- State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
He is recognized as a Massachusetts and New York local litigation star in the 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys.
In addition to his Boston office location, Mr. Goldblatt can also be reached in our Buffalo office at 716-853-8121.
With more than twenty-five years’ experience as a trial lawyer defending domestic and foreign manufacturers in a broad range of cases, Mr. Goldblatt concentrates his practice in products liability, toxic, and complex commercial and environmental cases, and counseling companies concerning the product-related regulations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other state and federal regulatory agencies.
Mr. Goldblatt is national coordinating counsel for several manufacturers, including manufacturers of chemical substances and compressed gas valves and tanks, and has defended products and tried cases to verdict in courts across the country.
Publications and Presentations
- Coauthor and Presenter, “Product Liability: Pitfalls for the Unwary,” Terralex Annual Meeting, October 9, 2004.
- Coauthor, “Early Case Evaluation in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation,” Product Safety & Liability Reporter, July 12, 2004.
- Coauthor (with Joseph Leghorn, A. Damien Puller, Jacob J. Herstek), "The Use of Epidemiology in Tort Litigation: A Survey of Federal and State Jurisdictions (First Circuit)," ABA Section of Litigation (S. Scharf, J.D., Ph.D., ed.), June 2003.
- Coauthor, “Early Evaluation of Toxic Tort Cases,” DRI, For The Defense, September 2000.
- Coauthor (with Clayton M. Peimer, M.D.), “Medical Malpractice: Perspective of the Physicians Team,” Chapter 62 in Orthopedic Surgery, The Essentials, 1999.
- Coauthor (with Eric L. Stone), “Consumer Product Safety Primer: An Industry Guide to the Regulatory System,” LRP Publications, 1998.
- Coauthor, “Making the Argument for Increased Use of In-House Experts to Defend Warnings Cases,” Product Safety & Liability Reporter, Volume 22, No. 1, January 7, 1994.
- Coauthor, “Consumer Product Reporting Requirements: New and Improved!” American Bar Association, The Brief, Vol. 22 No. 2, Winter 1993.
- Coauthor, “Ex Parte Interviews of Enterprise Employees,” DRI, For The Defense, Vol. 35, No. 2, February 1993. Originally presented at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Ethical Considerations in Product Liability Litigation, August 12, 1992.
- Coauthor, “A Cost-Effective Approach to Defending Products Liability Litigation,” DRI, For The Defense, October 1992.
- Coauthor, “Consumer Product Reporting Requirements: The CPSC’s Final Interpretive Rules for Section 37 and Amended Section 15(b),” BNA, Product Liability & Safety Reporter, Vol. 20 No. 34 (p. 954), August 28, 1992.
- Coauthor and lecturer, “Cost Effectiveness in Product Liability Litigation,” presented at the New York State Bar Association Fall 1991 Complex Product Liability Seminar.
- Commentator and coauthor, “Products Liability: 1990 Survey,” American Bar Association Torts and Insurance Law Journal, Vol XXVI, No. 2, Winter 1991.
- Commentator and coauthor, “Products Liability: 1989 Survey,” American Bar Association Torts and Insurance Law Journal, Vol XXV, No. 2, Winter 1990.
- Coauthor and lecturer, “Recent Developments in the Crashworthiness Action, Litigation Trends for the 1990’s and Beyond,” Practising Law Institute, Crashworthiness Litigation Seminar in New York City and San Francisco, October 1989.
- Coauthor, “Complex Product Liability: Proving and Defending the Product Liability Case in the 1990’s,” presented at the New York State Bar Association 1989 Product Liability Seminar in New York, Syracuse, and Buffalo.
- Commentator and coauthor, “Products Liability: 1988 Survey,” American Bar Association Torts and Insurance Law Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Winter 1989.
- Coauthor and lecturer, “Tort Reform and Product Liability Statutes of Repose,” presented at the 1988 Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association, TIPS, Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law Committee.
- Coauthor, “Initial Client Interview—The Defendant,” “Defenses to Product Liability Actions,” and “Punitive Damage Claims,” chapters 2, 15, and 23, respectively, in Matthew Bender, Product Liability Practice Guide, 1988.
- Coauthor, “Litigating the Warning Case in New York: Implications for Defense Strategy,” Complex Product Liability, CLE, 1988.
- Coauthor, “Litigating the ‘Adequacy’ of Product Warnings and Instructions: The Defense Perspective,” Southern Methodist University’s Seventh Annual Symposium on Products Liability, 1986.
- Speaker, Mealey’s Toxic Tort Seminar, 1999, 2000.
- Speaker, American Law Institute-American Bar Association Annual Product Liability Seminar, August 2000.
- Program Co-Chair, “Failure to Warn: Product Warnings, Instructions and User Information,” sponsored by the American Bar Association, September 19–20, 1996, Washington, DC, and January 20–21, 1994, Washington, DC.
- Program Co-Chair, “Consumer Safety and Industry Compliance with the New Reporting Requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Commission: A Blueprint for Cooperation in the 90’s,” co-sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Bar Association, November 12–13, 1992 (San Diego, CA), January 28-29, 1993 (Washington, D.C.)
- Earning Their Keep: Plenty of apps promise to help lawyers work smarter. Which ones actually deliver?
The American Lawyer | October 1, 2012
Boston Products partner Sam Goldblatt and Rochester Global Business & Transactions counsel Jeremy Wolk are both included in this tech column discussing apps for mobile devices and tablets that are specifically designed for legal matters.
- The Eureka Moment
Law Technology News | August 1, 2012
Boston and Buffalo products partner Sam Goldblatt provides commentary in this cover story on how six “Big Law” firms have embraced legal project management.
- Tracking Legal Costs with Task Codes: Different firms take different approaches
Of Counsel | June 1, 2012
Boston and Buffalo Products partner Sam Goldblatt provides commentary in this article that discusses the Uniform Task-Based Management System (UTBMS), which tracks the time spent on particular programs and tasks.