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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.

Summary

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.

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.

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Education

  • 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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