Goldberg Segalla, a rapidly expanding law firm with 19 offices across the United States and the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce the addition of four new attorneys to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group in Greensboro. Partners Gregory S. Horner and Leann A. Gerlach, along with associates Ben S. Greenberg and Michael A. Goode, broaden Goldberg Segalla’s capabilities in North Carolina and bring extensive experience to the firm.
Greg will lead the workers’ compensation team in Greensboro. He has a decade of legal experience, and primarily represents self-insured retention employers and government entities. He routinely provides his clients with effective strategies to reduce their liability exposure.
Greg’s community involvement includes volunteering with Wake County Bar Association’s Lunch With a Lawyer Program, serving as a co-instructor for the RLS Middle School’s Moot Court, and coaching Fuquay-Varina Girls Youth Soccer. Before earning his undergraduate and law degrees, Greg served in the United States Army for nine years. He was stationed in Georgia and overseas in South Korea.
Leann has extensive experience defending a wide range of employers in all types of workers’ compensation claims. She routinely litigates contested claims, negotiates settlements, and conducts depositions. While earning her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Leann served as both a staff writer and contributing editor of the North Carolina Law Review, and she founded the school’s Consumer and Commercial Law Society. She also was an intern with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.
In addition to his workers’ compensation practice, Ben also handles matters involving transportation, employment and labor, and general liability claims. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Trucking Association. During law school, Ben completed externships at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Michael focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and civil defense litigation. He represents a wide range of clients and handles all aspects of claims through resolution. He has defended clients before all levels of the Industrial Commission. While earning his J.D., Michael served as the chief justice of his law school’s honor court, participated in national moot court competitions, and completed an externship with the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office Labor Section.