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Richard Godshall

Richard Godshall

Ostroff Injury Law
  • Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Rich is a tenacious advocate for his clients. He’s not afraid to stand up and fight for his clients, especially when they are being wronged.
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Summary

Rich Godshall is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, unsafe conditions and defective products. Rich comes to Ostroff Law with over ten years as a defense attorney and partner in a nationally recognized firm. He has extensive trial experience, including jury selection, lay and expert preparation, and cross-examination. He is also skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods, including meditations and binding arbitrations. His cases have totaled about $100M in settlements and verdicts. In joining Ostroff Law, Rich brings his firsthand knowledge of defendants and their insurance companies to the representation of injury victims. His unique understanding of how insurance companies evaluate cases allows him to ensure that each of his clients receives a fair settlement. Rich graduated from LaSalle University in 2001 and received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University Law School in 2004 where he achieved Dean’s List status and was awarded the Barrister Award for outstanding trial advocacy. Richard is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, state and federal courts. Rich has lectured and authored articles on numerous topics including punitive damages, surveillance law, liability of owners and general contractors in third party personal injury cases, and contract indemnity risk in construction projects. Rich is also a contributing editor to the “LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Personal Injury Litigation” (2012 Edition, LexisNexis Matthew Bender). Rich is a former Chairperson of the Construction Worksite Injury Subcommittee for the Defense Research Institute (DRI), a leading organization of defense attorneys with over 22,000 members.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Ostroff Injury Law
- Current
Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
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Senior Associate
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
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Attorney
Billet & Connor, PC
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Education
Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. (2004)
LaSalle University
B.S. (2001)
Awards
Lawyer Rating 10/10
Justia Inc
Selected by Super Lawyers magazine as a 2018 Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Barrister Award for outstanding trial advocacy
Barrister Award
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 93467
Member
Current
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Member
- Current
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee
Subcommittee Chairperson
- Current
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee
Subcommittee Member
- Current
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Member
- Current
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Member
- Current
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Member
- Current
New Jersey State Bar # 022562004
Member
- Current
Philadelphia Futures
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What to Do if a Car Crash Aggravated a Preexisting Injury
Ostroff Law
PA Truck Accident Injuries
Ostroff Law
Car Accident Lawyers
Ostroff Law
Social Media
Contact & Map
Ostroff Injury Law
518 E. Township Line Road, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
USA
Toll-Free: (484) 351-0350
Philadelphia
One Liberty Place
1650 Market St, Suite 5150
Philadelphia, PA 19103
USA
Telephone: (215) 586-5310
New Jersey
1101 N Kings Highway Suite 209
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
USA
Telephone: (856) 249-2110