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Frederick B. Goldsmith

Frederick B. Goldsmith

Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, LLC
  • Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia
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Based in Pittsburgh, PA, our attorneys represent people and their families in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio who have been seriously injured or killed in accidents. We know what you are going through. We know how to win. Let us help you.

We are:

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Admiralty & Maritime / Jones Act / River Accident Lawyers

We are experienced lawyers in towboat accidents, barge accidents, drownings, pleasure boat accidents, passenger boat accidents, and cruise line and excursion boat accidents. We handle cases on rivers, lakes, and oceans in admiralty and maritime lawsuits under the federal Jones Act for negligence, under the general maritime law for unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure. We represent, among others, deckhands, captains, and pilots and their families.

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Railroad / FELA Accident Lawyers

On the railroads in FELA (Federal Employers' Liability Act) claims, railroad track crossing collisions and accidents, and train derailments. We represent, among others, locomotive engineers, conductors, brakemen, signalmen, yardmasters, maintenance of way workers, and trainmen and their families.

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

On and off the road in street bike / motorcycle accidents and dirt bike accidents, and also in scooter, Vespa, ATV, four-wheeler, or quad accidents. Attorney Fred Goldsmith rides both street motorcycles and dirt bikes and knows the hazards riders face.

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Oilfield and Gas Drilling Rig Accident Lawyers

We know the hazardous work roughnecks, roustabouts, drillers, toolpushers and other rig hands perform and the dangers on oil and gas drilling rigs, including on the Marcellus Shale. We understand oil and gas drilling rigs, operations, and terminology.

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Personal Injury / Wrongful Death / Product Liability Lawyers

We represent people in serious personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, such as automobile accidents, industrial accidents, mining accidents. When the cause of an injury or death is a defective product, we are experienced in researching the product and working with the right experts to investigate the product and how it may have been defectively marketed, designed, or manufactured.

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Contingent Fee Commercial Litigation & Consumer Protection Lawyers

Individuals and companies, particularly in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, may be interested in our attorneys' willingness to accept contingent fee commercial litigation lawsuits. We represent plaintiffs in breach of contract, business torts (such as tortious interference with contract), and large judgment collection lawsuits. Our lawyers also represent individuals in consumer protection lawsuits involving defective products, violations of state unfair or deceptive trade practices acts, and federal antitrust laws.

Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Lawyers

We represent insurance policy holders in insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits and individuals and small companies in business formation and contract negotiation. Fred Goldsmith has been asked to speak at seminars on the enforceability of indemnity and insurance clauses in contracts.

Practice Areas
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Railroad - FELA
  • Oilfield - Drilling Rig Injuries
  • Motorcycle Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
West Virginia
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, LLC
- Current
Blumling & Gusky, LLP
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Chair, Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group
Burns, White & Hickton, LLC
Vice President & General Counsel
The Great Lakes Towing Company
Frederick B. Goldsmith, Attorney at Law
Admiralty & Maritime, Personal Injury Practice
Senior Asociate
Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown, LLP
Admiralty & Maritime, Personal Injury Defense Practice
Associate Attorney
Bell & Murphy, PC
Admiralty & Maritime, Onshore & Offshore Oilfield Personal Injury, Product Liability
Law Clerk
Hon. Howell Cobb, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Texas
Tulane University School of Law
Tulane University
B.A. | History
2006-2008, 2017, 2018
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Professional Associations
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Appointed Member, Local Rules Advisory Committee
- Current
West Virginia Association for Justice
- Current
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Member, Legal Committee
- Current
Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, Court Rules Committee
- Current
Court Rules Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association
- Current
Maritime Law Associaton of the United States
Proctor Member
- Current
Federal Court Section, Allegheny County Bar Association
Proctor Member
Maritime Law Association of the United States
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Contact & Map
247 Fort Pitt Blvd
5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Toll-Free: (877) 404-6529
Telephone: (412) 281-4340