Retail & Restaurant Defense

As a restaurant owner or retailer, you know the risk that slips, trips, falls, or parking lot incidents can impose on business operations. Our retail and restaurant defense practice team has the expertise to vigorously defend regional and national clients in the retail and hospitality industries, including grocery stores, restaurants, retailers, and hotels.

We work diligently to provide cost-effective representation while minimizing liability exposure and maintaining the client’s reputation. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the unique challenges inherent in operating a retail store, restaurant, or hotel. We have the extensive risk management expertise to advise clients to reach the best outcome in defending their case.

Retail & Restaurant Defense

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
Jeffrey E. Tenthoff
Jeffrey E. Tenthoff
Lauren Glynn
Lauren Glynn
Tyson Mott
Tyson Mott
Thomas J. Giardina
Thomas J. Giardina
Jessica Smeriglio
Jessica Smeriglio
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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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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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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