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Lawrence B. Goldhirsch Trial Counsel, Defective Drugs and Devices

Lawrence B. Goldhirsch : Trial Counsel   Get in touchGet in touch

Telephone: (212) 558-5500

Fax: (212) 344-5461

700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

It’s important for clients to have continuous contact with their attorney. That’s why, when I take on a case, I personally attend to every detail: the pleadings, discovery, depositions and trial. After trying every type of case imaginable over the past 40-plus years, it’s rare that I’m faced with an issue that I haven’t already litigated.


Lawrence B. Goldhirsch has been with Weitz & Luxenberg since 1994 and serves as trial counsel in our Drug & Medical Devices Litigation group. Listed in Who’s Who in American Law since 1983, Mr. Goldhirsch holds the distinction of winning one of the largest verdicts ever in New York for a single injury; $61 million awarded to a young man who lost both legs after falling drunk onto subway tracks.

Mr. Goldhirsch is a recognized authority regarding aviation law, having authored what many consider a bible for international aviation legal matters, The Warsaw Convention Annotated: A Legal Handbook (2nd ed. Kluwer, 2000). During the span of his career, Mr. Goldhirsch has written a number of articles that appeared in publications in the U.S. and abroad (at least one of those articles was written in French, a language Mr. Goldhirsch speaks fluently). He also has been a visiting lecturer at universities in France. “‘Super Lawyers” magazine lists Mr. Goldhirsch among the most outstanding attorneys in the New York metro area.

He began practicing law in 1970, having received in the year prior a juris doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School (later, he attended Institute International des Droits de l’Homme in Strasbourg, France). In 1965, Mr. Goldhirsch studied physics at Trinity College; in 1963, he obtained a bachelor of science degree in physics from City College of the City University of New York. Today, he is a member of several key organizations serving the legal profession.

Associations & Licenses


  • Institute International des Droits de l’Homme
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1969
  • Trinity College, 1965
  • B.S., physics, City College of the City University of New York, 1963

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court (NY Southern & Eastern)
  • District of Connecticut
  • Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Second & Eleventh circuits)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

Recent W&L Results

  • $1 Billion

    W&L's Ellen Relkin, as lead counsel in the NJ Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem litigation, played a key role in negotiating the more than $1 billion settlement. Most qualifying plaintiffs will receive $300,000 or more.

  • $2.5 Billion

    W&L helped negotiate one of the largest mass tort settlements in recent history. More than 300 W&L clients are part of the settlement. Claimants had recalled DePuy ASR hips implanted and removed prior to August 31, 2013.

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