Evan Goldman

Evan Goldman

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Location: Hackensack, New Jersey

Phone: 201-488-2600

Fax: 201-488-5059

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 * New Jersey Super Lawyer, Personal Injury (listed in 2007- 2013)

*Bergen Top Lawyers (2011 – 2013)

Evan Goldman, Esq. has been practicing law since 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers with High Distinction in Economics and his Law Degree from the University Maryland School of Law. Following Law school he clerked for the Hon. Marshall Selikoff, J.S.C. who at that time was both the Assignment Judge and Presiding Judge Civil in Monmouth County.

For most of the past 30 years, Evan Goldman has represented both individuals and businesses in all areas of civil litigation. During the past 15 years he has narrowed his practice to representing individuals in Employment Matters and in other areas of Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts here in New Jersey. To date, he has tried to conclusion over 100 Jury Trials and has been involved in thousands more.

He has lectured extensively in the area of Employment Law and Insurance Coverage Law and has also published both articles and Op Ed. articles in these legal areas. Currently he is Co-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the New Jersey Association for Justice, Co-Chair of the Bad Faith Section of the New Jersey Association for Justice, an Executive Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association New Jersey. He is also a member of both the Middlesex County Bar Association and Bergen County Bar Association. Formerly he was also a Registered Player Agent for the National Basketball Association. Evan has also been retained as a expert in legal malpractice cases.

Many of his cases have resulted in either multimillion dollar settlements or verdicts and, in cases that have been appealed to the Appellate Division or Supreme Court, he has made new law in the State of New Jersey in several areas of law. Evan has also been called on to testify in Employment Legislation before the NJ State Senate and Assembly.

Evan Goldman also has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, a certification which establishes that he has been able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. To date only approximately 2.5% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey hold that designation.

In his spare time, Evan is an avid cyclist, usually logging over 5000 miles a year on his road bike.  In addition, each year, he rides 190 miles over a two day period  in Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  The Ride, the Pan Mass Challenge has to date raised almost one half billion dollars, all of it going for cancer research.

The Real Victims of Tort Reform

Why We Need a Bad Faith Statute

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mold Litigation
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Arbitration
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. – 1979
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. with High Distinction in Economics – 1976
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • The Credentialed Expert as an Ineffective Witness, Matthew Bender Series on Medical Malpractice, 1998
  • The Real Victims of Tort Reform (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, December, 2004
  • Bad Faith Litigation: The Next Frontier (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, August, 2005
  • Fee Shifting, The Great Leveler (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, March, 2007

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Skills and Methods, Ethics, 1985 – 1990
  • Presenter: Bad Faith Litigation in New Jersey, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: How to Hold Insurance Companies Responsible for their Bad Faith, ATLA, 2005
  • Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk North, ATLA-NJ, 2007
  • Panel Chair: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk Seminar, ATLA-NJ, 2008
  • Co-Chair: Employment Law Seminar at Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2009 – 2010
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Meadowlands North, NJAJ, 2010
  • Speaker: Middlesex County Bar Association: “Third Party Bad Faith”, 2011
  • Speaker: Litigation at Sunrise: “Bad Faith in UM and UIM Cases” Meadowlands Semina, NJAJ, 2011, 2011
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJAJ, 2008 – 2012
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk North, NJAJ, 2008 – 2012
  • Speaker:Essex County Bar Association:”Ethics and Social Media”, June 2012
  • Panelist: NELA-NJ Annual Conference(co sponsored by NJICLE), October, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee for Middlesex County, Secretary, 1985 – 1992; Member, 1992 – 1996
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey, 1995 – Present, Member
  • Bad Faith Subcommittee, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ), Co-Chair, 2004 – Present
  • Board of Governors, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ), Member
  • Co Chair, Employment Law Section, NJAJ (formerly ATLA – NJ)
  • Civil Practice Committee Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Member, 1980 – Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • NELA, New Jersey, Executive Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Marshall S. Selikoff, Acting Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, Law Secretary, 1979 – 1980

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  • Goldman, Davis & Gutfleish, P.C., located in Hackensack, New Jersey, serves clients throughout North Jersey and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area, including the communities of Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County, and Morris County.