General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation

When insurance carriers, property management companies, commercial landowners and developers, hotels, construction companies, large retailers and self-insured companies face the possibility of a lawsuit, they rely on our extensive trial expertise in general liability & casualty defense. From arbitration-level claims to complex jury trials, our clients are assured cost-effective, efficient defense litigation. 

For more than three decades, parking authorities, supermarkets, apartment complexes, and hospitals have sought out our aggressive, innovative, defense strategies in a wide range of cases including:

  • assault and battery
  • construction design
  • elevator liability
  • false arrest
  • fire/sprinkler
  • food poisoning
  • mold
  • liquor liability
  • negligent security
  • premises liability
  • slander/defamation/libel
  • slip, trip and fall
  • dog bites

Outside of litigation, our general liability attorneys also counsel clients on risk management protocol and assist with the development of policies and procedures to reduce future claims.

Our corporate culture demands service and excellence that is delivered consistently from the pre-litigation investigation phase up through trial or resolution of the case. Over the years we have adopted new technology and built a diverse team to afford us the flexibility to consistently meet this objective.

General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation

Practicing Attorneys

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Lori C. Miller
Lori C. Miller
Eamon C. Merrigan
Eamon C. Merrigan
Claire Neiger
Claire Neiger
Robert P. Stein
Robert P. Stein
Joseph W. Petka
Joseph W. Petka
Warren Holland
Warren Holland
Dana M. Koos
Dana M. Koos
Harlan R. Schreiber
Harlan R. Schreiber
Jeffrey E. Tenthoff
Jeffrey E. Tenthoff
Jillian Vukson
Jillian Vukson
Lauren Glynn
Lauren Glynn
Tyson Mott
Tyson Mott
Thomas J. Giardina
Thomas J. Giardina
Jessica Smeriglio
Jessica Smeriglio
Brandon Evangelist
Brandon Evangelist
Samantha Pullman
Samantha Pullman
As Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s first female CEO, Lori Miller is one of the region’s top litigators with a distinguished career specializing in bad faith, auto and general liability cases with a specialty of health system liability defense. Her unmatched dedication has earned her the reputation as a strategic and aggressive negotiator who has an unbridled dedication in fighting to defend her client’s best interests. For 30 years, Lori has earned the respect of the legal community, including plaintiffs’ attorneys, arbitrators, and judges, for her expertise, professionalism and most importantly her unparalleled client relationships.  
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Partner and Chief Information Security Officer, Eamon Merrigan’s distinguished career as a trial attorney at Goldberg, Miller & Rubin is virtually unmatched throughout the region. For nearly two decades, he has practiced diligently in the defense of a broad range of exposures including many catastrophic loss and death cases. Eamon has remarkably obtained over 65 defense verdicts in jury trials throughout his tenure, many of which involved pre-trial settlement demands of over seven figures.
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Claire Neiger leads GMR’s Medical Malpractice Practice Department with over thirty years of experience representing the area’s major hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities in major medical malpractice trials. These cases have included oncology, orthopedics, wound care, general surgery, radiology, family practice, psychiatry, obstetrics, and gynecology in Philadelphia, New Jersey,  and the surrounding counties.
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Robert brings extensive trial experience and a diverse background built on blended experience in the legal and business world.  While he is a successful and aggressive litigator, it is his understanding of how complex issues impact business which allows him to make smart decisions for his clients based on sound and progressive rationales.
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Joseph Petka is one of the most active trial attorneys in the Philadelphia area. He specializes in general liability, assault and battery, hospital professional liability, and medical malpractice. He has tried a wide range of cases defending hospitals and companies sued for slip and falls, assaults, medical malpractice, patient falls, and pressure ulcers. He has obtained defense verdicts in jury trials throughout Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. 
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Warren has litigated cases in several state and federal jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey with over 50 defense verdicts at trial. Over the course of his career, Warren has gained extensive experience in the field of insurance and healthcare fraud. He has helped his corporate clients investigate and prosecute fraud on numerous occasions, and has served as counsel in several complex insurance fraud and civil RICO cases which have resulted in substantial verdicts or settlements in his clients’ favor.
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Dana 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.
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Harlan is a partner with Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, P.C. in our New York City office. Harlan focuses his practice primarily on first-party coverage, claim investigations, and no-fault litigation and arbitration. For the past 15 years, he has developed an expertise in affirmative litigation, proactively enforcing valid insurer disclaimers of coverage.
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Jeffrey E. Tenthoff, a partner of the firm, is a seasoned defense attorney and has successfully obtained defense verdicts in a variety of cases, including general negligence, premise liability, and motor vehicle accident cases, in Philadelphia, and Chester County.
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Jillian is a Goldberg, Miller & Rubin partner. Jillian's practice concentrates on automotive and premises liability defense. She focuses on third party actions, as well as UIM and UM matters both at the state and federal levels. In her many years of practice, she has accumulated an extraordinary amount of litigation experience resulting in numerous trials and over 100 arbitrations to verdict, to date.
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Lauren Glynn is a partner with many years of experience as a trial attorney. Lauren concentrates her practice on automobile negligence defense, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, and law enforcement defense. Lauren handles cases through all phases of litigation, from pre-suit to the arbitration or trial level.  She has successfully obtained defense verdicts in third-party automobile, as well as first-party uninsured/underinsured motor vehicle cases.
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Tyson Mott focuses his work on claims involving insurer bad faith, premises liability, and general liability. He has won numerous defense awards at arbitration in premises and general liability cases and obtained multiple dismissals of extra-contractual/bad faith allegations in the early stages of litigation. He also has experience overseeing the defense of hundreds of asbestos and other product liability cases throughout the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to his work defending clients at the trial level, Tyson has written numerous briefs, petitions, and other submissions for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Superior Court and argued before the appellate justices.
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Tom is an associate at Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s Philadelphia office. His practice primarily focuses on the defense of clients in general liability, automotive negligence, uninsured/underinsured motorist, and premises liability cases. Tom has arbitrated first and third party auto negligent and premises liability cases in Philadelphia, and its surrounding counties, commonly obtaining defense or favorable verdicts. 
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Jessica Smeriglio concentrates her practice on general liability cases and medical malpractice cases, representing the region’s top healthcare systems and hospitals, construction companies and major universities. She has defended numerous cases involving construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slip trip and fall accidents, assault and battery, and medical negligence claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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As an associate with Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, Brandon Evangelist focuses his practice on defending clients in general liability, automotive negligence, premises liability and medical malpractice matters. He concentrates on all phases of litigation and takes pride in being a zealous and resourceful advocate for his clients.
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Samantha is an associate in Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s New York office. She concentrates her practice on defending automotive negligence and other personal injury claims and also assists with insurance and healthcare fraud claims. Samantha is known as a zealous advocate and concentrates on all phases of litigation, both inside and outside of the courtroom.
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