Neil A. Goldberg: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Neil A. Goldberg

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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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 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.

Neil possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent

Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015 (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 (Personal Injury Defense: Products)

•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


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Office Information

Neil A. Goldberg

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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