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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. 


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    47 years, 300 cases
  2. Licensing: 20%
    47 years, 100 cases
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
    27 years, 200 cases

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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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Goldsmith, Ctorides & Rodriguez, LLP

140 Sylvan Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632

Goldsmith Ctorides & Rodriguez, LLP

747 Third Avenue
New York, NY, 10017



NYCurrently registered 196803/07/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Presidents MedalAmerican College of Legal Medicine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AAmerican Board of Legal Medicine1981 - Present
N/ALiscensed to Practice Medicine in New York State1964 - Present
Member of the Editorial BoardPediatric Management Magazine and Obstetrical Management Magazine2010 - 2010
Member of Editorial Board"The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice"1981 - 2003
Founding EditorThe Journal of Legal Medicine1979 - 1979
Adjunct Associate Professor of LawFordham University School of Law1978 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
HRWA-Hudson River Watertrail AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury ChargesMember1996 - 1998
Medical-Legal Liaison Committee (Bergen County Bar Association)Chair1996 - 1998
NJAJ-New Jersey Association for JusticePast President1993 - 1994
American College of Legal MedicinePast President1986 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Itara v. Jersey City Medical Centerretinopathy of prematurity $4+ million
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalCongress Responds to Terrorist Attacks2001
New Jersey Law JournalThe Games Insurers and Providers Play1998
New Jersey Law JournalDealing with Infection as a Complication of Medical Care1998
New Jersey Law JournalCoping with the Aftermath of Emergency Room Chaos1998
New Jersey Law JournalFinding Sources of Litigation in Breast Cancer Cases1998
New Jersey Law JournalScience Races Ahead of the Law in Genetic Testing1997
New Jersey Law JournalRegulating in the Age of Telemedicine1997
New Jersey Law JournalWhy the Physician/Patient Privilege Is an Oxymoron1997
New Jersey Law JournalHow Law Ignores Medicine1997
New Jersey Law JournalHow Recent Changes Affect Management of the Case1997
New Jersey Law JournalNavigating the Credentials Maze1997
Journal of Legal MedicineA Look At The Relationships Of Parties Involved In Medical Malpractice Litigation With A View Toward Helping The Patient1993
National Trial Lawyer MagazineProcedural Problems: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy1993
New Jersey Law JournalA Thermography Primer1991
Emergency PediatricsMedical Malpractice and the Pediatric Emergency Room1991
Medical Malpractice Law & StrategyInsurers Also Affected: Health Worker Data Bank May Complicate Litigation1991
West Hudson District Branch NewsletterThe Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist, Synapse1990
New Jersey Trial LawyerCosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery1989
New Jersey Trial LawyerThe Negligence of the Pathologist1989
New Jersey Trial LawyerBreast Cancer Litigation1989
New Jersey Trial LawyerMedical Malpractice Tutorial: "The Obvious" Malpractice Case--Negligence of the Pathologist1988
LexisNexis publicationMedical Malpractice: Guide to Medical Issues1986
INCL Journal (NYSBA)The Medical Malpractice Crisis: Revisitation1982
Legal Aspects of Medical MalpracticeInformed Consent and the Consent Form, A Practical Approach1982
PLI 3rd EditionModern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics1980
Legal Aspects of Medical MalpracticeHospital Hearings - Now You Can Take a Lawyer Along -- Maybe,1978
Legal Aspects of Medical MalpracticeCurrent Practices in Surgical Sales Need Legal Solution1978
Medico-Legal Institute, Inc. publicationThe Present Status of Physician Privileges-Also authored by Mary Bertolet1977
Journal of Legal MedicineIn-Hospital Malpractice Prevention Program1976
Journal of Legal MedicineThe Myth About Informed Consent1975
Journal of Legal MedicinePhysicians Strike1975
PLI 2nd EditionModern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics1974
Journal of Legal MedicineClassic Cases1974
PLI 1st EditionModern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics1972
Patient CareLegal Risks in Prescribing Contraceptives1969
Journal of Air Law and Commerce (SMU)Regulation of Human Factors1968
