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Goldberg Segalla Announces 22 Partner Elevations and Five Elevated to Special Counsel

Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce the elevation of 22 attorneys to partner and 5 to special counsel, effective January 1, 2024. Based in 5 states, across 12 of the firm’s offices, these attorneys represent 7 practices including – Civil Litigation and Trial, Construction Litigation and Counsel, Employment and Labor, Retail and Hospitality, Transportation, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, and Workers’ Compensation.

“Our newest partners and special counsel have consistently demonstrated they truly care about our clients and are committed to working together to help them succeed,” said Goldberg Segalla Chief Operating Officer, Chris Belter. “Their reputation for excellence and collaborative approach inspires confidence in our clients and contributes to the rich team culture that’s such an important part of our firm community. We congratulate these talented lawyers on their new roles and look forward to celebrating their continued successes and contributions to our clients and our firm.”

Goldberg Segalla is also proud to continue our commitment to diversity in leadership with 55 percent of the firm’s elevations going to women and 23 percent comprising of racially diverse attorneys.

Goldberg Segalla’s newest partners are:

Pamela S. Aaron, Orange County, Workers’ Compensation

Chelsea E. Bellew, West Palm Beach, Workers’ Compensation

Jessica L. Bookstaver, Garden City, Transportation

Jeremy M. Brown, Orlando, Retail and Hospitality

Alexandra Y. Bystritskaya, White Plains, Civil Litigation and Trial

Timothy S. Carr, West Palm Beach, Transportation

Jeremy S. Cole, Princeton, Employment and Labor

Timothy J. Connolly III, Rochester, Workers’ Compensation

Frank G. DiSpirito, Garden City, Civil Litigation and Trial

Richard J. Femia, Garden City, Civil Litigation and Trial

Scott R. Ferraro, Rochester, Workers’ Compensation

Michael J. Gervolino, Princeton, Workers’ Compensation

Kristen A. Hazlet, Syracuse, Workers’ Compensation

Rochelle T. Jean-Baptiste, Manhattan, Workers’ Compensation

Gregory E. Jordan, Orlando, Retail and Hospitality

Laquan T. Lightfoot, Philadelphia, Transportation

Jeanette A. Luna, Newark, Workers’ Compensation

Margaret R. O’Neill, Garden City, Workers’ Compensation

Heather M. Rago, Newark, Workers’ Compensation

Bryan P. Regan, Newark, Civil Litigation and Trial

Pardis Saleki, Orange County, Workers’ Compensation

Erin M. Tyreman, Syracuse, Civil Litigation and Trial


Goldberg Segalla’s newest special counsel are:

Andrew N. Fluger, White Plains, Civil Litigation and Trial

Elizabeth M. Lautenbach, Newark, Toxic Tort & Environmental Law

Steven J. Lee, White Plains, Construction Litigation and Counsel

Jillian E. Madison, Newark, Toxic Tort & Environmental Law

Jessica A. Rounds, Albany, Civil Litigation and Trial


These partner and special counsel elevations cap another strong year for the nationally recognized civil litigation law firm. Annually listed as an AM Law 200 firm, Goldberg Segalla is Chambers ranked in multiple areas of law, holds a national Tier 1 rating for Insurance Law in Best Lawyers in America, and is regularly recognized for having among the highest percentages of female partners among peer firms in the legal community. In 2023 Goldberg Segalla earned recognitions as one of the Top 3 Firms in the Top 200 with the highest percentage of female partners in the 2023 Leopard Law Firm Index, and a 2023 “Tipping the Scales Firm” distinction granted to firms with at least 50 percent women in their new partner classes.