Jeffrey M. Goldberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices
 | 20 North Clark Street, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 888-396-3914
Fax: 312-236-5913
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder and principal attorney of the Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices, Jeffrey M. Goldberg is a passionate advocate for his clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Goldberg's law practice is entirely devoted to litigation with a special emphasis on medical malpractice. The majority of his cases, about 90 percent, involve birth injuries. A licensed pilot since 1985, Mr. Goldberg also devotes a portion of his practice to aviation accidents.

Licensed to practice law since 1974, Mr. Goldberg graduated with a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Francis Lorenz with the Illinois Appellate Court and served at The John Marshall Law School as an instructor. In addition to his admission to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Mr. Goldberg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Recognized for his ethics and legal skill, Mr. Goldberg has earned an AV Preeminent* rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, the Public Justice Foundation named him a Champion of Justice.

Mr. Goldberg is the author of numerous published works in legal journals and other media, including a work entitled "Electronic Fetal Monitoring: What is it really telling us?" published for the American Association for Justice, as well as entries in multiple editions of the Medical Malpractice Handbook. In order to keep abreast of the occurrences in his practice, Mr. Goldberg is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Public Justice Foundation, the Center for Disability and Elder Law, and numerous other organizations.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee

Personal Injury - General (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Employment Law - Employee

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Jeffrey Goldberg

Admitted: 1974, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.goldberglaw.com/attorneys/jeffrey-goldberg/

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent* rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbel
  • Public Justice Champion of Justice, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified
  • FAA Private Pilot License SE/Inst. 1980 - present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Center For Disability And Elder Law, 1996 - present
  • Fellow, The National College Of Advocacy
  • Member, Birth Trauma Litigation Group & Board of Directors, American Association for Justice, 2001 - present
  • Member, Tort Law Section, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Judicial Candidates Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1980 - 1987
  • Committee on Legal Specialization, Chicago Bar Association, 1979
  • Vice Chairman Tort Litigation Section, Chicago Bar Association, 1980
  • Chairman- Tort Litigation Section, Chicago Bar Association, 1981
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1997
  • Co-Chairman, Publications Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • Co-Chairman, Insurance Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1994
  • Member, Medical Negligence Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1987 - present
  • Member, Legislative Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1987 - 2005
  • Member, Membership Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1985 - 2001
  • Co-Chairman, Membership Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1987 - 1995
  • Parliamentarian, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1991
  • Secretary, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1994
  • Treasurer, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1993- 1995
  • Elected Member of Board, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1987 - 2011
  • Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1974 - present
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2000
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1974
  • Wisconsin, 2000
  • Illinois, 1974
  • Member, Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee
  • Member, Legal Specialization Committee
  • Chairperson, Chicago Bar Association's Tort Litigation Section
  • Member, American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Public Justice Foundation, 1996 - present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Public Justice Foundation, 1999 - present
  • Treasurer, Public Justice Foundation, 2000
  • Secretary, Public Justice Foundation, 2001
  • Vice-President, Public Justice Foundation, 2002
  • President Elect, Public Justice Foundation, 2003
  • President, Public Justice Foundation, 2004
  • Member, The Public Justice Foundation

