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Samuel Goldblatt



Sam Goldblatt is a trial lawyer with more than 35 years of courtroom experience in commercial and personal injury cases around the country.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on advocacy, advice and cost recovery for clients seeking solutions for problems arising from commercial and consumer use and handling of products, including product liability, toxic tort, civil conspiracy and breach of warranty claims, cases and disputes among businesses, individuals and governmental agencies. My current work is for several manufacturers of compressed gas valves and tanks. My past body of work has involved a variety of products from fuel tanks and other parts of heavy and medium duty trucks to chemicals, toys and children’s products.

What do you see on the horizon?

Continued threats to our civil justice system, particularly the use of jury trials, due in part to rote reliance on protracted and unnecessary discovery proceedings, resulting in long delays in bringing cases to trial. Effective advocacy in today’s environment requires knowing what evidence is necessary and sufficient and what strategy is best designed to bring cases to resolution quickly while persuading jurors, judges, mediators and arbitrators that the client is on the right side of the issue—that knowledge only comes from real world experience.

Representative Engagements

  • Currently defending multiple personal injury and property damage cases against a compressed gas product maker
  • Defended a compressed gas product manufacturer in multiple wrongful death and personal injury actions arising from a propane explosion in Massachusetts
  • Defended a compressed gas product manufacturer in multiple wrongful death and personal injury actions arising from a propane explosion in Pennsylvania
  • Defended a component manufacturer in a class action in the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana involving a half million products
  • Defended a Fortune 100 manufacturer in more than 50 lawsuits seeking money damages for alleged participation in an industry-wide conspiracy to keep secret the health effects of an alleged carcinogen
  • Defended a coatings manufacturer in a breach of contract and fraud action in the District Court of Massachusetts seeking money damages for alleged unlawful termination of a licensing, supply and market development agreement

Publications and Presentations

Sam has published more than two dozen articles in various bar association and other journals, including a handbook on the regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and presented on various trial-related topics at legal industry conferences.

Contact

Samuel Goldblatt

Senior Counsel

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1131


Fax: 866-283-1388

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D.

Massachusetts

Illinois

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

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Sam was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants and Product Liability Litigation—Defendants. Sam has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2012, and was named 2017 Product Liability Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Boston, MA.

The BTI Consulting Group, Inc., has named Boston trial lawyer Samuel Goldblatt as a 2017 Client Service All-Star. Sam has also been recognized as a Massachusetts and New York local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, since its 2013 edition.

Member of the Massachusetts and New York State bar associations; the Product Liability Advisory Council; the Editorial Board of BNA’s Product Liability and Safety Reporter; the Defense Research Institute; and the International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers (2d ed.). Sam is also the past chair of the American Bar Association, TIPS Section, Product Liability Committee, and co-chair of the Warnings Subcommittee of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Product Liability Committee. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.

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