David B. Golomb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of David B. Golomb
 | 370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 908
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-661-9000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew,
  • French,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Advocating on behalf of victims of negligence in New York and the surrounding areas, David B. Golomb has a reputation as a fierce litigator who stops at nothing to recover maximum compensation. As principal at the Law Offices of David B. Golomb, he solely focuses on handling personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries, whether from automobile or construction incidents, medical malpractice, defective products or any other cause. 

One of Mr. Golomb’s most notable cases involved a 29-year-old worker who fell and became paralyzed from the waist down, for whom he secured a $50.5 million verdict. Other accomplishments include obtaining the then-largest pre-trial personal injury settlement against New York City on behalf of a 35 year old woman left paraplegic in a motor vehicle crash caused by a defectively-designed City bridge, and the highest verdict ever in a flammable fabrics case, in which a 23 year old woman lab assistant suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns from a defective lab coat.

For these and other accomplishments, Mr. Golomb holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has an Avvo “Superb” rating.

A former public defender, Mr. Golomb has been practicing law for 41 years. Prior to earning his license, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University in 1970, going on to receive a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

A past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Golomb remains active in that group as well as in the rest of the legal community through the American Association for Justice (formerly the Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America), where he was on its Board for almost 20 years, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Public Justice, the Brooklyn Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He lectures frequently to lawyers and judges on trial tactics, evidence and medical malpractice.

Outside his practice, Mr. Golomb was one of four attorneys who founded Trial Lawyers Care, a national organization of volunteer attorneys which became the largest pro bono legal services effort in history and ultimately represented almost 95% of the families and survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks in the Federal compensation program for 9/11.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (70%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)
Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About David Golomb

Admitted: 1975, New York

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2014
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, UJA, 2004
  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1984
  • Who's Who in American Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, N.Y.S. Bar Association, 1984-present
  • Past President, N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, 1988-present
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1983-present
  • Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), 1989-present
  • Sustaining Member, N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association, 1980-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Public Justice Foundation, 1991-present
  • Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation, 1991-present
  • Co-Founder and Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers Care

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]
  • McDonald v. Ousmane, Supreme Court, Westchester County, Index No.: 53207/2015, $15,000,000 settlement for executive who suffered serious knee injury when run over by a package company's delivery van [February 2017]
  • 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]
  • Marsh v. Anonymous Hospital Center, Supreme Court, Albany County, Index No.: 1713/2010, $6,000,000 settlement for toddler injured by malpractice [October 2013]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tipaldo v. The City of New York, Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No.: 4209/2001, Then 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Hernandez v. Lamar, et al., Suffolk County, Index No.: 16533/2011, $2,100,000 settlement for bicyclist hit by pickup truck (December 2014)

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, B.A., 1970
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Office Location for David B. Golomb

370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 908
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-661-9000

 

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Last Updated: 4/17/2017

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