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Use of Professionally Produced Video as Demonstrative Evidence, Milwaukee Bar Association, December 2010
  • ATLA/BTLG Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, February, 2003, Atlanta, GA, Panel Moderator
  • ATLA/BTLG Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, February, 2002, Atlanta, GA
  • ATLA/BTLG - Catastrophically Injured Child Seminar, March 2001, Atlanta, GA
  • ATLA/BTLG - Catastrophically Injured Child Seminar, March 2001, Atlanta, GA
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association— Medical Malpractice Seminar— "Sole Proximate Cause Defense," December 9, 2000
  • American Trial Lawyers Association — Professional Negligence Section - "Effective Techniques to Obtain Early Settlements," ATLA Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 31, 2000
  • American Trial Lawyers Association - National College of Advocacy - "Visual Persuasion," Miami, Florida, January, 2000
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Negligence Seminar - "Nucleated Red Blood Cells and Post-Natal Imaging," December 11, 1999
  • Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, "Co-Mediation- A Report Card Measuring It's First Three Years," Panel Member, January 28, 1999
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association— "Examining Your Expert With Confidence," January 10, 1998
  • Chicago Bar Association- Using The Power Of Visual Persuasion - "How to Prepare Admissible Demonstrative Evidence," September 24, 1997
  • Chicago Bar Association- Using The Power Of Visual Persuasion - "How to Prepare Admissible Demonstrative Evidence," September 24, 1997
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 'Proving That The Product Is Unreasonably Dangerous," January 11, 1997
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 'Proving That The Product Is Unreasonably Dangerous," January 11, 1997
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association "Handling Subsequent Treating Physicians," December 7, 1996
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association "Cross Examination Of Defendant's Liability Expert," October 14, 1996
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association — "Proving Proximate Cause: Medical And Legal Considerations," December 2, 1995
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association — "Proving Proximate Cause: Medical And Legal Considerations," December 2, 1995
  • National Safety Council Annual Safety Conference, Dallas, Texas, November 1995
  • Illinois State Bar Association — "Professional Negligence/Product Liability," November 13, 1995
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association— "Point-Counterpoint Seminar," October 10, 1994
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association "Shotgun Seminar," February 21, 1994
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Tort Law Update, 1994
  • Obstetrics and COBRA Liability, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, September 24, 1993
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Tort Update Seminar Section on Medical Malpractice, September 11, 1993
  • Institute for Injury Reduction Toy Safety Seminar, November, 1992
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Moderator/Participant, December, 1992
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois - Head Injury Trauma, October, 1991
  • Illinois Work Safety Council-"A Plaintiff Attorney's View For Work Place Safety," October 16, 1990
  • Parents Of Developmentally Disabled Children's Support Group, June, 1990
  • Parents Of Developmentally Disabled Children's Support Group, June, 1990
  • COBRA Seminar for Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Risk Managers, Highland Park Hospital, April 24, 1990
  • COBRA Seminar for Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Risk Managers, Highland Park Hospital, April 24, 1990
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Notebook Series, Leadoff Speaker, 1989
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Spring, 1989
  • The American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Medical Legal Aspects of Neurosurgical Practice, November, 1989
  • ITLA Trial Practice Seminar," Trial Preparation Techniques" October 21, 1989
  • ITLA Update and Review Seminar, "Expert Witnesses," September 9, 1989
  • Chicago Bar Association, Comparative Negligence Seminar, November 1988
  • American Institute of Food Processors, 1987
  • Midwest Section American Podiatric Association, 1987
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Seminar, 1982
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Trends Update
  • "The Use of Professionally Produced Video as Demonstrative Evidence", WI Bar Association Seminar, December 1, 2010
  • Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition Judge, 2008
  • ABA Trial Academy, 2005
  • ATLA National Trial Competition Judge, 2003
  • Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition Judge, November 15, 1995
  • Instructor, The John Marshall Law School, 1974 - 1975
  • ATLA/BTLG Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, Panel Moderator, 2003
  • ATLA/BTLG Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, 2002
  • From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyers, Roscoe Pound Institute, 2001
  • ATLA/BTLG - Catastrophically Injured Child Seminar, 2001
  • "Sole Proximate Cause Defense", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Malpractice Seminar, December 9, 2000
  • "Effective Techniques to Obtain Early Settlements", ATLA Annual Convention, American Association for Justice - Professional Negligence Section, July 31, 2000
  • "Visual Persuasion", American Association for Justice - National College of Advocacy, 2000
  • "Nucleated Red Blood Cells and Post-Natal Imaging", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Negligence Seminar, December 11, 1999
  • "Co-Mediation- A Report Card Measuring Its First Three Years", Panel Member, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, January 28, 1999
  • "Examining Your Expert With Confidence", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 10, 1998
  • Medical Negligence Trial: The Winning Plaintiff's Case in Chief, "Closing Argument", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 6, 1997
  • Using The Power of Visual Persuasion, "How to Prepare Admissible Demonstrative Evidence", Chicago Bar Association, September 24, 1997
