Attorney Profile:

Patrick B. Omilian

Patrick B. Omilian: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP


Patrick Omilian focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage and reinsurance matters. He provides insurance coverage analysis and advocacy on matters involving environmental, reinsurance, complex claims, and bad faith. His experience and successes include defending a variety of claims in state and federal courts relating to industrial solvent contamination in groundwater, Superfund contribution actions, agricultural operations, and asbestos exposure claims. Beyond environmental and insurance matters, Patrick has defended such diverse matters as copyright infringement relating to EMR software licenses, defamation in the context of political speech, and an architect in a design defect case involving catastrophic injuries.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Patrick combines his educational training - a master's degree in environmental science - with real-world experience in an industrial wastewater treatment facility and a fisheries research laboratory in the Adirondacks, as well as legal experience in insurance, regulatory, and litigation regimes, to provide effective advocacy in complex environmental matters. Patrick is SCUBA-certified and an avid fisherman; enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping; and volunteers with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper as a Riverwatch captain and a site captain for biannual shore clean-ups.

Patrick is a frequent author and speaker on insurance-related topics including bad faith and the evolving area of climate change and its impacts on the insurance and reinsurance industries.


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2016

Community Involvement

•Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Riverwatch Captain
•Smallwood Elementary School, PTA


•Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners
January 5, 2015
•Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners, Special Counsel Promotions
January 2, 2014


•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 15, 2016
•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


•Presenter, Construction Law, Foxmoor Continuing Education, November 6, 2014
•Presenter, Legal Issues for Professional Engineers, HalfMoon LLC CLE, January 27, 2012
•Presenter, Introduction to Mechanic's Lien Law, Connecticut Bar Association CLE, February 2010
•Author, “The True Meaning of 'Pay When Paid' Clauses,” CDC News, Houston Texas Edition, January 23, 2006
•Author, Beware of 'Information Not Guaranteed' Clauses, CDC News, Southern Florida, December 19, 2005
•Author, “Mechanic's Lien Law Applied to Retail Construction,” New England Construction News, November 21, 2005
•Author, “Sick Building Syndrome: What Every Contractor Should Know,” New England Construction News, October 24, 2005
•Author, “Disappointed Bidders May Have Day in Court,” New England Construction News, September 19, 2005
•Presenter, Connecticut Construction Law: What Do You Do When...? , National Business Institute CLE, January 13-14, 2005
•Author, “The Laws Governing Blasting,” ISEE Journal, November-December 2003

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Toxic Torts
  • Business and Commercial
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • Global Insurance Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.566.5430  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.S., 1995; Indiana University, Bloomington, M.S.E.S., 2002
Law School Attended:
Indiana University, Bloomington, J.D., 2002
2003, Indiana; New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Excess Umbrella Subcommittee, Insurance Committee; Covered Events, Associate Editor

Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, July 19, 1973

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