NY Managing Partner

Dana M. Koos, Esq.

p. 646.863.1532  |  f. 929.214.4181

Bar Admissions

New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Memberships

American Bar Association
New York Bar Association

Education

Hofstra University, B.A.
Touro Law Center, New York, J.D.

Overview

Dana M. Koos is a partner with Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, P.C., managing our New York City office since 2013. Dana oversees the daily operations of all New York litigation for the firm and counsels associates in the defense of automotive negligence and other personal injury matters. Her expertise in third-party and first-party no-fault litigation has been a contributing factor in her victories in countless arbitrations and at trial.

Throughout her career, Dana has spent countless hours in courtrooms in all five boroughs of New York, along with Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester counties. Dana is recognized as a leading practitioner, litigator, and highly-skilled negotiator in insurance defense. Dana has a knack for understanding the incentives and desires of all sides in a case and is quickly able to assess matters and provide thorough guidance to clients regarding case handling strategies.

Dana takes pride in her analytical and fact-finding skills and uses them as a resource in the discovery phases of her cases. She has achieved favorable results in dismissal and/or discontinuances of cases prior to discovery end dates through her fact-finding abilities.

Prior to joining GMR, Dana worked in-house for an insurance carrier where she was the designated liaison between the legal department and the investigation unit. In that role, she garnered exceptional knowledge in examinations under oath of claimants and New York State regulation compliance. Her practice also involved representing insurance carriers with a focus on fraudulent incorporation, staged losses, and no fault reimbursement.

Dana takes pride in working closely with her clients and developing trusting relationships. Dana works with her clients to deliver incomparable advice on an array of litigation issues; she is recognized as a trusted advisor through her solid client relationships and commitment to providing the finest counsel. 

Dana is passionate about theater and music, which she studied as an undergrad. Working as hard as she does in our Manhattan office, Dana enjoys spending her free time going to Broadway shows and practicing as a vocalist.

Representative Matters

GMR Wins Queens, NY Two-Plaintiff Motor Vehicle Jury Trial

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GMR Partner Dana Koos Wins New York SUM Arbitration

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GMR Wins Rear-End Auto Trial in Suffolk County, NY

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Dana Koos Wins NY UM Arbitration by Proving Insured’s Claim was Fraudulent

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Dana Koos Obtains a Defense Verdict in a Civil Court Queens County Jury Trial

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Queens County, New York Case Dismissed in Damages Trial Without Calling a Single Defense Witness

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Dana Koos Obtains Defense Verdict in Supreme Court Kings County

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Dismissal of two of three plaintiffs for failure to provide discovery in timely fashion; all claims dismissed with prejudice.

Plaintiff’s discontinuance of case with prejudice after counsel’s exploration of discovery matters revealed prior duplicative injuries, workers compensation fraud, along with dishonest pleadings.

Multiple voluntary discontinuances after discovery led to ability to prove fraud.

Dismissal of case on the grounds that the statute of limitations had run.

Dismissal of case as to leasing company defendant based on “Graves Amendment.”

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Dana Koos is GMR's New York Managing Partner. She has been with the firm for over 10 years and is a rock star when it comes to training and mentoring others. Over the course of her career, Dana has developed countless attorneys and staff members. She is a vital piece to GMR's success. Here's more about Dana:

"I began college as a theater major with a dream of wanting to be in musicals on Broadway. As time went on the idea of law school started becoming more appealing than the drudgery of trying to make it in the showbiz world.  My parents kept telling me that I could bring my acting skills to the courtroom. When you think about it, there is not much difference between being an actor and a lawyer; you are both putting on a show. I have yet to start singing in the courtroom but hey… you never know… maybe it will be on that last day of trial … one day… right before I announce my retirement.

My advice for others, especially if they are not sure where they are going is to find what you love and try and implement that into your career. 

As I sit and think about where I am in life, I am very proud of my accomplishments with respect to my career.  Hard work pays off.  After 20 years of practice, one of my favorite parts of my job is mentoring new attorneys and watching them succeed; their success in turn is mine."

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Even in quarantine the Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey offices of Goldberg, Miller and Rubin found a way to run as a team while supporting child advocates through the Philadelphia Bar Association Run. In 2019, GMR’s Bar Run team won third place and the team was looking for an even bigger victory this year but due to COVID-19, the run took place virtually with all participants submitting their individual times after running around their own neighborhoods. The team consisted of Partners, Associates, Paralegals and Legal Assistants from each of our three offices. The GMR running team looks forward to running together once again in 2021.

 

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On October 24th, Goldberg, Miller & Rubin moved our NYC office to historic One Grand Central Place across from Grand Central Station.

Please note our new address:        

             60 East 42nd Street, Suite 520

             New York, NY 10165

Our growing NYC office has outgrown our existing space and we have moved to a significantly larger workspace to better serve our clients.

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As featured in the ABA Commission on Women, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly.com, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Legal Intelligencer, Lori Miller has been elected the first Chief Executive Officer in Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s 34-year history. Lori began her career at Goldberg, Miller & Rubin in 1990 and quickly earned the respect of colleagues and adversaries, forging a career as a trial lawyer at both the state and federal level. In 1999, Lori was named the firm’s first female partner and since then has helped diversify the firm’s client base and footprint in the legal community. Over the past five years, Lori has rebranded the firm making GMR not only a great place to work, but one of the most cutting-edge litigation firms in the area. As to future endeavors, she intends to continue building GMR’s team of homegrown litigators and expanding the firm’s practice areas.

After being elected CEO, Lori’s first order of business was naming Dana Koos managing partner of the firm’s New York office. In 2013, Dana helped open the firm’s New York office and quickly developed a team of attorney’s that led to significant growth of the firm, giving GMR a regional platform servicing clients in all five boroughs of New York, along with Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties and Northern New Jersey. Dana’s passion for her work and aggressive representation of GMR’s clients has made her an invaluable asset and role model within the firm and legal community.

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We are pleased to announce that Joseph Petka, Warren Holland and Dana M. Koos have been named partners in our Philadelphia and New York offices.

Joseph W. Petka Warren Holland Dana Koos


Joseph W. Petka

Mr. Petka is a veteran trial attorney who has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts throughout Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties. He specializes in defending hospitals and nonprofit organizations in general/premises liability actions, UIM/UM carriers in contract actions and individual motorists in negligence actions.
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Warren D. Holland

Mr. Holland serves as litigator and legal consultant in the Fraud Investigation and Affirmative Action department. He has extensive trial experience in several state and federal jurisdictions including Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey and over 50 defense verdicts. His practice has a unique focus in appellate law with notable favorable decisions that have helped shape law in the insurance defense arena.
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Dana M. Koos

Ms. Koos defends automotive negligence and other personal injury claims out of our New York office. Her practice focuses on investigating insurance and healthcare fraud cases. Her expertise in third-party and first-party/no fault litigation has been a contributing factor in her victories in countless arbitrations and at trial.
Learn more.

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Media

Women’s History Month – Dana Koos

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Running Miles Together Even Miles Apart: GMR Logged Miles to Support Child Advocates in the 2020 Philadelphia Bar Association Virtual 5K Run/Walk

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GMR MOVED TO OUR NEW LOCATION IN NYC ON OCTOBER 24th

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As featured in the ABA Commission on Women, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly.com, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Legal Intelligencer, Lori Miller Elected as Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s First CEO and Appoints Dana Koos Managing Partner of the Firm’s New York Office

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Three New Partners Named in New York and Philadelphia Offices

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