David E. Leach

David E. Leach: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP
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David Leach is a trial lawyer who has been practicing for over 30 years. He specializes in construction related litigation and labor and employment matters. He has also handed all types of general liability matters, including, but not limited to, products liability, premises liability, property damage and security matters.

David regularly represents construction companies on managing risk and in litigation proceedings. His clients have utilized his services in matters involving investigations by the United States Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Labor and OSHA. He has also defended construction delay claims, filed mechanic's liens, and handled disputes with other contractors over payment. He has also represented employers in all types of employment-related litigation in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration on matters involving employment discrimination, civil rights claims, and hostile work environments.

David's environmental experience includes defending cases involving an alleged exposure to asbestos containing products and lead paint. In addition, he has worked on many cases involving the clean-up of hazardous waste at various spill sites.

He has spoken at seminars for the New York State Bar Association and Syracuse Claims Association, and for various clients on an in-house basis, on subjects including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), Labor Law Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6), and liability for intentional acts.


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2014-18


•Sixty-One Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Featured in 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 13, 2018
•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
•Thirty-Nine Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014


•U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Federal Contractor Recognition Program for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
November 12, 2018
•U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Federal Contractor Recognition Program for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
November 5, 2018
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 2017


•OSHA: Legal Developments and Defense Strategies
•Professional Liability Matters



•Presenter, NYSDOL Audits: What You Can Do in Preparation for Department of Labor Investigations, Associated Builders and Contractors, June 8, 2016
•Co-Editor, OSHA: Legal Developments and Defense Strategies blog

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Construction
  • Employment and Labor
  • Environmental
  • General Liability
  • Management and Professional Liability
  • OSHA and Worksite Safety

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
315.413.5450  Phone
315.413.5401  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, 1983
Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York; 1991, New York; 1987, Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

•Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training

Birth Information:
Rome, New York, 1961
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 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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