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Richard Godosky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Godosky & Gentile PC
100 Wall Street, Suite 1702
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-742-9700
Fax: 212-742-9706
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1958
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Richard Godosky is an attorney and partner at Godosky & Gentile, P.C., in New York, New York. Mr. Godosky has been practicing law for more than 50 years and serves clients throughout the New York metropolitan region. He represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters involving aviation accidents, birth injury, brain injury, construction accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, trucking accidents and wrongful death.

Mr. Godosky is AV Preeminent* rated by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and received the lifetime achievement award from the New York City Trial Lawyers Association in 2002.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Godosky has taught classes and seminars at several educational institutions. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers and serves as director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Godosky is a member of several other professional organizations, including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Bronx County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is the governor of the New York City Trial Lawyers Association and is active in The Nathan R. Sobel-Kings County American Inn of Court.

After graduating from The City College of New York, Mr. Godosky earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Districts Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*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
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

About Richard Godosky

First Admitted: 1958

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Emory Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • St. John's Law School  
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • New York County Lawyer's Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
  • New York University School of Law
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Cardozo Law School
  • Cornell Law School

Bar/Professional Activity

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow  
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1963
  • Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, New York City Chapter, President, 1996 - 1997
  • New York County Lawyer's Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York, Governor
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1963
  • Civil Court of the City of New York, Member, Housing Court Advisory Committee, 1997 - 2000
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyer's Association, Director
  • Inns of Court, Kings County, Member
  • New York, 1958
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003  
  • Jewish Lawyers Guild, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Ethics Committee, 1976 - 1981
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Member
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, Committee Chair, 1980 - 1986


  • "AV" rating * under Martindale-Hubbell
  • "The Best Lawyers in America"
  • New York City Trial Lawyers Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002

Educational Background

  • City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, B.A., 1955
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Office Location for Richard Godosky

100 Wall Street
Suite 1702
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-742-9700

Fax: 212-742-9706

Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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