Jeffrey M. Goldberg

Jeffrey M. Goldberg

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
888-396-3914
Fax:
312-236-5913
Email:

Jeffrey M. Goldberg, founder of Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices concentrates in substantial medical malpractice, product liability, aviation and related accidents, and has done so throughout his entire professional career. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured individuals.

Mr. Goldberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in 1970. He received his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 1974. Thereafter, he was a law clerk for Justice Francis Lorenz of the Illinois Appellate Court and was an instructor at The John Marshall Law School.

Mr. Goldberg is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), The Public Justice Foundation, and the American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He was also Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association's Tort Litigation Section, a member of the Legal Specialization Committee and a member of the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee.

Mr. Goldberg has been a speaker at many seminars related to personal injury litigation, including having chaired and been a speaker at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Product Liability Seminar and a speaker for various hospitals and medical groups. He was the prior co-editor of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Medical Negligence handbook and has been a chapter author for over ten years.

Mr. Goldberg is admitted to practice law with the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. He also has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous states to allow representation of clients outside the State of Illinois.

Attorney in plaintiff’s litigation firm specializing in medical malpractice, product liability and related personal injury matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment law - employees
  • Employment contracts
  • Wrongful termination
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Labor and employment
  • Severance agreements
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto, Work & Premises Accidents
  • Defective Products

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974
  • Wisconsin, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Bradley University
    • B.A. - 1970
    • Minor: Business Finance

