Mr. Goldstein has litigated numerous catastrophic injury cases, in a number of different contexts, including motor vehicle negligence, medical malpractice, industrial accidents, defective automotive products, and defective medical products. In the process, he has developed a special expertise and emphasis in his practice with respect to the handling of catastrophic injury claims in the context of tire failure litigation. Since the date of his first tire failure case in the late 1980's, Mr. Goldstein has successfully prosecuted more than 25 such claims and has recovered more than $50 million on behalf of victims of defective tires. Because of his acknowledged expertise in this area, Mr. Goldstein has been interviewed by national and local media - television and newspaper - to address various issues regarding tire failure litigation, and has lectured on the subject of tire defects to other attorneys around the country who specialize in automotive product liability litigation.
Mr. Goldstein is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers, which compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys, is considered to be one of the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. He has also been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer®. SCSL San Diego Edition, names the top 5 percent of lawyers in San Diego, as chosen by their peers (in a survey of more than 10,000 active lawyers in San Diego) and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
He is also a two-time recipient of the "Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award" from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for having obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in challenging catastrophic injury cases. He holds the highest rating - AV - for legal skill and ethical conduct, by the national legal rating service, Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates; he has been a long-time instructor at the San Diego Inn of Court, Trial Practice Program; and he has attended the Gerry Spence "Trial Lawyer's College." He has also appeared in national television broadcasts, including 20/20 and the NBC Nightly News.
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