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Lee S Goldsmith

Medical malpractice Attorney at Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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also known as Lee Selig Goldsmith


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Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    60%
    See also Lee Selig Goldsmith. New York and New Jersey. We are leading lawyers in Chiari litigation. We have handled Brain Damaged Cases as well as Wrongful Life and Wrongful Death litigation.

    54 years, 300 cases

  2. Licensing
    20%
    Physician problems, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, revocation of licensure problems.

    54 years, 100 cases

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    20%
    We are representing clients in New York and New Jersey in this litigation. See also Lee Selig Goldsmisth

    34 years, 200 cases

I am a physician as well as an attorney.  Visit our web site:   and review my work and professional history.  Visit AVVO as they have me as Lee S. Goldsmith and Lee Selig Goldsmith.  I have 40 years of experience representing patients and physicians.  No conflict as one group helps the other. 

Licensed for 54 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1973
Updated 11/05/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1968
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Goldsmith, Ctorides & Rodriguez, LLP
140 Sylvan Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632
Goldsmith Ctorides & Rodriguez, LLP
747 Third Avenue
New York, NY, 10017
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • American Board of Legal Medicine
  • 1981 - Present
  • Liscensed to Practice Medicine in New York State
  • 1964 - Present
  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Pediatric Management Magazine and Obstetrical Management Magazine
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Member of Editorial Board
  • "The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice"
  • 1981 - 2003
  • Founding Editor
  • The Journal of Legal Medicine
  • 1979 - 1979
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • 1978 - 1989
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1967
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • M.D.
  • 1964
  • New York University, University College of Arts and Sciences
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1960

Legal Cases

  • Itara v. Jersey City Medical Center
  • retinopathy of prematurity $4+ million

Associations

  • HRWA-Hudson River Watertrail Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Medical-Legal Liaison Committee (Bergen County Bar Association)
  • Chair
  • 1996 - 1998
  • NJAJ-New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Past President
  • 1993 - 1994
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Past President
  • 1986 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presidents Medal
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • 2005

