Skip to main content

Seth Laver

Insurance Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    In the area of business litigation, Seth counsels individuals and both large and small companies in a myriad of legal matters. Seth represents businesses in breach of contract suits; professional corporations, partnerships, and limited liability entities in lawsuits among stakeholders; and other complex business-to-business controversies.

    19 years

  2. Employment and labor
    In the area of employment and labor law, Seth represents employers in a variety of litigation matters, including sexual harassment, race, disability and age discrimination cases, wrongful discharge, and other constitutional claims. Seth counsels employers on preventing employment discrimination and other employee-related lawsuits, with an emphasis on the early implementation of proper procedures.

    19 years

  3. Insurance
    Seth L. Laver is an associate practicing in the area of commercial litigation. Seth focuses his practice within business litigation on bankruptcy, aviation litigation, employment and labor law, and professional liability defense; including the representation of lawyers, doctors and particularly accountants. Since joining Margolis Edelstein as an associate in April, 2006, Seth has gained experience in many areas of complex litigation.

    19 years

  4. Aviation

    18 years

  5. Bankruptcy and debt
    In the area of bankruptcy, Seth has gained experience assisting clients in bankruptcy-related litigation as well as counseling clients on alternatives to filing for bankruptcy protection.

    18 years

Seth Laver is a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Philadelphia office, with a focus on defending professionals and employers across diverse fields and industries in professional liability, employment practices liability (EPL), and other types of employment-related litigation. Seth is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, but regularly counsels and represents professionals and employers throughout the United States.

Seth represents attorneys, accountants, real estate and insurance professionals, and architects in professional liability matters. He counsels clients in risk management, day-to-day workplace issues, and other “pre-suit” matters with an eye toward avoiding litigation and minimizing risk. When his clients do face disputes and claims, Seth leverages his extensive experience handling both individual and class action matters to custom-fit holistic legal strategies to each client’s immediate needs and long-term goals, and to resolve the litigation as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible.

Employers and executives in numerous industries also call on Seth to handle employment litigation and labor law matters, including sexual harassment, race, disability, and age discrimination; wrongful discharge; defamation; and other constitutional claims. He counsels employers on recognizing and preventing employment discrimination and other employee-related lawsuits, with an emphasis on the early implementation of proper procedures. He drafts and updates employee handbooks and consults employers regarding compliance with company by-laws and human resources protocols. Seth is often engaged to counsel clients regarding enforcement of non-compete agreements, non-solicitation clauses, and other covenants affecting post-employment competition.

An AV-rated attorney, Seth routinely publishes articles and lectures on trends impacting the professional liability and employment landscapes. He is the editor of Professional Liability Matters, Goldberg Segalla’s blog focusing on the professional liability community. In 2017, he was appointed chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Committee.


Goldberg Segalla LLP
1700 Market Street, Suite 1418
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Insurance lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2010
Highly recommended
Seth represented us in a case against a large bank which had honored checks with forged signatures. He was always pleasant to work with, kept us informed about what was going on, and patiently explained things to people with little legal backgrund. When he didn't have the answer to something he took the time to check legal precedents before making recommendations about how we should proceed. He seemed well versed in the workings of the Phila legal system. We were pleased with his representation and would recommend him to others.
Read less
Posted by Stan | October 6, 2010
Chief Financial Officer
Seth has been extremely helpful and successful for us.


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goldberg Segalla, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • 2006 - 2011


  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Defense Research Institute: Professional Liability Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Center City Proprietors Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Professional Liability Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Professional Liability Committee
  • Seminar Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Rising Stars, 2010-18
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • N/A


  • PICPA, King of Prussia, PA
  • Presenter, "Risk Management: Help Me, Help You,"
  • 2017
  • AttPro Ally
  • Author, "'Tis the Season ... for Ethical Breaches?"
  • 2017
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Author, "Effective Client Reporting: A Lawyer's Best Friend,"
  • 2011
  • Legal Intelligencer of Philadelphia
  • Proper Client Reporting
  • 2011
  • -
  • Author, Joint Defense Agreements: A Primer
  • 2010
View all publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse Seth
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Philadelphia Insurance Lawyer Seth Laver
Seth Laver
Insurance Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 19 years