Achievements

Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers May 23, 2014

Seven attorneys in the Philadelphia office of Goldberg Segalla are listed in the 2014 Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers. The publication represents a ranking of outstanding lawyers recognized by their peers for their exceptional professional achievement. Only five percent of the total lawyers in each state receive this honor. Firmwide, more than 100 of Goldberg Segalla’s lawyers across its five-state U.S. footprint and in London have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

Michael D. Brophy, Partner, is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience. Mike has developed a specialty in the defense of psychiatric malpractice cases as well as traditionalmedical malpractice litigation. He has been designated as lead trial counsel by health care organizations and automotive product manufacturers with both local and national affiliations.


Seth L. Laver is recognized as a 2014 Rising Star in the category of Professional Liability: Defense. Seth has earned this honor every year since 2010. He defends attorneys, real estate and insurance professionals, and particularly accountants in professional negligence matters. He is the immediate-past Chair of Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Seminar and serves on the Professional Liability Committees for both DRI and the American Bar Association. He is the editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Matters blog.

Saleel V. Sabnis is recognized as a 2014 Rising Star in the category of Professional Liability: Defense. Saleel defends attorneys in legal malpractice actions in both state and federal trial courts. In addition, he has represented commercial airlines in a variety of matters and has also litigated general aviation claims. Saleel has authored numerous articles on professional liability and malpractice issues, and is the editor of the American Bar Association (ABA) Professional Liability Litigation Committee newsletter.

Matthew R. Shindell is recognized as a 2014 Rising Star in the category of Personal Injury — Products: Defense. He concentrates his practice in the defense of product liability matters involving consumer products and industrial equipment. Matt also defends medical malpractice claims against physicians, medical practice groups, hospitals, community clinics, and nurses. He is the co-editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Risky Business: Avoiding Product Liability, Commercial, and Other Litigation blog.

Sean T. Stadelman is recognized as a 2014 Rising Star in the category of Class Action/Mass Torts. He litigates complex product liability matters on behalf of medical device manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, consumer product businesses, and others. Sean is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Product Liability Committee.

Stacy A. Tees is recognized in the category of Workers’ Compensation. Stacy focuses her practice on all aspects of workers’ compensation law, including conducting and participating in the deposition of medical experts and fact witnesses, advising clients in preparation for litigation, and the presentation of matters before workers’ compensation judges. Stacy is Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee.

Jonathan S. Ziss is recognized in the category of Professional Liability: Defense. Jonathan represents accountants, attorneys, bankers, design professionals, insurance agents and brokers, officers, directors, and other executives and fiduciaries in administrative and civil proceedings. He is Vice President of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF). In addition, he is past Chair of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Mid-Atlantic Steering Committee, and immediate-past Lead Chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Professional Liability Committee. Jonathan is a prolific author on matters relevant to professional liability and he is frequently called upon to speak to professionals on these subjects.

The Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.