Christopher G. Floreale

Christopher G. Floreale: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Biography

Christopher Floreale is a proven trial lawyer with a track record of achieving defense verdicts in the vast majority of the more than 75 cases he has tried to verdict. He focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice and negligence claims against nursing homes and long-term-care facilities, as well as the defense of a wide range of general liability claims that involve transportation, premises liability, and worksite injuries.

He has extensive experience arguing cases throughout the New York court system, including numerous jury trials before the New York State Supreme Court and cases before the New York State Appellate Division (Fourth Department). In his more than 15 years of practice, Chris has developed a particularly high degree of mastery in transportation litigation defense, an area in which he has successfully defended insured and self-insured clients from a diverse range of industries. In addition, Chris has experience working with clients in the health care industry.

As the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Trial Techniques General Committee and an active participant in numerous other prominent litigation-focused professional organizations, Chris is widely recognized as being at the forefront of trial practice today. He has written and lectured on topics that include trial tactics as well as transportation regulations.

Honors

Business First's Who's Who in Law
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2012-2016

Publications/Presentations

•Author, “Closing Arguments: Not Just a 'Free-for-All,' Part Two,” American Bar Association Minority Trial Lawyer , Spring 2014
•Author, “Closing Arguments: Not Just a 'Free-for-All,' Part One,” American Bar Association Minority Trial Lawyer , Winter 2014
•Author, “Closing Arguments - Not Just a 'Free-for-All,'” American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, Summer 2012
•Co-Presenter, Safety Regulations, Lorman Educational Services Seminar - Trucking Litigation and DOT Regulations in New York, July 2006

Blog

•Professional Liability Matters

Successes

•Personal Injury With Loaner Vehicle - Vicarious Negligence by Dealer

Achievements

•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 15, 2016
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Honored in Legal Elite of Western New York
October 7, 2015
•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

Areas of Practice (5)

  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.566.5413  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/christopher-g-floreale
University Attended:
Canisius College, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., Recipient of the American Juris Prudence Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Torts, 1997
Year of First admission:
1998
Admission:
1998, New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York
Memberships:

Professional Affilaitions

•American Bar Association: Vice Chair, Trial Techniques General Committee

Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, March 25, 1968
ISLN:
913806225

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (19)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 06/20/16 in General Liability on 06/20/16

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/19/16 in General Liability on 06/19/16

    • Legal Knowledge

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 04/27/15 in Civil Litigation on 04/27/15

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/21/15 in Personal Injury on 04/21/15

    excellent attorney

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    excellent attorney

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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/20/15 in Insurance Defense Subrogation on 04/20/15

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/20/15 in Personal Injury Defense on 04/20/15

    Chris is an outstanding attorney. Excellent trial counsel and a true gentleman to work with.

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    Chris is an outstanding attorney. Excellent trial counsel and a true gentleman to work with.

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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 09/11/13 in Civil Litigation on 09/11/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    5.0/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 08/31/13 in Insurance on 08/31/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    4.8/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 04/20/15 in Personal Injury Defense on 04/20/15

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • Christopher G. Floreale

    4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 06/21/16 in General Liability on 06/21/16

    Chris is an excellent attorney who serves his clients very well. As an opponent, he fights hard and within appropriate ethical bounds. He is a credit to the profession.

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    Chris is an excellent attorney who serves his clients very well. As an opponent, he fights hard and within appropriate ethical bounds. He is a credit to the profession.

    • Legal Knowledge

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      4.0/5.0
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