PARTNER | Civil Litigation, Employment, Products Liability 

and Medical Malpractice

Evan L. Goldman

Civil Litigation attorney, 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 40 years, he has represented both individuals and businesses in all areas of civil litigation. During the past 20 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 125 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 President of the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey affiliate of the National Organization.  Previously, he had been Co-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the New Jersey Association for Justice and a member of its Board of Governors. 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 an expert in numerous legal malpractice cases.


Many of Evan’s cases have resulted in either multi-million 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 on Employment Legislation before the NJ State Senate and Assembly. He successfully obtained a verdict in Federal Court, on behalf of a Service Station Owner who sued a fuel oil conglomerate for violating the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA), including an award of damages and attorneys fees. 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.

In his spare time, Evan is an avid cyclist, usually logging over 5000 miles a year on his road bike. In addition, each year he rides 190 miles over a two day period in Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The Ride, the Pan Mass Challenge has to date raised almost one half billion dollars, all of it going for cancer research.

Contact Information

Location: Hackensack, New Jersey
Phone:  (201) 488-2600
Fax:        (201) 488-5059

*New Jersey Super Lawyer, Personal Injury (listed in 2007-2021)

*Bergen Top Lawyers (2011-2021)


Areas of Practice

– Employment Discrimination
– Wrongful Discharge
– Representing Teachers and Administrators in Tenure Cases
– Personal Injury
– Premises Liability
– Products Liability
– Medical Negligence
– Professional Negligence
– Mold Litigation
– Construction Site Accidents
– Insurance Coverage Litigation
– Automobile Negligence
– Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
– Commercial Litigation
– Litigation |Non-compete Clauses
– Drafting of Employment Contracts
– Negotiation of Severance Agreements


– University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland J.D. – 1979

– Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey B.A. with High Distinction in      Economics – 1976
Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

– United States Federal Court, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
– New Jersey, 1979
– U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979

Certified Legal Specialties

– Civil Trial Attorney
– Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007, re-certified in 2012 and 2017.

Past Employment Positions

– Marshall S. Selikoff, Acting Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County

– Law Secretary, 1979 – 1980

Representative Cases

Reported 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)
– Ohayia 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)
– Lippman v. Ethicon, 222 N.J. 362 (2015)


– 26 Million Dollar Settlement on behalf of former employees of a Financial    Service Company involving claims of discrimination.
– 12 Million Dollar Structured Settlement for Brain Damaged Infant as a result of Medical Negligence of ER Doctor
– Successfully Defeated a non compete clause of an employer
– 5 Million Dollar Verdict in Products Liability Case involving defective fuel injector and severe burns
– 2 Million Dollar Settlement in Automobile Accident; numerous fractures
– 4 Million Dollar Settlement in Direct Claim Against Employer; Third degree    burns over 60% of body
-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
– $165,000 Malpractice Verdict for Failure of ER to Diagnose Heart Attack

Client Testimonials

We can not thank you enough for all of your help.  Your patience and guidance was so appreciated.  We too enjoyed working with you immensely and we appreciate your offer to reach out when/if needed.  During our initial consult with you we immediately respected and admired the fact that you were “human’.  We knew immediately that you were the attorney for us.  You maintained this quality the entire time and we greatly respect this.

With sincere thanks,



– 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 Seminar, 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

– Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJAJ  2012-2016

– Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk North, NJAJ 2012-2016

– Speaker: NELA-NJ Seminar October, 2015.

– Speaker: Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, Moderator: Employment Law:

– Trial Workshop-Advanced Trial Techniques 2016

 – Co Chair, Employment Seminar/Meadowlands Seminar/NJAJ November 2019:

– Panel Chair:  Misclassification of Employees/National Conference/NELA/Phila. PA  June 2020

Professional Associations

– New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee for Middlesex County,  Secretary, 1985 – 1992; Member, 1992 – 1996

– Member: American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

– American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member

– New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey, 1995 – Present, Member

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

– Board of Governors, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ), Member
Co Chair, Employment Law Section, NJAJ (formerly ATLA – NJ)

– Civil Practice Committee Bergen County Bar Association, Member
Bergen County Bar Association, Member

– Middlesex County Bar Association, 1980 – Present. Member

– National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member

– NELA, New Jersey, Executive Board Member

– President:  National Employment Lawyers Association/NELA, N.J Affiliate 2018-Present

– Supreme Court Committee on Arbitration/CDR  2015-Current. Member

-Supreme Court Committee on Evidence  Member:  2019-Present

– Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Retainer Agreements  2020. Member

– Bergen County Bar Association/JPAC Committee  2017-2019 . Member

– Bergen County Bar Association/Nominating Committee  2017-2019. Member

Published Works

– S-121 and its Real Benefits (Commentary) New Jersey Law Journal, June 2019

– 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

– A Solution Without a Problem (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, November 2014

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