Past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA),David B. Golomb has been in practice for 41 years, for the past 28 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 $50,500,000 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; a recent settlement in Albany for $6,000,000 for a toddler left with impaired bladder and bowel function as a result of malpractice; 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, now AAJ, the American Association for Justice) and New York State Trial Lawyers Association (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. He has served on NYSTLA's Executive Committee for more than 20 years. 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; 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 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.
Admitted 1975, New York
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