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Malpractice Tutorial: InfectionN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Malpractice Tutorial: Fractures and the Emergency RoomN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Malpractice Tutorial: Negligence In The Prescription of DrugsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1967
New York University School of MedicineN/AMD - Doctor of Medicine1964
New York UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1960
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar 2010Direct of Plaintiff's Causation Expert2010
New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar 2010Ethics: When Doctors' & Lawyers' Ethics Collide2010
Lecture at Pace UniversityInformed Consent2010
American Association for Justice 2009 Annual Convention in New Orleans, LALecture2009
American Association for Justice 2009 Annual ConventionLecture2009
American Assocation for Justice 2008 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PALecture2008
ACLM 48th Annual Conference"Is it a Diamond in the Rough?-Case Selection"2008
The Jewish Theological SeminaryMedicine on Trial2006
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, NVPreparing a Plaintiff Breast Cancer Case2004
ATLA Winter Convention 2002 Loews Miami Beach, FLLecture2002
ACLM 2002 Annual ConventionMedical Liability: Survival Strategies for 20022002
Bergen County Bar Assocation-Continuing Edcation CommitteeHMO Litigation2001
ATLA Board of Governor's Meeting in Montreal, CanadaLecture2001
American Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governor's Meeting in Dallas, TXLecture2001
American Trial Lawyers of America Annual Boardwalk Convention, Atlantic City, NJLecture2001
American Trial Lawyers of America 2001 Annual Winter Convention New Orleans, LALecture2001
American Neurology Group Annual ConventionLecture2001
ATLA Board of Governor's Meeting in Savannah, GALecture2000
ATLA Annual Convention in Chicago, ILHandling a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case2000
American Trial Lawyers of America Annual Boardwalk Convention, Atlantic City, NJLecture2000
American College of Legal Medicine Annual Convention, San Diego, CALecture2000
New York State Bar Association, Le Parker Meridien, NYInterstate Telemedicine: Legal Problems and Liabilities for the Practitioner1998
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Pines Manor in Edison, NJNuts and Bolts of Medical Negligence1998
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center-Paterson, NJAvoiding Malpractice1997
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center-Paterson, NJLecture1997
Monmouth Medical CenterThe Experts Speak Out on Breast Cancer III1997
Middlesex County Bar Association-Pines Manor, Edison, NJBreast cancer, Litigation and Death1997
Medical Education Collaborative, New Orleans, LAA Foundation for the Next Millennium: Principles for Nurses Specializing in Reproductive Medicine and the Arts1997
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Pines Manor in Edison, NJMedicine, Medical Law and Negligence1997
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education-New Jersey Law Center in New BrunswickHot Tips in Tort Law1996
ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation, Landmark Inn, WoodbridgeMedical Malpractice Litigation, Making it Bread and Butter1995
ATLA-NJ Educational FoundationDiscovery Techniques For Proving Liabilty1994
ATLA National College of Advocacy-Medical Legal UpdatePharmacology Negligence Cases1994
American College of Legal Medicine-Jefferson Medical CollegeDeposition and Cross-Examination of Emergency Care Expert1994
The New York State Trial Lawyers InstituteAn Introduction to Neurological Injuries1993
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Pediatrics DeptLecture1993
ATLA Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJBad Faith Insurance Problems-Insurer Relationships1992
American Association of Blood Banks Hyatt Regengy Hotel, Bethesda MDMedical and Legal Aspects of Transfusions1992
32nd Annual Meeting of American College of Legal Medicine in San Diego, CASuccessful Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims1992
Presentation at Middlesex Trial LawyersLegal Malpractice-Growth of Legal Malpractice, Sued on Two Occasions and Office Management1991
North Shore University Hospital, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology ConfferenceMedico-Legal Problems in Pathology1991
Concepts in Medicine-Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy in Princeton, NJSymposium on behalf of Pfizer Labs: How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Physician1991
Concepts in Medicine-Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy in Kings Island, OHSymposium on behalf of Pfizer Labs: How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Physician1991
ATLA Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJThe Psychology of Demonstrative Evidence1991