Publications

  • Journal of Legal Medicine
  • A Look At The Relationships Of Parties Involved In Medical Malpractice Litigation With A View Toward Helping The Patient
  • 1993
  • National Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Procedural Problems: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • 1993
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • A Thermography Primer
  • 1991
  • Emergency Pediatrics
  • Medical Malpractice and the Pediatric Emergency Room
  • 1991
  • Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy
  • Insurers Also Affected: Health Worker Data Bank May Complicate Litigation
  • 1991
  • West Hudson District Branch Newsletter
  • The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist, Synapse
  • 1990
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyer
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • 1989
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyer
  • The Negligence of the Pathologist
  • 1989
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyer
  • Breast Cancer Litigation
  • 1989
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyer
  • Medical Malpractice Tutorial: "The Obvious" Malpractice Case--Negligence of the Pathologist
  • 1988
  • INCL Journal (NYSBA)
  • The Medical Malpractice Crisis: Revisitation
  • 1982
  • Legal Aspects of Medical Malpractice
  • Informed Consent and the Consent Form, A Practical Approach
  • 1982
  • PLI 3rd Edition
  • Modern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics
  • 1980
  • Legal Aspects of Medical Malpractice
  • Hospital Hearings - Now You Can Take a Lawyer Along -- Maybe,
  • 1978
  • Legal Aspects of Medical Malpractice
  • Current Practices in Surgical Sales Need Legal Solution
  • 1978
  • Medico-Legal Institute, Inc. publication
  • The Present Status of Physician Privileges-Also authored by Mary Bertolet
  • 1977
  • Journal of Legal Medicine
  • In-Hospital Malpractice Prevention Program
  • 1976
  • Journal of Legal Medicine
  • The Myth About Informed Consent
  • 1975
  • Journal of Legal Medicine
  • Physicians Strike
  • 1975
  • PLI 2nd Edition
  • Modern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics
  • 1974
  • Journal of Legal Medicine
  • Classic Cases
  • 1974
  • PLI 1st Edition
  • Modern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics
  • 1972
  • Patient Care
  • Legal Risks in Prescribing Contraceptives
  • 1969
  • Journal of Air Law and Commerce (SMU)
  • Regulation of Human Factors
  • 1968
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)
  • Malpractice Tutorial: Infection
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)
  • Malpractice Tutorial: Fractures and the Emergency Room
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)
  • Malpractice Tutorial: Negligence In The Prescription of Drugs
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar 2010
  • Direct of Plaintiff's Causation Expert
  • 2010
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar 2010
  • Ethics: When Doctors' & Lawyers' Ethics Collide
  • 2010
  • Lecture at Pace University
  • Informed Consent
  • 2010
  • American Association for Justice 2009 Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA
  • Lecture
  • 2009
  • American Association for Justice 2009 Annual Convention
  • Lecture
  • 2009
  • American Assocation for Justice 2008 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA
  • Lecture
  • 2008
  • ACLM 48th Annual Conference
  • "Is it a Diamond in the Rough?-Case Selection"
  • 2008
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Medicine on Trial
  • 2006
  • John B. Collins Associates, Inc. Las Vegas, NV
  • "Risk Prevention"
  • 2006
  • ATLA Boardwalk Seminar
  • "The Medicine Behind the Medicine-What you May Find if you Know What to Ask For"
  • 2005
  • ACLM 44th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV
  • Preparing a Plaintiff Breast Cancer Case
  • 2004
  • ATLA Winter Convention 2002 Loews Miami Beach, FL
  • Lecture
  • 2002
  • ACLM 2002 Annual Convention
  • Medical Liability: Survival Strategies for 2002
  • 2002
  • Bergen County Bar Assocation-Continuing Edcation Committee
  • HMO Litigation
  • 2001
  • ATLA Board of Governor's Meeting in Montreal, Canada
  • Lecture
  • 2001
  • American Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governor's Meeting in Dallas, TX
  • Lecture
  • 2001
  • American Trial Lawyers of America Annual Boardwalk Convention, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Lecture
  • 2001
  • American Trial Lawyers of America 2001 Annual Winter Convention New Orleans, LA
  • Lecture
  • 2001
  • American Neurology Group Annual Convention
  • Lecture
  • 2001
  • ATLA Board of Governor's Meeting in Savannah, GA
  • Lecture
  • 2000
  • ATLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL
  • Handling a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case
  • 2000
  • American Trial Lawyers of America Annual Boardwalk Convention, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Lecture
  • 2000
  • American College of Legal Medicine Annual Convention, San Diego, CA
  • Lecture
  • 2000
  • New York State Bar Association, Le Parker Meridien, NY
  • Interstate Telemedicine: Legal Problems and Liabilities for the Practitioner
  • 1998
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Pines Manor in Edison, NJ
  • Nuts and Bolts of Medical Negligence
  • 1998
  • St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center-Paterson, NJ
  • Avoiding Malpractice
  • 1997
  • St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center-Paterson, NJ
  • Lecture
  • 1997
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • The Experts Speak Out on Breast Cancer III
  • 1997
  • Middlesex County Bar Association-Pines Manor, Edison, NJ
  • Breast cancer, Litigation and Death
  • 1997
  • Medical Education Collaborative, New Orleans, LA
  • A Foundation for the Next Millennium: Principles for Nurses Specializing in Reproductive Medicine and the Arts
  • 1997
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Pines Manor in Edison, NJ
  • Medicine, Medical Law and Negligence
  • 1997
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education-New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick
  • Hot Tips in Tort Law
  • 1996
  • ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation, Landmark Inn, Woodbridge
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation, Making it Bread and Butter
  • 1995
  • ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation
  • Discovery Techniques For Proving Liabilty
  • 1994
  • ATLA National College of Advocacy-Medical Legal Update
  • Pharmacology Negligence Cases
  • 1994
  • American College of Legal Medicine-Jefferson Medical College
  • Deposition and Cross-Examination of Emergency Care Expert
  • 1994
  • The New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
  • An Introduction to Neurological Injuries
  • 1993
  • Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Pediatrics Dept
  • Lecture
  • 1993
  • ATLA Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Bad Faith Insurance Problems-Insurer Relationships
  • 1992
  • American Association of Blood Banks Hyatt Regengy Hotel, Bethesda MD
  • Medical and Legal Aspects of Transfusions
  • 1992
  • 32nd Annual Meeting of American College of Legal Medicine in San Diego, CA
  • Successful Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims
  • 1992
  • Presentation at Middlesex Trial Lawyers
  • Legal Malpractice-Growth of Legal Malpractice, Sued on Two Occasions and Office Management
  • 1991
  • North Shore University Hospital, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Confference
