The Goldberg Law Firm Co., LPA

The Goldberg Law Firm Co., LPA

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Meet Steven M. Goldberg.

He knows how to help you.

Sometimes the things we need the most can hurt us. A diagnosis about our health that turns terribly wrong. A drug prescribed to help that harms us instead. Treatment that intends to heal but causes pain and suffering due to negligence. A quality of life tragically disrupted by an avoidable accident. A workplace designed for productive jobs that may cause cancer. Products designed to make life easier but instead jeopardize our safety.

Steven M. Goldberg knows what to do when your hurt needs healing.

Yes, he’s an attorney – one of the top-rated personal injury lawyers in the nation. So, you’ve come to the right place if you’re seeking justice or compensation for the way you’ve been treated. No one is more successful than Steven at righting the wrongs of those harmed by the wrongful conduct of others.

But, Steven is more than an accomplished attorney who’s dedicated to fighting for you. He’s an authority on the intricacies of health and well-being – your health and your well-being – in a time of fast-changing institutional medicine, medical science, treatment, drugs and risks in our turbulent world. He’s your advocate for justice, your clear voice in a noisy world, your scout through a complex system of justice.

More than just a lawyer, Steven Goldberg is a man of parts: family man, father, friend, fighter, medical authority, courtroom super-hero. He knows what to do when your hurt needs healing.


Accomplished and relentless, a ‘top-rated’ lawyer who gets multi-million dollar results.

Expertise. Steven M. Goldberg has successfully obtained several multi-million dollar results in a wide variety of cases, involving medical and hospital malpractice, asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits, pharmaceutical drug litigation, and catastrophic personal injury claims. He has participated in high profile pharmaceutical cases including Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, Gadolinium, hip and knee implants and Zyprexa.

One of ‘Cleveland’s Top Rated Lawyers.’ Recognized as a “Top-Rated Lawyer” in Cleveland, Ohio in the 2013 and 2014 editions of “Cleveland’s Legal Leaders,” published in The Plain Dealer and The Wall Street Journal.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Named to the list of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a professional association comprised of America’s most accomplished trial lawyers.

AV® Preeminent™ rating. Earned and maintains AV® Preeminent™ rating (5.0/5.0) from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®. Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S.

Licenses. Licensed to practice law in the Ohio Supreme Court and all Ohio state courts, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts (Ohio), U.S. District of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Claims.

Memberships. Member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and Mahoning County Bar Association. Member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association.

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Our team

Since 1989, Steven M. Goldberg and associated attorneys have been building a reputation throughout Ohio for providing passionate personal injury representation and pursuing the maximum compensation you may be entitled to under the law. Learn more about how we work for you.


Laurel A. Matthews, MD, JD

Dr. Laurel A. Matthews, special counsel to the firm, is both an attorney and a licensed physician trained in general, vascular, thoracic and transplantation surgery. Our clients benefit from her extensive medical knowledge and her ongoing practice as an emergency room doctor. Laurel’s extensive civil trial experience speaks for itself. She has successfully represented plaintiffs in both state and federal courts on a wide variety of matters. She has successfully obtained several multi-million dollar results in settlements and verdicts.

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Karl E. Novak

Karl E. Novak, special counsel to the firm, is a member of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina. Karl is an aggressive trial lawyer specializing in asbestos, products liability, and complex litigation nationwide. He has gained a reputation winning multi-million dollar results in settlements and verdicts. Karl works closely with the firm as associated counsel, and our clients benefit from his national reputation in prosecuting mesothelioma cases.

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