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Evan L. Goldman 
Hackensack, New Jersey
phone 201-488-2600
fax 201-488-5059
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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, a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association –New Jersey, and a member of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court. He is also a member of both the Middlesex County Bar Association,  Bergen County Bar Association and Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association. Formerly he was also a Registered  Player Agent for the National Basketball Association.

Many of his cases have resulted in either multimillion dollar settlements or verdicts and, in cases that have been appealed to the Appellate Division, he has made new law in the State of New Jersey in several areas of law. 

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.

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.


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
Recreation Accidents
Criminal Law
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)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Skills and Methods, Ethics, 1985 - 1990

Presenter: Bad Faith Litigation in New Jersey, National Business Institute, 2001

Co-Chair: 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

Honors and Awards:
New Jersey Super Lawyer, Personal Injury (2007)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee for Middlesex County
Secretary, 1985 - 1992; Member, 1992 - 1996

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

American Trial Lawyers Association, 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

Middlesex Trial Lawyers Association

Bergen County Bar Association

Middlesex County Bar Association, 1980 - Present

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Sidney Reitman Employment Inn of the American Courts, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions:
Hon. Marshall S. Selikoff, Acting Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, Law Secretary, 1979 - 1980

Key Practice Areas Other Resources News, Events & Seminars Why Hire Us?

We are more than just a winning team. Our firm’s success is due to the combination of experience, knowledge and high-quality representation with an attentive, concerned approach to our long term clients and friends. Whether you need an experienced business counsel, a civil litigation attorney, a real estate attorney, a family law practitioner or an estate and trust specialist, we look forward to serving your needs.

Representative Clients

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