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
Kristine Meindl
Kristine Meindl
Joseph W. Petka
Joseph W. Petka
Warren Holland
Warren Holland
Dana M. Koos
Dana M. Koos
Lucille Bitterman
Lucille Bitterman
Ian T. Kingsley
Ian T. Kingsley
Jeff Tenthoff
Jeff Tenthoff
Jillian Vukson
Jillian Vukson
Virginia King
Virginia King
General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation
General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation
Alexander Cogbill
Alexander Cogbill
Joel Feigenbaum
Joel Feigenbaum
Lauren Glynn
Lauren Glynn
Tyson Mott
Tyson Mott
General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation
General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation
Jessica Smeriglio
Jessica Smeriglio
General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation
General Liability & Casualty Defense Litigation
Brandon Evangelist
Brandon Evangelist
Brett Kier
Brett Kier
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.
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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.
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Ms. Neiger is an experienced trial lawyer with over 25 years of civil litigation experience in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey at the state and federal levels.
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Kristine M. Meindl is a partner with Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, P.C. and has over 13 years of extensive experience as a trial attorney. Mrs. Meindl focuses her practice on all aspects of Pennsylvania and New Jersey civil defense litigation. During her time at GMR, she has accumulated a tremendous amount of trial experience resulting in over 50 cases tried to verdict.
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Joe Petka is one of the most active trial attorneys in the Philadelphia area. He has tried a wide range of cases including, defense of hospital and nonprofit organizations in premises liability actions, UIM/UM carriers in contract actions, and individual motorists in negligence actions.
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Warren Holland has litigated cases in several state and federal jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey with over 50 defense verdicts at trial.
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Dana M. Koos is partner with Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, managing their New York City office since 2013. Ms. Koos 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.
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At Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, Lucille Bitterman’s name has become synonymous with exceeding clients’ expectations. After graduating from the University of Florida with honors and Temple University - Beasley School of Law, Lucille Bitterman joined Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, where she instantly became a vital member of the litigation practice focusing on automobile liability, including bodily injury, UM/UIM and insurance coverage as well as premises liability matters.
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Ian Kingsley represents premises owners and national manufacturing companies in toxic tort and product liability cases as well as workers’ compensation.
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Mr. Tenthoff 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 Vukson is a senior litigation associate concentrating 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.
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Virginia King’s unparalleled dedication to the needs of her clients sets her apart from other defense attorneys.  She understands each client is unique and deserves to be a top priority.  Her outstanding understanding of the intricacies of the defense of a case, from detailed initial investigation all the way through resolution of claims, has earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, one of Pennsylvania’s top 2.5% of young attorneys, for 3 consecutive years. 
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Mr. Cogbill brings non-traditional perspectives to his practice with degrees in biochemistry and economics, and experience living abroad in France and Senegal where he worked in international development and taught in multiple languages.
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Joel Feigenbaum is recognized for zealous representation of his clients and resourceful approach in achieving their goals.  Much of Joel’s practice focuses on investigating and assisting in the prosecution of insurance fraud and civil RICO claims on behalf of insurance carriers for false and exaggerated medical claims in state and federal courts.  He has counseled insurance companies in fraud investigations and litigated complex insurance fraud cases involving various medical disciplines, including acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedics, pain management, psychology, psychiatry and radiology.
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Lauren Glynn is an associate attorney with over six years of experience as a trial attorney. Mrs. Glynn concentrates her practice on automobile negligence defense, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, and law enforcement defense.
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Tyson Mott focuses his work on the defense of claims involving asbestos/toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, automotive negligence, and general liability.
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Jessica Smeriglio concentrates her practice on general liability, premises liability, auto negligence and asbestos/toxic tort 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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Brett Kier 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. Brett is recognized for his excellent research and writing skills and his ability to employ precise analysis and insight to tackle novel issues of law.
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Samantha Pullman 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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