Founded by litigators. In 2001, Goldberg Segalla was founded as a modern, refreshing alternative to the typical law firm. Today, we are proud to serve as trial counsel for a number of Fortune 100 companies and to continue building an ongoing history of success. Of course, we also care for our communities and support numerous efforts to enhance the diversity and quality of life in the areas in which we work and live. We invite you to read more about Goldberg Segalla here, or contact us at any time if you have specific questions about our firm.


I have been Goldberg Segalla’s managing partner since its inception in 2001. I have the privilege of working with some of the most dynamic attorneys, clients, and professionals in the business, most of whom have distinguished themselves among their peers.

We’re excellent lawyers — even better human beings.

The culture here is unlike those firms who have been practicing for decades. We place a great emphasis on team collaboration and that includes our clients. Instead of a board of directors, we administer the firm through a facilitation committee. There is tremendous energy, forward momentum and progression here. As we grow, we hire people who are not only brilliant lawyers, but who are energized by our culture, have strong ethics and integrity, and share our vision. Since the day we opened our doors, we have strived to build our community with people who were excellent at what they do, and even better human beings. I am extremely proud of our people, and as you read through our website, you’ll understand why.

Thank you and welcome to

Richard J. Cohen



  • Goldberg Segalla was founded in 2001 and is now more than 300 lawyers strong, with offices in New York (New York, Garden City, White Plains, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Rochester), Illinois (Chicago), Florida (Orlando, Miami, and West Palm Beach), Maryland (Baltimore), Missouri (St. Louis), North Carolina (Greensboro), New Jersey (Newark and Princeton), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Connecticut (Hartford), and the United Kingdom (London).
  • Goldberg Segalla attorneys handle all forms of dispute resolution and provide proactive counsel to help minimize and manage risk in a broad array of areas, including insurance coverage and reinsurance, professional liability, catastrophic personal injury, product liability, fire and arson, drug and medical device, consumer fraud and class action defense, complex commercial and business litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, toxic tort and environmental, construction, trucking and transportation, and municipal liability. Click here for a full listing of our practice groups.
  • We have litigated cases in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. 
  • We have tried cases in 32 states and the District of Columbia. 
  • We have acted for clients in disputes in 10 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. 
  • Nearly 30 Goldberg Segalla attorneys have tried at least 50 cases.
  • Nearly 50 of our lawyers have held judicial, appellate, or legislative clerkships.
  • Our attorneys have developed relationships with an extensive network of national and international experts in the many fields of endeavor that are frequently the subjects of the wide range of litigation we handle.


  • We have been named numerous times by clients among the nation’s top 500 companies as a Go-To Law Firm in areas including Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Contracts Litigation, Patent Prosecution, and Torts Litigation.
  • Our rankings on The National Law Journal and Law360 lists of the largest U.S.-based law firms continually show us to be one of the fastest-growing firms. Additionally, our Global Insurance Services and Product Liability teams rank in Law360’s national Guide to the Largest Practice Groups.
  • In the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, we earned more than a dozen metropolitan rankings spanning five offices and eight practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law: Management, Insurance Law, Labor Law: Management, Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants, Litigation: Construction, Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation: Defendants.
  • Our firm is recognized among the elite practices in the United States in the 2015 and 2016 Chambers USA directories for Litigation: General Commercial in Upstate New York. 
  • Goldberg Segalla was named Law Firm of the Year by Reactions, one of the most prominent publications serving the global insurance and reinsurance industry, in its 2014 London Market Awards.
  • The international Lawyer Monthly named Goldberg Segalla the USA Insurance Law Firm of the Year in its 2014 Legal Awards. Two members of our Global Insurance Services team that year took top individual honors on either side of the Atlantic, earning the Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year titles in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Goldberg Segalla was a finalist for the Best Law Firm distinction in Intelligent Insurer’s Global Awards, emphasizing our firm’s stature in the insurance and reinsurance community alongside the world’s largest and longest-established law firms serving it. Of the top-four finalists in 2013, 2014, and 2015, Goldberg Segalla was the only firm less than 95 years old and with fewer than 475 lawyers.
  • We ranked “Highly Commended” in the “U.S.: Overall Leaders” category in Intelligent Insurer’s 2013 Legal Elite. Only two firms placed higher in this category.
  • Reinsurance magazine ranked us sixth in the world on its 2010 Power List.
  • Goldberg Segalla’s attorney bloggers are national thought leaders in a wide range of specialties. In 2016, our Asbestos Case Tracker blog earned a spot in the American Bar Association Journal Blawg 100 ranking and was named the best litigation blog in the country in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest.
  • LexisNexis named The Insurance and Reinsurance Report one of the top 50 insurance blogs in the world each time it published that list.
  • Our Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog earned placement among the top 100 legal blogs by Feedspot.
  • National and regional workplace rankings continually highlight the impact of Goldberg Segalla’s Best Practices philosophy and collaborative culture. We are proud to be among the Fortune 100 Best Medium Workplaces nationally, and we have now ranked among the Best Companies to Work For in New York State for five years and counting. Twice we were named The Best Place to Work among all large employers in Western New York. We also rank among the top 10 large employers in Pennsylvania, the top 10 in Illinois, and the top 30 in New Jersey.
  • In recognition of our leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession and the wider business community, we received a George B. Vashon Innovator Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, a Diversity Trailblazer Award from the New York State Bar Association, a Community Service Award from the Defense Research Institute, and a Diversity Excellence Award from the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association.
  • Goldberg Segalla attorneys have been elected to national and regional leadership positions in several of the most prominent legal and professional organizations shaping the industry today — including, to name a few: the Defense Research Institute, USLAW, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the International Claim Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Lawyers for Civil Justice, the CPCU Society, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and others.
  • Nearly 150 of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and as Rising Stars, and more than 25 have been listed in Who’s Who in Law, Who’s Who in American Law, the international Who’s Who Legal, or Who’s Who in America.
  • Twenty of our attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and more than 10 have been 40 Under Forty honorees. 

For more information, please visit our Achievements archive.