  • "Opinion Evidence-What The Experts Can Testify To", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Shotgun Seminar, May 3, 1997
  • "Proving That The Product Is Unreasonably Dangerous", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 11, 1997
  • "Handling Subsequent Treating Physicians", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 7, 1996
  • "Cross Examination Of Defendant's Liability Expert", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 14, 1996
  • "Mediating The Medical Malpractice Case", Panel Member, Health Care Risk Management Society of Metropolitan Chicago, February 8, 1996
  • "Proving Proximate Cause: Medical And Legal Considerations", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 2, 1995
  • National Safety Council Annual Safety Conference, 1995
  • "Professional Negligence/Product Liability", Illinois State Bar Association, November 13, 1995
  • "Point-Counterpoint Seminar", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 10, 1994
  • "Shotgun Seminar", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 21, 1994
  • Tort Law Update, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Obstetrics and COBRA Liability, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, September 24, 1993
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Tort Update Seminar Section on Medical Malpractice, September 11, 1993
  • Institute for Injury Reduction Toy Safety Seminar, 1992
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Moderator/Participant, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Head Injury Trauma, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • "A Plaintiff Attorney's View For Work Place Safety", Illinois Work Safety Council, October 16, 1990
  • Meeting at Oak Forest Hospital, National Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • Parents of Developmentally Disabled Children's Support Group, 1990
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • COBRA Seminar for Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Risk Managers, Highland Park Hospital, April 24, 1990
  • Trial Notebook Series, Leadoff Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Medical Legal Aspects of Neurosurgical Practice, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1989
  • Trial Preparation Techniques, ITLA Trial Practice Seminar, October 21, 1989
  • Expert Witnesses, ITLA Update and Review Seminar, September 9, 1989
  • Comparative Negligence Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, 1988
  • American Institute of Food Processors, 1987
  • Midwest Section American Podiatric Association, 1987
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1988
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1987
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1986
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 1982
  • Tort Trends Update, Chicago Bar Association
  • "Physical Injuries - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, contributing author - 2012 Edition Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - 2011 Edition Medical Malpractice Handbook
  • "2009 Supplement to Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, contributing author
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - 2005 Edition Medical Malpractice Handbook
  • "Electronic Fetal Monitoring: What is it really telling us? -- The second stage of labor - ATLA Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases - publication February 22, 2002, Atlanta, GA
  • "Sole Proximate Cause Defense," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 9, 2000
  • "Effective Techniques to Obtain Early Settlements, "American Trial Lawyers Association, July 31, 2000
  • "Visual Persuasion," American Trial Lawyers Association, January, 2000
  • "Nucleated Red Blood Cells and Post-Natal Imaging," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 11, 1999
  • "Examining your Expert with Confidence," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 10, 1998
  • "Closing Argument," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 6, 1997
  • "Opinion Evidence- What the Experts Can Testify To," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 3, 1997
  • "Proving that the Product is Unreasonably Dangerous," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 11, 1997
  • "Handling Subsequent Treating Physicians," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 7, 1996
  • "Cross Examination of Defendant's Liability Expert," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 14, 1996
  • "Anatomy of Pre-Trial Preparation - Professional Negligence! Product Liability, "Illinois State Bar Association, 1995
  • "Medical Malpractice Handbook - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • "Jury Selection: Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 10, 1994
  • "Key Elements of a Product Liability Case," Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar, February, 1994
  • "Medical Negligence," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, September, 1993
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1992 Edition, Medical Malpractice Handbook
  • "American Association of Neurological Surgeons Regional Seminar - Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Cases - Plaintiff's Perspective," 1991
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1991, Medical Malpractice Handbook
  • "Medical Malpractice Handbook - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989, Editor, Medical Malpractice Handbook
  • "Barring The Defendant From Using Annuity Trial Testimony," ITLA Journal, Spring-Summer, 1988
  • Chapter Author, Continuing Legal Education's Medical Negligence Handbook
  • Co-editor, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Medical Negligence Handbook
  • Chair and Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Product Liability Seminar
  • Chair and Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Medical Malpractice Seminar

Educational Background:

  • Bradley University, Bachelor of Science degree, Major: Business Administration, Minor: Mechanical Engineering, 1970
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Office Location for Jeffrey M. Goldberg

20 North Clark Street
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 888-396-3914

Fax: 312-236-5913

 

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