Location: Hackensack, New Jersey
Phone:      (201) 488-2600
Fax:             (201) 488-5059
* New Jersey Super Lawyer, Personal Injury (listed in 2007- 2017)
* 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 35 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 Co-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the New Jersey Association for Justice, an Executive Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association New Jersey, and a member of the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice. 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 his 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.

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.
Areas of Practice
Employment Discrimination
Wrongful Discharge
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
Litigation Percentage
    100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
    Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007, re-certified in 2012
Bar Admissions
    New Jersey, 1979
    U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979
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
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
A Solution Without a Problem (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, November 2014
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)
- 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
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
Professional Associations & Memberships
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, Member, 1980 – Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
NELA, New Jersey, Executive Board Member
Past Employment Positions
Marshall S. Selikoff, Acting Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, 
Law Secretary, 1979 – 1980

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