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G&O Lawyers Named 2019 PA SuperLawyers

G&O is proud to report that, following a rigorous selection process, including peer reviews and independent research, Pennsylvania SuperLawyers again, for 2019, selected us as among the top 5% of lawyers in the state: Fred Goldsmith in Transportation/Maritime Law and Rich Ogrodowski in Personal Injury General — Plaintiff.



While we really appreciate this recognition, we get the biggest kick simply out of having the opportunity to help our clients.

G&O Lawyers Named 2018 PA SuperLawyers

G&O is proud that, following a rigorous selection process, PA SuperLawyers recently selected us as among the top 5% of lawyers in the state for 2018. Fred Goldsmith was recognized in the field of Transportation – Maritime Law and Rich Ogrodowski in the field of Personal Injury Law – General — Plaintiff. We appreciate this recognition and will continue to work hard for our clients.



Fred Goldsmith Invited Speaker on Developments in Admiralty & Maritime Law at Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Transportation Law Update”

Fred spoke in Pittsburgh on April 6, 2016, and in Philadelphia on April 25, 2016, on “Recent Developments in Personal Injury & Death Case Damages,” and served as a member of the Admiralty & Maritime Law Update panel at this continuing legal education seminar staged by the PBI.

Fred Goldsmith Serves as Invited Brief Judge for 23rd Annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition

According to the competition website, “The Honorable John R. Brown served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as one of the nation’s most prominent admiralty judges from 1955 until his death in 1993. Shortly after his death and in his honor, The University of Texas School of Law established the ‘Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition,’ an interscholastic appellate advocacy competition. Each year, the Competition is held under the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas School of Law and a local host school.”

Fred Goldsmith’s newest post on the G&O blog Towboatlaw – Admiralty & Maritime Law on the Rivers

Fred reviews a recent Louisiana federal court case in which the trial judge grants a motion for reconsideration and allows a seaman’s punitive damages claims against a non-employer to proceed.  You can read the blog post here.

Fred Goldsmith Volunteers as Mediator and Judge for Law School Mediation Competition

Fred served as a mediator/judge in the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution “Representation in Mediation” Competition on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He judged a regional round of the competition, held at West Virginia University School of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia, and afterwards critiqued the student competitors on their performances.

New Post on Rich Ogrodowski’s Blog, PA & WV Accidental Death Lawyer Blog

In his latest blog post, G&O lawyer, Rich Ogrodowski, answers the question: Can an adult child of a decedent share in the proceeds from a Wrongful Death action in Pennsylvania (42 Pa. C.S. Section 8301)?

Fred Goldsmith to Serve as Advisory Editor of Loyola Maritime Law Journal

Loyola University College of Law’s Loyola Maritime Law Journal has recently asked Fred Goldsmith to serve as an Advisory Editor. The New Orleans-based law school describes the Law Journal as “a scholarly journal which is published bi-annually and provides an avenue for research and writing by practitioners, faculty, and students in the dynamic and exciting fields of maritime law. It publishes articles, student comments, and case notes that provide the legal and academic community with a scholarly perspective on the issues facing a diverse and international industry.”

Fred Goldsmith Appointed to Federal Court’s Local Rules Advisory Committee

On August 15, 2014, Joy Flowers Conti, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, appointed G&O managing member Fred Goldsmith to the Court’s Local Rules Advisory Committee. Goldsmith is the former Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Federal Court Section. An experienced state and federal court litigator in multiple jurisdictions, Goldsmith began his legal career in 1990 as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Howell Cobb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, following graduation from Tulane Law School.

Fred Goldsmith Completes Mediator Training

G&O attorney Fred Goldsmith is now eligible for listing as a mediator on the West Virginia State Bar website’s mediator directory under Trial Court Rule 25.04.  He is available to mediate cases throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. In June and July 2014, he successfully completed Basic and Advanced mediator training courses staged by the West Virginia State Bar.   With substantial experience trying cases in both state and federal courts and over twenty years of mediation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in admiralty & maritime, personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, product liability, and insurance coverage litigation, he is well-situated to serve as a neutral to assist others with resolving their legal disputes.

Rich Ogrodowski launches new blog: PA & WV Accidental Death Lawyer Blog

The blog provides an informative accidental / wrongful death law source, with a personal touch, and covers new cases, statutes, and rules of civil procedure, and other news of interest to readers. To reach the blog, where you can read current posts and subscribe to e-mail notification of new posts, click on the BLOGS link atop this website or visit PA & WV Accidental Death Lawyer Blog.

Post-Accident Checklist

Do you know what to do immediately after an accident?  See what G&O recommends here: