Welcome to The Law Offices of Michael Goldstein, where we are committed to the highest quality representation of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic injury or death.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Goldstein has been successful in resolving many such claims, by way of trial and settlement, on behalf of individuals with severe brain injuries, amputations, quadriplegia and paraplegia, as well as individuals who have lost beloved members of their family. Mr. Goldstein has litigated numerous catastrophic injury cases, in a number of different contexts, including motor vehicle negligence, medical malpractice, industrial accidents, defective automotive products, and defective medical products. In the process, he has developed a special expertise and emphasis in his practice with respect to the handling of catastrophic injury claims in the context of tire failure litigation. Since the date of his first tire failure case in the late 1980's, Mr. Goldstein has successfully prosecuted more than 25 such claims and has recovered more than $50 million on behalf of victims of defective tires. Because of his acknowledged expertise in this area, Mr. Goldstein has been interviewed by national and local media - television and newspaper - to address various issues regarding tire failure litigation, and has lectured on the subject of tire defects to other attorneys around the country who specialize in automotive product liability litigation. Mr. Goldstein is listed in Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers, which compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys, is considered to be one of the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. He has also been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer. SCSL San Diego Edition, names the top 5 percent of lawyers in San Diego, as chosen by their peers (in a survey of more than 10,000 active lawyers in San Diego) and through the independent research of Law & Politics. He is also a two-time recipient of the "Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award" from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for having obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in challenging catastrophic injury cases. He holds the highest rating for legal skill and ethical conduct, by the national legal rating service, Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates; he has been a long-time instructor at the San Diego Inn of Court, Trial Practice Program; and he has attended the Gerry Spence "Trial Lawyer's College." He has also appeared in national television broadcasts, including 20/20 and the NBC Nightly News.
P.O. Box 730
Solana Beach CA 92075
Mr. Goldstein's practice is comprised of the representation of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries, and families who have suffered the wrongful death of their family members.
Product Liability - Tire Failure - Vehicle Rollover/Stability - Medical Products - Pharmaceuticals - Negligence and Intentional Conduct - Motor Vehicle Negligence - Industrial Injuries - Medical Malpractice - Other Catastrophic Injuries
Michael Goldstein holds the highest rating "AV" for legal skill and ethical conduct, by Martindale-Hubbell, a firm that provides peer-ratings for attorneys nationwide.
He is listed in Best Lawyers in America , one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers is considered to be one of the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
He has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer. The SCSL San Diego Edition, names the top 5 percent of lawyers in San Diego, as chosen by their peers (in a survey of more than 10,000 active lawyers in San Diego) and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
He is a member of ABOTA the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, whose membership is limited to a select group of trial attorneys. Of the approximate 12,000 practicing attorneys in San Diego County at the time of his admission, only 150 had been approved for membership in ABOTA.
He is a two-time recipient of the "Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award" from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for having obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in challenging catastrophic injury cases.
He has been an instructor for many years at the San Diego Inn of Court, Trial Practice Program.
He has attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College.
He has appeared in national television broadcasts, including 20/20 and NBC Nightly News, as well as local and national print media.
He has served as a Judge Pro Tem in San Diego Superior Court.
Practice Areas: Catastrophic Injury and Death in the following areas: Tire Failure and Automotive Product Liability, Medical Product & Pharmaceutical Liability, Motor Vehicle Negligence, Medical Malpractice, and Industrial Injuries
Admitted: All California Courts; U.S. District Court in Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California. Admitted pro hac vice in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and Kentucky.
Law School: University of San Diego, J.D. 1980
College: Florida State University, B.S. Biology, 1972
Member: State Bar of California; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (Board of Directors 1993-1997); Consumer Attorneys of California; American Board of Trial Advocates, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; Attorney Information Exchange Group
Born: Hartford, Connecticut, November 24, 1948
University of San Diego
Juris Doctorate, 1980
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