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Ronald P Goldfaden

Ronald P Goldfaden

also known as Ronald Goldfaden

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products

Ronald Goldfaden

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About Me

When Blume, Goldfaden partner, Ron Goldfaden is asked to recall his most memorable case he doesn't mention the $9.6 million dollar verdict for the family of a brain damaged infant or the dozens of other multimillion dollar awards he has recovered.  He doesn't consider the cases that received extensive publicity, such as the one for the family of a student killed in the Seton Hall University fire, or the one involving a father who died as a result of being injected with the wrong chemotherapy.


 


Instead, the case he recalls is one that he handled earlier on in his legal career. It was a relatively simple automobile accident case in which a 12 year old client was a passenger in a relative's car. I remember the case settled for about $100,000., and pursuant to law, we deposited the money into the Surrogate's Court where it was to collect interest and be held until the child reached the age of 18. I remember, after settling his case, putting the young boy on the witness stand at a hearing to approve the settlement, and asking him and his mother if they understood the terms of the settlement; that, absent some emergency, his money could not actually be spent until he reached legal age.  I told him, that hopefully, when he was 18, he would have a nice lump sum of money that he could then use to buy a car, or go to college, or do whatever else he decided. I had forgotten about the case until years later, when I unexpectedly received a telephone call from the young boy's mother. She asked me if I remembered her son's case and what I had told him on the witness stand. I told her that I did, expecting her to tell me that there was some problem.  She went on, I just wanted to call you Mr. Goldfaden, to let you know that my son used the money from that settlement and just graduated yesterday from medical school ...  I'll remember that phone call for the rest of my life. It reminds me that what I do is worthwhile and can actually have a significant impact on people's lives.


 


Ron is a graduate of Widener University School of Law (1976) and a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the N.J. Supreme Court. He is a member of a number of trial groups including the American Trial Lawyer's Association (ATLA) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Personal Injury: 34%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 33%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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  • Christian K. Lassen

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Contact Info

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

26 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-4102

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

2150 Highway 35, Suite 250
Brook 35 Plaza
Sea Girt, NJ, 08750

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

7300 Bergenline Ave.
North Bergen, NJ, 07047-5437

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive197703/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2008
The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - New JerseyAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2005
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1998
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Top Listed in New Jersey in Medical Malpractice LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Board Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme CourtN/A
Top Listed in New Jersey in Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselBlume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari2014 - Present
PartnerBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte1977 - 2014

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Widener University School of Law, Dean's National Advisory CouncilRegional Representative2009 - 2009
Widener University School of LawCareer Development Mentor2008 - 2008
Widener University School of Law, Dean's National Advisory CouncilFounding Member2007 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember1998 - Present
Essex County Bar Association, Committee on Medical MalpracticeCo-chair1998 - 1999
Essex County Civil Arbitration ProgramArbitrator1989 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaBoard of Governors1984 - 1987
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Member1984 - 1987
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember1977 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Widener University School of Law, Moot Court BoardChairman1975 - 1975
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Essex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Essex County Court's CommitteeMemberN/A
Widener University School of Law, New Jersey Alumni ChapterMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer$1,500,000 Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident/Police Chase – Injures 3 Pedestrians$3.9 Million Settlement
Motorcyclist Killed in Crash$1.189 Million Settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalPassaic Co. Jury Awards $9.6M for Brain Damage During Birth2005
New Jersey Law JournalSuits & Deals2004
New Jersey Law JournalCar-Truck Collision Suit Settles for $750,000 in Ocean County2003
The New York Times (quoted)Seton Hall Reaches Settlements With Families of Two Victims Killed in Dormitory Fire2001
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome AssociationWhat to do When You Lose Benefits Based on an "Independent Medical Examination"N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Kean UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Public Hearing - Assembly Health and Human Services Committee"Testimony on a Proposal to Provide Medical Malpractice Insurance Premium Assistance for New Jersey Physicians"2003