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Scott C. Gottlieb

Car accident Attorney at Binghamton, NY

4.4   15 reviews

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We know insurance companies can be very difficult to work with and are often unfair, my firm enjoys taking on that challenge. You have been injured and we’re here to help. Read more: https://www.scottgottlieblaw.com/our-firm/

Licensed for 44 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 10/01/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1978
Updated 07/14/2022

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Scott C Gottlieb
29 Riverside Dr
Binghamton, NY, 13905-4562

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
After being in a car accident the prospect of going through a lawyer to resolve my case was daunting. However, I could not have made a better decision than going through the Scott Gottlieb firm. The entire staff was kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and helpful. They fought to get me the settlement they felt I deserved and kept me informed every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend going through this firm and would use them again without hesitation.
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Response from Scott Gottlieb May 24, 2017
All of us at the Law Office of Scott C. Gottlieb would like to say thank you for your kind words. If there is anything you need in the future, even if it is just to ask a question, please give us a call.
Posted by Gerry | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
After hiring Mr. Gottlieb as my attorney, I was kept informed of the progress of my injury claim. He settled my case with efficiency and professionalism.
Response from Scott Gottlieb May 24, 2017
Gerry, thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure working with you. If you ever need anything please call the office and we will be happy to assist you!
Posted by Nick | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Law Office of Scott Gottlieb Deserves Your Consideration
I was involved in a MVA and I retained Scott as my attorney. My initial meeting was with Mrs. Jan Shear. Jan told me to focus on recovering from my injuries and the law firm would protect and provide me guidance in exercising my rights. Whenever I had a question in my case, the law firm promptly responded with straight forward honest and accurate advice. The law office of Scott Gottlieb deserves you serious consideration.
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Response from Scott Gottlieb May 24, 2017
Nick, thank you so much for the wonderful review. All of us at the Law Office of Scott C. Gottlieb want you to know if you ever need anything just give the office a call and we will do our best to help you!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
The office of Scott C Gottlieb took very great care of me during a very difficult time and gave me peace of mind. They handled my case in a very professional manner and I am very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Jermane | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I hired scott gottlieb and he has been nothing but great to me and my family. I call the office and jan always gets back to my wife even if its on a sunday. They have been by my side and treating me so great with my injuries checking on me being by my side every step of the way. If your looking for a professional lawyer scott is the man for the job thank you and your wonderfull staff for you hard work and dedication to ur clients
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Posted by Jessica | September 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great results!
The law offices of Scott Gottlieb went above and beyond while handling my case. The personal injury assistant in his office and secretary were always there for me when I needed them or even to just ask a question they were always quick to pleasantly respond. I truly received excellent service and would recommend this attorney to anyone!
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Response from Scott Gottlieb May 24, 2017
Thank you Jessica, your kind words mean a great deal to everyone at the Law Office of Scott C. Gottlieb. Even though you have moved out of state, if you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to contact the office
Posted by Lydia | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would reccommend Scott Gottlieb to everyone
I would highly recommend Scott Gottlieb's firm to everyone! After my accident I was extremely overwhelmed with the aftermath, physically and emotionally. The moment I walked thru their door I felt they were caring and compassionate... they make you feel like you are not alone in dealing with everything. They extremely intelligent and work very hard to make things right for their clients.
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Posted by Eileen | April 19, 2016
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Eileen Smith Mitchell, client
After a Christmas 2013 accident with a DWI driver, I visited Mr. Gottlieb's law office and told them how I had been strapped in my seat for 2 hours with car hanging over bank and this worsened my already existing back problems. They went to work for me and got the other insurance company to pay all no-fault assistance I was entitled to such as household help for 3 hrs. a week. Although it took almost 2 years the other company offered to settle for a certain amount, but after Mr. Gottlieb heard the expenses I had incurred since the no-fault stopped, he was not happy with the offer the other company made and asked for considerably more. The other company did increase the settlement amount and I was happily surprised by the amount I was awarded that would allow me and my husband to enjoy a few more luxuries we wouldn't have thought of in our twilight years.
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Posted by Anna | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made a Painful Process Very Easy
Nobody ever wants to have to deal with an injury, especially when someone else is at fault. The team at Scott Gottlieb's office was very easy to work with and made the process painless (unlike my injury). I am very grateful to them for all their help.
Posted by Kimberly | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident
Scott was very professional and got down to business and got the best settlement for us. He handled everything and took the stress right off of the family. I would recommend him highly...
Posted by Cindy | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Champion
