Susan E. Van Gelder: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Susan E. Van Gelder

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Torts
  • Product Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5463
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Oswego, B.S., cum laude, 1994
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1997
Admitted1998, New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Member, Women in the Law Committee; Professional Liability Expert Witness Chair, Steering Committee; Member, Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee; Member, Planning and Marketing Committees, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar; Past Member, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee (Annual Meeting Co-Chair, 2007 -2008, Seminar Planning Committee, 2007-2008; Publications/Newsletter Chair, 2008-2010)
•New York State Bar Association: Environmental Law Section; Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; and Trial Lawyers Section
•Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York: Past Board Member

BornCanandaigua, New York, August 30, 1972

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, 2013-2015


•Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015
•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 Whos Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012


•Co-Author, “ Non-Traditional Asbestos Litigation: New Products and Industries in the Crosshairs, ” Mealey's Litigation Report: Asbestos, November 19, 2014
•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


•Asbestos Case Tracker
•Product Liability Playbook

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Office Information

Susan E. Van Gelder

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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