Past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, David B. Golomb has been in practice for 39 years, for the past 27 as principal of the Law Offices of David B. Golomb in Manhattan, concentrating on complex negligence matters, including death and catastrophic injuries from medical and professional malpractice, construction incidents, highway design, automobile incidents, product liability and on behalf of sexual abuse victims and disability insurance claimants. He has secured more than three dozen million-dollar verdicts and settlements, including a recent verdict of $50.5 million on behalf of a 29-year-old scaffold worker left paralyzed from the waist down after a fall; the then highest individual personal injury pre-trial settlement ever against the City of New York ($9,500,000), for a 35-year-old hotel executive left paraplegic because of a defective highway bridge; the highest verdict ever in New York State ($20,000,000) for a victim in a flammable fabric product liability case; two of the highest recoveries ever for Brachial Plexus (Erb's Palsy) birth-malpractice-related injuries; a recent settlement on behalf of an injured construction worker for $8,000,000; and many others. He was one of the original founders and a member of the Board of Directors of Trial Lawyers Care, the non-profit corporation established by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and NYSTLA to provide free attorney representation throughout the country to all victims of September 11. He served six terms on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) and three terms as a member of its Executive Committee. Before entering civil litigation, he was a public defender in Manhattan with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division; a Special Assistant Attorney General prosecuting nursing home and Medicaid fraud under Charles "Joe" Hynes; and an assistant to Nicholas Scoppetta in the Office of the N.Y.C. Deputy Mayor for Criminal Justice. He lectures extensively and frequently to lawyers and judges, in New York and nationally, on medical malpractice issues, construction litigation, trial strategy, modern techniques of demonstrative evidence and deposition practice. He has sat on NYSTLA's Executive Committee for 21 years, and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Inns of Court; American Board of Trial Advocates; N.Y.S. Bar Association; and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Articles about David Golomb appearing in Super Lawyers
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About David Golomb
Admitted: 1975, New York
Professional Webpage: iapps.courts.state.ny.us/attorney/AttorneyDetails?attorneyId...
Honors and Awards:
- AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell 1984-to date; Who's Who in American Law 1985, et seq., Trial Lawyer of the Year, UJA, 2004
- Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) 1989-to date; Sustaining Member, N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association 1980-to date; Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York 1983-date; Member, N.Y.S. Bar Association 1984-to date; Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation 1991-to date; Member, Public Justice Foundation, 1991-to date; Member, Brooklyn Bar Association 1988-to date; Member, N.Y. County Lawyers Association 1977-to date
Pro bono/Community Service:
- Co-Founder and Board of Directors of Trial Lawyers Care, largest pro bono effort in history of the legal profession, which represented family and survivors of 9/11 attacks without charge before Federal compensation program.
Verdicts and Settlements:
- Savillo v. Greenpoint Landing v. All Safe Contracting, Supreme Court, N.Y. County, Index No.: 114418/2007, $50,591,036 verdict for scaffold worker paralyzed and brain-injured in fall from a height [December 2010]. Klingner v. Mashioff, Supreme Court, Queens County, Index No.: 015776/05, $1,950,000 settlement for death of 64-year-old man after kidney stone removal [November 2008]. Nunez v. Levy, Supreme Court, N.Y. County, Index No.: 114538/2003, $10,000,000 verdict for demolition laborer whose leg was crushed and later amputated; [March 2007]. Malloy v. Stellar Management, Supreme Court, New York County, Index No.: 109054/05, $3,300,000 verdict for elevator mechanic who suffered disabling back injuries as a result of an on-the-job incident [February 2008]. Tipaldo v. The City of New York, Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No.: 4209/2001, Highest personal injury pre-trial settlement ever against the City of New York, $9,500,000 on behalf of 35 year-old hotel executive left paraplegic from motor vehicle collision caused by highway design defect [March 2006]. Cantrell v. New York University, 326 F.Supp 2d 468 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) $4,000,000 settlement in federal False Claims Act qui tam action, established precedent that each invoice, grant application, progress report and financial report may support a claim under the False Claims Act. Weigl v. Quincy Specialties Co., 1 A.D.3d 132, 766 N.Y.S.2d 428 (1st Dept. 11/6/03) Unanimous affirmance of post-trial judgment in the principal amount of $7,992,084; highest judgment in New York State history in a flammable fabrics action or for burn injuries. Weigl v. Quincy Specialties Co., 190 Misc.2d 1, 735 N.Y.S.2d 729 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cnty, Marcy Friedman, J., 2001) Post-trial decision in product liability action resulting in $20,000,000 jury verdict in favor of burn victim, highest verdict in New York State history for a flammable fabrics action or for burn injuries. Deodato v. Sklar, Supreme Court, N.Y. County Index No.: 106456/1993, $4,500,000 settlement after two weeks of malpractice trial for 12-year-old boy whose benign brain tumor was not timely diagnosed (November 1997). Klos v. N.Y.C. Transit Authority, 240 A.D.2d 635, 659 N.Y.S.2d 97 (2nd Dept. 1997) Wrongful death construction-site action, $4,500,000 verdict. Campbell v. Fine, Olin & Anderson, P.C., 168 Misc.2d 305, 642 N.Y.S.2d 819 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cnty., David Saxe, J., 1996) $1,000,000 recovery in legal malpractice action where workers' compensation attorney failed to advise client of all possible claims.
- B.A., Cornell University, 1970