After someone else's carelessness left me with broken facial bones, blurred vision, facial scars and severe pain for over a year from a rear end collision, I had slipped into a depression and PTSD, almost accepting an insurance offer that was ridiculously low because I was told that's all I was worth. Their representative got me to sign medical releases the very next day after the accident while heavily medicated for horrible pain and gained access to my entire medical history, even trying to use it against me. My kids urged me to see an attorney before accepting the settlement, and a friend recommended Scott to me. I had figured that after a lawyer took his third plus expenses, I'd be left with practically nothing so I was wasting my time. I had accepted pain and defeat, with the insurance's words of "Don't hire an attorney, it's not worth it, you won't get a better settlement" in my ears. Scott's paralegal, Jan, instantly saw that I was an emotional wreck, still in pain and immediately called Scott who quickly took time out to come see me. He didn't want to talk money or fees. They both insisted that I seek out counseling as I was practically in tears sitting in the office, to look into the reason for the continued horrible pains in my neck and arms, and put my emotional/medical needs first. Jan gave me the names of psychologists, doctors and therapists and insisted I get further treatment. When I asked about fees, Scott brushed it off saying that my health was more important, he could see I wasn't in any condition to deal with insurance companies and if it made me feel better, he'd see to it I'd at least get whatever she offered no matter what. He put MY needs first. My son who was with me encouraged me to hire Scott and 4 months later, I am so very grateful I did. I'm in therapy for my depression and PTSD, I'm being treated for neck injuries, whiplash and disc ruptures; traumatic glaucoma I never knew I had, and despite severe financial strains on the family leaving us months behind in the mortgage and bills and a special needs child and grandchild to care for, I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Jan has followed me closely during my treatments, kept a watch over me. Scott and Jan saw me as a woman in pain, not a person wanting a settlement. They put me first. Imagine that, a lawyer who treats you as a human being, not a client, seeing to your needs first then ready to fight hard for you. That's the sign of a true champion.
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Posted by Brian | August 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Representation
Scott Gottileb was very knowledable and had great advice concerning the direction to go in regarding my situation.I would hire him in the future for any legal issues I would need an attorney for.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hesitant
Hesitant to even contact an attorney, I realized I needed help. The staff at Scotts' office did just that. I was able to focus on getting better mentally and physically after the accident. Thank You!
Response from Scott Gottlieb June 15, 2017
It was a pleasure serving you. Please consider our office your office.
Posted by MEI SOLOMON | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
lack of help I WISH I COULD GIVE ZERO STARS
I contacted the Gottlieb off several months ago regarding my auto accident. I was only privy to the para legal. the para legal just wanted medical info and accident info. of which was provided to her immediately. I was never allowed to speak with the atty himself. I don't even think he knew I was a client. I was treating in NYC but since stop working; wasn't any point of me travel that far considering I live in the area. I contacted the office where Jan gave me a referral to a lame clinic whom after several weeks wouldn't even see me for my injuries. then she badgered me as to WHY? Those doctors a that office where SHE referred me are her friends she can ask them. the no fault portion of my claim was denied after a doctor from the insurance company examined me. I informed Mrs Shear and she even instructed me on the language to use when i returned to my PT Dr. later to my surprise the para legal states with utter surprise and astonishment in her voice, "WHAT! the no fault was denied!? when were you going to tell me? I reminded her that I told her already sent her the denial letter and she instructed me on the next steps with appeal. SHE TOTALLY DENIED EVERY SPEAKING TO ME ABOUT IT. now that my accident has been a year ago and waiting for HER referral MD I can't go back to previous PT office. HERE LIES THE RUB. I recently receive a letter from Gottliebs office dropping my case because get this...LACK OF COMPLIANCE and no clear injury because she has NEVER received any medical information from my dr's office. Either the previous reviews are from staff, family and friend or they are just plain lies. Either Mr Gottlieb needs to vet his own clients or get better help. He would do better with a law student on loan/internship vs what he has staffed presently.
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Response from Scott Gottlieb April 17, 2017
I am very sorry that you were not happy with our decision to close your file. New York State Law requires that you have a serious injury in order for you to recover money damages. It was my legal opinion that your injury did not meet the serious injury threshold and therefore we would not be successful in obtaining a settlement or award for you. In any event, there is no charge for legal services rendered and we have absorbed the cost of pursuing your case. It is my strict policy to always speak or meet with any of my clients when asked. Please feel free to call if you would like to discuss this with me. If I am not in the office when you call, I will get back to you within 24 hours, usually before the end of the business day. I will also be happy to make an appointment to meet with you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A review of mr Gottlieb
Got initial call back from intake worker, she took basics of case told me Mr Gottlief would call me the next day that was 2 weeks ago I have called back several times and left messages and he has still not had the decency to return my calls. I assume he does not want to take my case but he should has the decency to tell me that not just ignore me. i could assume a lot of reasons why he won't call me back, must be some reason he won't call me back n won't take my case or maybe he's afraid of this company why would a lawyer not call a potential client back about a solid lawsuit against a big company??? There's some reason he won't call me back or he's just not a decent person you don't just ignore people when your suppose to be a professional I would not hire him
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Response from Scott Gottlieb March 24, 2016
We recently noted a negative review on our Avvo page. The comments made by this person who is not a client of ours, are completely inaccurate. It has always been our office policy for the past 35 years to return every phone call by the end of the day, including weekends. This particular caller left what turned out to be two non-working phone numbers, so we were unable to reach her by phone. We also emailed the caller and received no response. Since we have learned of the callers dissatisfaction on our Avvo page we have sent no less than five emails to her and called her on at least five different occasions. Once again the number was not working. The second number that she left was that of a fax machine. Finally, after multiple attempts I reached this individual and explained to her that we would not be interested in pursuing her type of case. Due to confidentiality, I'm not permitted to discuss the details of her claim, other than to say it's not a case that would be feasible to pursue. We advised her of the Statute of Limitations within which to bring a case, and to seek a second or even third legal opinion. I wish to assure our existing clients as well as prospective clients that any inquires to my office will be promptly responded to. We do not pursue every case that is brought to us but we will take the time to explain to you the reasons behind our decision and why your inquiry is worth pursuing or not pursuing. Thank you to all who have taken the time to read our explanation. In the history of our firm we have never once been given a negative review, and we felt it was important to explain our position on this matter.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Scott C. Gottlieb
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Rhode Island
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Slip & Fall
  • $91,500
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $150,000
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $100,000
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Associations

