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About Me

"Since graduation from law school and entry into the Pennsylvania Bar in 1981, I have mainly been representing injury victims who have suffered serious or fatal injuries as the result of the negligence of other persons or companies. For a period of three years from 1989 to 1991, I defended the same type of cases on behalf of insurance companies. Since 1992, I have returned to the privilege of  representing Plaintiffs/Claimants in order to attempt to make them financially whole and to see that the law is used to benefit them to the fullest extent possible. Being a good listener, communicator, support and advocate for my clients is my ultimate goal in every claim.”


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
  2. Social Security: 40%
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%



Contingent (25-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • David Alexander Latanision

    I endorse this lawyer.


    David Latanision Litigation Attorney
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  • Matthew Louis Solomon

    I endorse this lawyer. Provides exceptional legal answers to complex questions.


    Matthew Solomon Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith

414 N. Logan Boulevard
Altoona, PA, 16602



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Dad/Fun Dad/Wise Dad/Kind Dad/Strong Dad/Fair Dad/Tough DadChildren2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGoldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith2011 - Present
MemberStoehr & Smith2006 - 2011
AttorneyEdgar Snyder & Associates1992 - 2006
Defense AttorneySherry & Campbell1989 - 1992
AttorneyBrennan Robins & Daley, PC1981 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Disability RepresentativesMember2014 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2011 - Present
Blair County Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2000 - 2005
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
Blair County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionMember1981 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMember1981 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Hollidaysburg Area High SchoolN/AAcademic1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Physician Assistant ProgramNegotiating employment contracts for Physician Assistants2011
Informational seminarUnderstanding Auto Insurance Coverage2010