  • Medico-Legal Problems in Pathology
  • 1991
  • Concepts in Medicine-Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy in Princeton, NJ
  • Symposium on behalf of Pfizer Labs: How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Physician
  • 1991
  • Concepts in Medicine-Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy in Kings Island, OH
  • Symposium on behalf of Pfizer Labs: How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Physician
  • 1991
  • ATLA Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ
  • The Psychology of Demonstrative Evidence
  • 1991
  • American Conference on Legal Medicine, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • Moderator for Drug and Product Liability, Recent Trends in Drug and Product Liability and Punitive Damages
  • 1991
  • Rockland Psychiatric Center
  • The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist
  • 1990
  • The Environmental Institute, a Division of the Institute for International Research
  • Strategic Management of Infectious Medical Waste
  • 1989
  • Newark, NJ
  • Civil Liabilty for the Improper Disposal of Medical Wastes
  • 1989
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • The Insurance Breakthrough in Eating Disorders
  • 1989
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • How to Interview & Communicate to Medical Professionals Treating the Chronic Pain Patient
  • 1989
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of American New Jersey 2 Day Personal Injury Program
  • Moderator for Recognizing and Proving Pain and Suffering
  • 1989
  • American College of Legal Medicine-Portland, OR
  • Thorny Medical-Legal Issues in Rose City-Must Dos and Absolute Don't to Win Personal Injury Cases
  • 1989
  • The School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook in cooperation with the American Cancer Society
  • Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection
  • 1988
  • The New York Academy of Medicine-Section on Ophthalmology, Crisis and Survival in 1989
  • The Medical-Legal Problem
  • 1988
  • American College of Legal Medicine: The Disease & The Law
  • AIDS and the Management of AIDS Children
  • 1988
  • American Anorexia/Bulemia Assocation, Inc. Spring Conference
  • Lecture
  • 1988
  • The Society of Medical Jurisprudence-Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Trial Strategies of a Medical Malpractice Action
  • 1987
  • Psychiatric Grand Rounds-NYU Medical Center
  • The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist
  • 1987
  • Pediatrics Grand Rounds-NYU Medical Center
  • Medico-Legal Issues in Pediatrics
  • 1987
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds-Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Legal Aspects of Pediatrics
  • 1987
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America -Atlantic City, NJ
  • Emergency Room Procedures and Records
  • 1987
  • Winthrop University Hospital-6th Annual Perinatal Symposium
  • Use of Fetal Heart Rate Tracing in the Courtroom
  • 1986
  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Basics in Medical Law
  • 1986
  • Orthopedics Grand Rounds-NYU Medical Center
  • Current Concepts in Medical Malpractice
  • 1986
  • Hackensack Hospital
  • Legal Issues in Emergency Room Care
  • 1986
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Autopsy and Malpractice
  • 1986
  • American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey
  • Medical Proof in Legal Cases
  • 1986
  • Winthrop University Hospital
  • Medico-Legal Dilemma of C/S
  • 1985
  • New York University School of Continuing Education
  • Legal Implications of Medical Decisions
  • 1985
  • New York University Medical Center
  • Deaths during Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures From a Lawyer's Vantage Point
  • 1985
  • Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics
  • Causes of Malpractice Suits: What makes a patient sue?
  • 1985
  • American Trial Lawyers of New Jersey-Atlantic City, NJ
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • 1985
  • American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey
  • Medical Legal Update-Lecture on Hospital Records
  • 1985
  • American College of Legal Medicine-New Orleans, LA
  • Frozen Embryo
  • 1985
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Medical Malpractice Review of Anesthesiology Hospital Records
  • 1984
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Perinatal Practice & Malpractice
  • 1983
  • The Brooklyn Ophthalmological Society
  • Medico-Legal Topics in Ophthalmology
  • 1983
  • Beth Israel Hospital-Current Trends in Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice in Ophthalmology
  • 1983
  • Seaboard Medical Assocation
  • Prevention of Malpractice and Malpractice Litigation
  • 1982
  • Obstetrical & Gynecological Conference
  • Medico-Legal Aspects of Birth Injuries
  • 1982
  • New York Law School
  • Medical Malpractice- The Views from Plaintiff and Defendant
  • 1982
  • New Jersey Society of Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice Pitfalls and Prevention
  • 1982
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Medical Malpractice Dilemma Revisited
  • 1981
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation & Dept of Obstetrics & Gynocology
  • Perinatal Brain Damage in Society and in the Courtroom
  • 1981
  • Hospital Quality Assurance Programs
  • Retirement and Implementation
  • 1981
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Informed Consent and the Consent Form
  • 1981
  • NY University School of Medicine, Depts of Neurosurgery and Neurology
  • What is Malpractice and How it Can Be Prevented
  • 1980
  • Practicing Law Institute, New York, New Orleans & San Francisco
  • Chairman lecturing on Risk Management
  • 1979
  • American Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia
  • Lecture
  • 1979
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, NJ Brand in East Brunswick,k NJ
  • Lecture
  • 1979
  • American College of Physicians, NJ Branch in Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Relating to Emergency Treatment
  • 1979
  • American College of Legal Medicine: Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, NC
  • A Model Law for In-Vitro Fertilization
  • 1979
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lecture
  • 1978
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • "Ethical and Legal Factors in Providing Treatment to Adolescents"
  • 1978
  • American College of Legal Medicine Annual Meeting San Francisco
  • "Hazards and Legal Complications in the Use of Computers and Medicine"
  • 1978
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Delaware Academy of Family Physicians
  • "Medical Aspects of Office and Health Practice: Current Views and Concepts on Liability and Insurance"
  • 1977
  • The Optometric Council of New York State
  • "Health Maintenance Organizations"
  • 1974
  • New York State Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention
  • "The HMO"
  • 1974
  • University of Tennessee Clinical Education Center
  • "Medicine and the Law"
  • N/A
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Medical malpractice Attorney | May 03
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"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lee's medical background as a physician, when commbined with his experience in the legal community, makes him the ideal lawyer to refer mediclal malpractice cases to. He knows the law, knows the medicine, and knows the best medical experts. His law partners and support staff, which include nurses, help in the providing of top legal representation."
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