  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Calculating Damages Personal Injury
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Personal Injury
  • 2015
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society
  • Choosing a Career in Law
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • Personal Injury Damages
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • No Fault
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a highly skilled, caring professional who represents his clients with passion and integrity. I have referred dozens of individuals to Scott over the years for personal injury matters and all have reported a satisfying experience - both with him and his knowledgeable and competent staff. For personal injury matters I unequivocally endorse Scott Gottlieb."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked cases with Mr. Gottlieb and have seen first hand the skill and deft he possesses for aggressively fighting on behalf of his clients and getting them the relief they so desperately need. Not only is he incredibly skilled as an attorney, he is also compassionate with his clients and has the velvet touch all attorneys should have in dealing with their clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gottlieb has an excellent reputation in our community and beyond for his practice in the area of Personal Injury. We have been reffering cases to him for many years when we get a call on a PI case that we are unable to assist with for one reason or another."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a credit to the profession."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a very capable and caring attorney who provides not only excellent service to his clients, but support in all aspects of handling their case ancillary to the underlying matter."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred cases to Scott in the area of personal injury. When I was a prosecutor I also litigated cases with him. I always found him extremely prepared and professional. He was always a strong advocate for his clients. I have no reservations in recommending Scott Gottlieb for any personal injury case."
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Binghamton Car accident Lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb
Scott C. Gottlieb
Car accident Attorney
Binghamton, NY
Licensed for 44 years