Porzio, Bromberg & Newman Adds Father-Son Medical Malpractice Attorneys to Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Group
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman announced today that Dr. Lee Goldsmith and Jordan Goldsmith will join the firm’s Morristown office as of counsel and counsel, respectively, in the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice group.
“With decades of experience between them, Lee and Jordan are among the most well-respected medical malpractice attorneys in the region, and arguably the nation,” said Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., managing principal of Porzio. “Lee’s dual medical and legal background and Jordan’s experience as an assistant prosecutor provide them with a unique skillset from which our clients will benefit. We’re honored to welcome this dynamic father-son duo to the firm.”
Dr. Lee Goldsmith, who holds a doctor of medicine degree, is Jordan Goldsmith’s father. Before joining Porzio, the Goldsmiths were counsel and associate, respectively, at Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP. The duo also operated Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, a boutique litigation firm concentrating on healthcare-related cases. Their practice encompasses all aspects of healthcare law, with a particular concentration on medical malpractice and significant personal injury. They also represent healthcare professionals in employment matters and before state licensing boards.
“We were drawn to Porzio’s culture,” Lee and Jordan Goldsmith said. “It was clear from our initial interactions with the firm that Porzio not only does outstanding work for its clients but also treats its people the right way. Additionally, Porzio’s wide range of practices will offer our clients the comfort and convenience of a one-stop-shop, a rarity in the medical malpractice space.”
Lee Goldsmith’s rare combination of legal and medical education provides invaluable advantages in holding medical professionals responsible for negligence. He is past president of the American College of Legal Medicine and the New Jersey Association for Justice, where he currently sits on the board. He also served as an adjunct professor of law at the Fordham Law School, where he taught law and medicine.
Before joining his father in private practice, Jordan served as an assistant prosecutor in Hudson County, New Jersey. In addition to representing people injured because of negligence, Jordan represents a healthcare clinic for the working uninsured in Hackensack, New Jersey, on a pro bono basis and sits on its board of trustees.
Porzio’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice group represents plaintiffs who are at their most vulnerable. The team consists of trial attorneys with years of success and experience, retired judges who assist in developing case strategy, paralegals, and personal injury specialists who support the firm's investigations and litigation.