Lawrence B. Goldhirsch

Trial Counsel

  • Focus: Defective Drugs and Devices, Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • Phone: 212-558-5500
  • Fax: 212-344-5461
  • New York Office
    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 for more than a decade. He has also received the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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.


  • The Warsaw Convention Annotated: A Legal Handbook, 2nd ed. Kluwer, 2000.

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