Lawrence B. Goldhirsch, Esq.
Trial Counsel, Defective Medicine/Device Litigation group
Fax: (212) 344-5461
Education: Brooklyn Law School (1969); Institute International des Droits de l'Homme; City College of the City University of New York (1963); Trinity College
Bar Admissions: State of New York; State of Florida; U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; District of Connecticut; Middle District of Florida; District of Columbia); U.S. Court of Appeals, (Second, Eleventh circuits); U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Memberships: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Assn,; International Bar Assn.; Florida Bar Assn.; New York County Lawyers Assn.; New York State Trial Lawyers Assn.; World Association of Lawyers; World Peace Through Law Center; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Physical Society.
Publications: Six titles, including The Warsaw Convention Annotated: A Legal Handbook
Lawrence B. Goldhirsch, Esq., with Weitz & Luxenberg since 1994, serves as trial counsel in our Defective Medicine/Device 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. Mr. Goldhirsch is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Florida, and is able to represent clients in U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; District of Connecticut; Middle District of Florida; and District of Columbia); at the U.S. Court of Appeals, (Second and Eleventh circuits); before the U.S. Supreme Court; in U.S. Tax Court; and in the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. 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: they are the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, American Bar Assn., International Bar Assn., Florida Bar Assn., New York County Lawyers Assn., New York State Trial Lawyers Assn., World Association of Lawyers, World Peace Through Law Center, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and American Physical Society.
“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, Esq.
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