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The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 37 Goldberg Segalla attorneys in its 2020 edition, with some listed in multiple categories, amounting to 53 total recognitions. In addition, the publication has named Goldberg Segalla partners Thomas P. Bernier and Patrick B. Naylon each a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective locations and practice areas. The publication recognizes Tom as Product Liability (Defendants) Lawyer of the Year for Baltimore and Pat as Personal Injury (Defendants) Lawyer of the Year for Rochester.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area in a given location is named as a “Lawyer of the Year”—underscoring the significance of Tom and Pat’s recognition for 2020. Individual attorneys with the highest overall peer review in a specific practice area and geographic location are given the “Lawyer of the Year” honor.

The total list of over 50 individual recognitions includes attorneys from across the firm’s footprint and represent a wide range of practices, including Corporate Law and Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Employment and Labor, Global Insurance Services, Product Liability, Management and Professional Liability, and Construction.


Aviation Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights

  • Daniel L. Gold

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law – Management

  • Sean P. Beiter
  • Matthew C. Van Vessem
  • Kristin Klein Wheaton

Insurance Law

Labor Law – Management

  • Sean P. Beiter
  • Matthew C. Van Vessem

Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Insurance 

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants

Product Liability Litigation — Defendants