Published Works

  • "Barring The Defendant From Using Annuity Trial Testimony", ITLA Journal, Spring-Summer, 1988
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Editor, Medical Malpractice Handbook, 1989
  • "Medical Malpractice Handbook - Plaintiff's Perspective", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Medical Malpractice Handbook, 1991
  • "American Association of Neurological Surgeons Regional Seminar - Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Cases - Plaintiff's Perspective", 1991
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Edition, Medical Malpractice Handbook, 1992
  • "Medical Negligence", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • "Key Elements of a Product Liability Case", Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar, February, 1994
  • "Jury Selection: Plaintiff's Perspective", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 10, 1994
  • "Medical Malpractice Handbook - Plaintiff's Perspective", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • "Anatomy of Pre-Trial Preparation - Professional Negligence! Product Liability", Illinois State Bar Association, 1995
  • "Cross Examination of Defendant's Liability Expert", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 14, 1996
  • "Handling Subsequent Treating Physicians", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 7, 1996
  • "Proving that the Product is Unreasonably Dangerous", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 11, 1997
  • "Opinion Evidence- What the Experts Can Testify To", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 3, 1997
  • "Closing Argument", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 6, 1997
  • "Examining your Expert with Confidence", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 10, 1998
  • "Nucleated Red Blood Cells and Post-Natal Imaging", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 11, 1999
  • "Visual Persuasion", American Association for Justice, January, 2000
  • "Effective Techniques to Obtain Early Settlements", American Association for Justice, July 31, 2000
  • "Sole Proximate Cause Defense", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 9, 2000
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring: What is it Really Telling Us? -- The Second Stage of Labor, ATLA Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases - Publication, February 22, 2002
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Edition Medical Malpractice Handbook, 2005
  • "2009 Supplement to Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • "2011 Edition Medical Malpractice", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Tort Trends Update, Chicago Bar Association
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 1982
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1986
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1987
  • Northwest Suburban Emergency Medical Services Seminar, 1988
  • Midwest Section American Podiatric Association, 1987
  • American Institute of Food Processors, 1987
  • Comparative Negligence Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, 1988
  • Expert Witnesses, ITLA Update and Review Seminar, September 9, 1989
  • Trial Preparation Techniques, ITLA Trial Practice Seminar, October 21, 1989
  • Medical Legal Aspects of Neurosurgical Practice, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1989
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Trial Notebook Series, Leadoff Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • COBRA Seminar for Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Risk Managers, Highland Park Hospital, April 24, 1990
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Parents Of Developmentally Disabled Children's Support Group, 1990
  • Meeting at Oak Forest Hospital, National Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • "A Plaintiff Attorney's View For Work Place Safety", Illinois Work Safety Council, October 16, 1990
  • Head Injury Trauma, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, Moderator/Participant, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Institute for Injury Reduction Toy Safety Seminar, 1992
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Tort Update Seminar Section on Medical Malpractice, September 11, 1993
  • Obstetrics and COBRA Liability, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, September 24, 1993
  • Tort Law Update, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • "Shotgun Seminar", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 21, 1994
  • "Point-Counterpoint Seminar", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 10, 1994
  • "Professional Negligence/Product Liability,", Illinois State Bar Association, November 13, 1995
  • National Safety Council Annual Safety Conference, 1995
  • "Proving Proximate Cause: Medical And Legal Considerations", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 2, 1995
  • "Mediating The Medical Malpractice Case," Panel Member, Health Care Risk Management Society of Metropolitan Chicago, February 8, 1996
  • "Cross Examination Of Defendant's Liability Expert", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 14, 1996
  • "Handling Subsequent Treating Physicians", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 7, 1996
  • 'Proving That The Product Is Unreasonably Dangerous", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , January 11, 1997
  • "Opinion Evidence-What The Experts Can Testify To", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Shotgun Seminar, May 3, 1997
  • Using The Power of Visual Persuasion, "How to Prepare Admissible Demonstrative Evidence", Chicago Bar Association, September 24, 1997
  • Medical Negligence Trial: The Winning Plaintiff's Case in Chief, "Closing Argument,", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 6, 1997
  • "Examining Your Expert With Confidence", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 10, 1998
  • "Co-Mediation- A Report Card Measuring It's First Three Years", Panel Member, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, January 28, 1999
  • "Nucleated Red Blood Cells and Post-Natal Imaging", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Negligence Seminar, December 11, 1999
  • "Visual Persuasion", American Association for Justice - National College of Advocacy, 2000
  • "Effective Techniques to Obtain Early Settlements", ATLA Annual Convention, American Association for Justice - Professional Negligence Section, July 31, 2000
  • "Sole Proximate Cause Defense", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Malpractice Seminar, December 9, 2000
  • ATLA/BTLG - Catastrophically Injured Child Seminar, 2001
  • From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyers, Roscoe Pound Institute, 2001
  • ATLA/BTLG Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, 2002
  • ATLA/BTLG Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, Panel Moderator, 2003
  • Instructor, The John Marshall Law School, 1974 - 1975
  • Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition Judge, November 15, 1995
  • ATLA National Trial Competition Judge, 2003
  • ABA Trial Academy, 2005
  • Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition Judge, 2008
  • "The Use of Professionally Produced Video as Demonstrative Evidence", WI Bar Association Seminar, December 1, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, National College of Advocacy
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Elected Member of Board Treasurer, 1987 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Treasurer, 1993 - 1995
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Secretary, 1994
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Parliamentarian, 1991
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Co-Chairman, Membership Committee, 1987 - 1995
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Membership Committee, 1985 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Legislative Committee, 1987 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Medical Negligence Committee, 1987 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Co-Chairman, Insurance Committee, 1994
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Co-Chairman, Publications Committee, 1996
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member, Nominating Committee, 1997
  • Public Justice Foundation, President, 2004
  • Public Justice Foundation, Vice-President, 2002
  • Public Justice Foundation, Secretary, 2001
  • Public Justice Foundation, Treasurer, 2000
  • Public Justice Foundation, Member, Executive Committee, 1999 - Present
  • Public Justice Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 1996 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Section, Chairman, 1981
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Section, Vice Chairman, 1980
  • Chicago Bar Association, Committee on Legal Specialization, 1979
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, Judicial Candidates Evaluation Committee, 1980 - 1987
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law, Member- Board of Directors, 1996 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Francis Lorenz, Illinois Appellate Court, Law Clerk
  • The John Marshall Law School, Instructor