American Conference on Legal Medicine, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LAModerator for Drug and Product Liability, Recent Trends in Drug and Product Liability and Punitive Damages1991
Rockland Psychiatric CenterThe Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist1990
The Environmental Institute, a Division of the Institute for International ResearchStrategic Management of Infectious Medical Waste1989
Newark, NJCivil Liabilty for the Improper Disposal of Medical Wastes1989
Hackensack, NJThe Insurance Breakthrough in Eating Disorders1989
Atlantic City, NJHow to Interview & Communicate to Medical Professionals Treating the Chronic Pain Patient1989
Association of Trial Lawyers of American New Jersey 2 Day Personal Injury ProgramModerator for Recognizing and Proving Pain and Suffering1989
American College of Legal Medicine-Portland, ORThorny Medical-Legal Issues in Rose City-Must Dos and Absolute Don't to Win Personal Injury Cases1989
The School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook in cooperation with the American Cancer SocietyMedicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection1988
The New York Academy of Medicine-Section on Ophthalmology, Crisis and Survival in 1989The Medical-Legal Problem1988
American College of Legal Medicine: The Disease & The LawAIDS and the Management of AIDS Children1988
American Anorexia/Bulemia Assocation, Inc. Spring ConferenceLecture1988
The Society of Medical Jurisprudence-Lenox Hill HospitalTrial Strategies of a Medical Malpractice Action1987
Psychiatric Grand Rounds-NYU Medical CenterThe Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist1987
Pediatrics Grand Rounds-NYU Medical CenterMedico-Legal Issues in Pediatrics1987
Pediatric Grand Rounds-Lenox Hill HospitalLegal Aspects of Pediatrics1987
Association of Trial Lawyers of America -Atlantic City, NJEmergency Room Procedures and Records1987
Winthrop University Hospital-6th Annual Perinatal SymposiumUse of Fetal Heart Rate Tracing in the Courtroom1986
The Mount Sinai Medical CenterBasics in Medical Law1986
Orthopedics Grand Rounds-NYU Medical CenterCurrent Concepts in Medical Malpractice1986
Hackensack HospitalLegal Issues in Emergency Room Care1986
College of American PathologistsAutopsy and Malpractice1986
American Trial Lawyers Association of New JerseyMedical Proof in Legal Cases1986
Winthrop University HospitalMedico-Legal Dilemma of C/S1985
New York University School of Continuing EducationLegal Implications of Medical Decisions1985
New York University Medical CenterDeaths during Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures From a Lawyer's Vantage Point1985
Medicolegal Issues in ObstetricsCauses of Malpractice Suits: What makes a patient sue?1985
American Trial Lawyers of New Jersey-Atlantic City, NJPsychiatric Malpractice1985
American Trial Lawyers Association of New JerseyMedical Legal Update-Lecture on Hospital Records1985
American College of Legal Medicine-New Orleans, LAFrozen Embryo1985
American College of Legal MedicineMedical Malpractice Review of Anesthesiology Hospital Records1984
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New JerseyPerinatal Practice & Malpractice1983
The Brooklyn Ophthalmological SocietyMedico-Legal Topics in Ophthalmology1983
Beth Israel Hospital-Current Trends in Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice in Ophthalmology1983
Seaboard Medical AssocationPrevention of Malpractice and Malpractice Litigation1982
Obstetrical & Gynecological ConferenceMedico-Legal Aspects of Birth Injuries1982
New York Law SchoolMedical Malpractice- The Views from Plaintiff and Defendant1982
New Jersey Society of Internal MedicineMalpractice Pitfalls and Prevention1982
New York County Lawyers AssociationMedical Malpractice Dilemma Revisited1981
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation & Dept of Obstetrics & GynocologyPerinatal Brain Damage in Society and in the Courtroom1981
Hospital Quality Assurance ProgramsRetirement and Implementation1981
American College of Legal MedicineInformed Consent and the Consent Form1981
NY University School of Medicine, Depts of Neurosurgery and NeurologyWhat is Malpractice and How it Can Be Prevented1980
Practicing Law Institute, New York, New Orleans & San FranciscoChairman lecturing on Risk Management1979
American Trial Lawyers, PhiladelphiaLecture1979
American Trial Lawyers Association, NJ Brand in East Brunswick,k NJLecture1979
American College of Physicians, NJ Branch in Cherry Hill, NJRelating to Emergency Treatment1979
American College of Legal Medicine: Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, NCA Model Law for In-Vitro Fertilization1979
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersLecture1978
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