Steven M. Goldberg has successfully represented claimants in both State and Federal Courts. He has helped obtain several multi-million dollar results in a wide variety of matters. After decades of trial work, Steven continues to receive referrals from clients whom he represented decades ago as well as from lawyers, locally and beyond.
Steven’s areas of practice include medical and hospital malpractice, asbestos-related lung cancer (mesothelioma) lawsuits, pharmaceutical drug litigation, and catastrophic personal injury claims.
Although Steven maintains offices in Cleveland, Solon, Youngstown, and Cincinnati, Ohio, he often represents claimants alleging personal injuries against many of the world’s largest companies throughout the country.
Steven has participated in high profile pharmaceutical cases involving the drugs Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, Gadolinium, hip and knee implants and Zyprexa. Currently, Steven works closely with other national counsel appointed to Steering Committees in the contaminated Heparin national litigation, and the multidistrict litigation involving the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin.
Steven has been a guest speaker at national litigation summits in medical device and drug campaigns involving DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System Class I Recall and Topamax Litigation.
Steven M. Goldberg is a Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, the charitable fund-raising arm of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Steven’s commitment and support through the Fellows program has helped to benefit the Association’s pro bono and public service programs funded by the Foundation, in perpetuity. These programs serve vitally important community needs.
Steven M. Goldberg named 2020 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Cleveland area.
Goldberg Legal Co., LPA attorney Steven M. Goldberg was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Cleveland area.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Steven M. Goldberg was also listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers® in America in the following practice areas: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Product Liability – Plaintiffs.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Goldberg Legal Co., LPA is proud to announce Steven M. Goldberg’s selection by his peers for the third year for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers® for professional excellence in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world and is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be recognized. Therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. More than 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote. Since being first published in 1983, more than 13 million votes have been cast to determine the legal abilities of lawyers based on their specific practice areas.
Inclusion in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Goldberg Legal Co., LPA has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally (Cleveland) in 2 practice areas:
· Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
· Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. A “Law Firm of the Year” is named in 74 of the 75 nationally ranked practice areas.
Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.
AV® Preeminent™ rating (5.0/5.0) from Martindale-Hubbell®
Steven M. Goldberg earned and maintains an AV® Preeminent™ rating (5.0/5.0) from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers — members of the bar and the judiciary. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. It used to be a sort of secret among attorneys who used the rating as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not personally know. The Rating is a great way for anyone — lawyers or lay people — to use to screen lawyers. Steven is proud of this distinction and remains committed to providing his clients with the highest level of service and expertise required to maintain such preeminent standing in the legal community.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
An invitation only, professional association composed of America’s most accomplished Trial Lawyers from each state, invited Attorney Goldberg to its ranks in 2014.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®
Steven is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America® (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum), one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Steven has participated in high profile pharmaceutical cases involving drugs and devices including Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, Gadolinium, and Zyprexa and is working with National Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in a number of pharmaceutical cases including Heparin and Yaz, representing individual claimants throughout the country alleging personal injuries against many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
Recognized as one of Cleveland’s Top Rated Lawyers
The 2013 and 2014 Editions of Cleveland’s Legal Leaders published in The Plain Dealer and The Wall Street Journal have recognized Steven Goldberg as one of Cleveland Ohio’s top rated lawyers. This list of Top Rated Lawyers is created through a peer review rating and includes lawyers that have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.
Steven is admitted to practice law in the Ohio Supreme Court and all Ohio state courts; the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts (Ohio); the United States District of Illinois; and the United States Court of Claims in Washington DC, where he has successfully pursued and settled claims for multi-millions of dollars for catastrophic injuries arising from childhood vaccinations.
Steven is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, the Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Mahoning County Bar Association.
Steven is also a member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association, a professional and trade association of trial attorneys representing injury victims and consumer plaintiffs in claims from defective products or pharmaceuticals. The Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association is an endorsed affiliate of The National Trial Lawyers.