In addition to being among the 48 Goldberg Segalla attorneys recognized in the 2022 Upstate New York edition of Super Lawyers, partners Julie P. Apter and Susan E. Van Gelder have achieved special recognition. The two are on the Top 25 Women Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, considered “The Best of the Best.”
Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Upstate New York via a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Upstate New York lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Top Lists.
Julie Apter, partner in the firm’s Employment and Labor group, has more than 30 years of experience, and maintains a focus on a wide range of employment and general litigation matters for both public and private clients. She utilizes her experience to counsel clients and offer practical information for avoiding potential liability, frequently preparing and delivering presentations tailored for insurers, municipalities, governmental entities, school districts, and groups such as the New York State Association of Towns.
Susan Van Gelder, partner in the Toxic Tort and Product Liability groups, concentrates her practice on toxic tort, product liability, and general litigation, maintaining a primary focus on defending clients in complex asbestos cases. With 20 years of experience representing manufacturers of asbestos-containing equipment and component parts in lawsuits spanning the Northeast, she uses her deep well of knowledge of asbestos litigation to develop tailored defense strategies and find expedited paths to resolution.