg Segalla Partners Selected for Premier Global Insurance and Reinsurance Directories
November 2014
• 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
• 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
• Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Whos 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
• Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
September 6, 2011
• Goldberg Segalla attorneys selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2010
September 1, 2010


• Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Neil Goldberg and Anita Hotchkiss Listed in International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers
July 31, 2012
• “Bunkers Golf Program Hits a Landmark Number, ” Business First
July 22, 2011
• Consultants buff and shine defendants: Trial consultants are tool to trial lawyers, WIVB Channel 4 News in Buffalo
July 6, 2010


• Life Science Matters
• Product Liability Playbook


• Fraudulent Misjoinder: Combating Artful Pleadings Designed to Destroy Diversity Jurisdiction, DRI For the Defense
May 2015
• Proactive, Long-term Corporate Crisis Management: The Hunter, The Ostrich, and The Spin Master
March 2011
• Through Regulations and in Court: The 2008 CPSIA Starts to Take Shape, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute
April 2009
• CPSC Power Expands: Legislation Brings Change to Consumer Products Industry, USLAW Magazine
Spring/Summer, 2009


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Neil A. Goldberg

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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