Mark E. Goidell is a tenacious trial attorney with more than 30 years of litigation experience. He is a veteran of the state and federal courts of Long Island who is regularly called upon by other law firms to handle their cases. He represents clients in matters throughout the Northeast.
Mark has received an “AV” rating from Martindale - Hubbell, the national attorney listing and rating agency. “AV” is the highest attainable rating; it denotes an attorney with the highest standards of excellence, competence, and ethics.
Mark’s reputation as an outstanding advocate has resulted in his representation of a number of high profile clients in widely publicized matters, including the following:
Mark successfully defended musician Sean “P Diddy” Combs in 23 wrongful death and personal injury cases brought following a “stampede” at a charity concert Mr. Combs sponsored at the City College of New York.
Mark represented Richard Jewell, the security guard who was falsely accused of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Mark successfully negotiated settlements in defamation cases brought by Mr. Jewell against various media outlets.
Mark represented the brother of Jon Benet Ramsey, the Colorado girl who was found dead in her home. Mark obtained significant settlements of defamation actions brought on his behalf who falsely accused him of killing his sister.
Mark was successful in obtaining a significant settlement in a defamation case brought by Congressman Gary Condit against the journalist Dominick Dunne, who falsely accused the Congressman of being involved in the disappearance and death of his aide, Chandra Levy.
You can learn more about the high profile cases Mark has handled in Notable Cases. (Please note that all cases are unique, and prior results are no guarantee of future outcomes.)
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Top Legal Eagle||Long Island Pulse Magazine||2016|
|Top 10||Long Island Legal Eagles||2016|
|Owner||Law Office of Mark E. Goidell||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Legal Aid Society of Nassau County||Director||2013 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Director||1999 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Boston University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Washington University in St. Louis||B.S.,||1977|
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