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Ronald P Goldfaden

Animal and dog bites Attorney at Chatham, NJ

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also known as Ronald Goldfaden

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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When 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).

Location

Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari
One Main Street
Chatham, NJ, 07928-2426
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari
26 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-4102
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari
2150 Highway 35, Suite 250
Brook 35 Plaza
Sea Girt, NJ, 08750
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari
7300 Bergenline Ave.
North Bergen, NJ, 07047-5437
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Blume Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Blume Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari
  • 1977 - 2014

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Kean University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Widener University School of Law, Dean's National Advisory Council
  • Founding Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Essex County Civil Arbitration Program
  • Arbitrator
  • 1989 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Court's Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Widener University School of Law, New Jersey Alumni Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Widener University School of Law, Dean's National Advisory Council
  • Regional Representative
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Career Development Mentor
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Essex County Bar Association, Committee on Medical Malpractice
  • Co-chair
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Board of Governors
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Widener University School of Law, Moot Court Board
  • Chairman
  • 1975 - 1975
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - New Jersey
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Top Listed in New Jersey in Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Top Listed in New Jersey in Medical Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • N/A
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Publications

  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Passaic Co. Jury Awards $9.6M for Brain Damage During Birth
  • 2005
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Suits & Deals
  • 2004
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Car-Truck Collision Suit Settles for $750,000 in Ocean County
  • 2003
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Chatham Animal and dog bites Lawyer Ronald P Goldfaden
Ronald P Goldfaden
Animal and dog bites Attorney
Chatham, NJ