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Evan L. Goldman 
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 L. 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, he 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 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.


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
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Automobile Negligence
Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 1979
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979
University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1979

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1976
B.A. with High Distinction in Economics
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:
State v. Williams, 197 N.J. Super. 127 (App. Div. 1984)
Bauter v. Hanover Insurance Company, 247 N.J. Super. 94 (App. Div. 1989)
Onayia v. Cass, 286 N.J. Super. 664 (App. Div. 1996)
Szoke v. Board of Adj., Monmouth Beach, 270 N.J. Super. 341 (App. Div. 1992)
Gilles v. Wiley Malehorn & Sirota, 345 N.J. Super. 119 (App. Div. 2001)
Claypotch v. E. G. Heller & Sons, 340 N.J. Super. 472 (App. Div. 2003)
Taddei v. State Farm, 401 N.J. Super. 449 (App. Div. 2008)
Wood v. New Jersey Manufacturers, 206 N.J. 562 (2011)
Jatczyszyn v. Marcal et als, 422 N.J. Super. 123 (App. Div. 2011)
12 Million Dollar Structured Settlement for Brain Damaged Infant as a result of Medical Negligence of ER Doctor
Successfully Defeated a
2.5 Million Dollar Verdict in Products Liability Case involving defective fuel injector and severe burns
2 Million Dollar Settlement in Automobile Acciden; numerous fractures
1.4 Million Dollar Settlement in Direct Claim Against Employer; Third degree burns over 60% of body
1.18 Million Dollar Settlement for Loss of Eye from Automobile Accident/Dram Shop Case
$400,000 Settlement for Age Discrimination Employment Case
$150,000 Settlement as a result of National Origin Discrimination on behalf of three custodians
$350,000 Jury Verdict against Car Dealership for Consumer Fraud
$550,000 Jury Verdict for Woman Assaulted in Cemetary
$350,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Lyme Disease
$350,000 Settlement for State Worker Sexually Harassed by Supervisor
$250,000 Settlement for Breach of Employment Contract
Classes/Seminars Taught:
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)

New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey, 1995 - Present

Bad Faith Subcommittee, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ), Co-Chair
2004 - Present

Board of Governors, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ)

Co Chair, Employment Law Section, NJAJ (formerly ATLA - NJ)

Civil Practice Committee Bergen County Bar Association

Bergen County Bar Association

Middlesex County Bar Association, 1980 - Present

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

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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