Richard Goldstein

Richard Goldstein

Managing Partner
East Orange, New Jersey

Richard Goldstein is the founding partner of the law firm and focuses his practice on Personal Injury Litigation. Richard graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, with a B.S. in Economics. He majored in accounting. Richard attended law school at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1978. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978, the New York Bar in 1979 and the New Jersey Bar in 1988. From 1979 through 1983, Richard was counsel to the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in New York City, where he successfully represented hundreds of New York City Police Officers in a variety of legal matters. Thereafter, Richard became a partner in the Law Firm of Weicholz, Peters and Goldstein in New York City where he practiced personal injury law. In the mid-nineties Richard opened his current office in East Orange, New Jersey where he has been practicing personal injury law ever since. Richard is on the Board of Directors of the Family Service Organization of Essex County and is on the District Fee Arbitration Committee. Richard's son, Michael, recently joined his firm after clerking for the Honorable William Wertheimer, J.S.C. in Union County and working for the law firm of Coughlin Duffy in Morristown.

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Personal Injury
  • 5% Criminal
  • 5% Family
  • 5% Business
  • Drug Violations
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Police Misconduct
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Affirmative Action-Employee
  • Americans with Disabilities Act- Employee
  • Employee Rights-Employee
  • Employment Discrimination-Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Sexual Harassment- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination-Employee
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Sports
  • Defamation & Privacy- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage - Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall
  • Railroad Accidents- Plaintiff
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • New York, 1979
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988


  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc, Counsel, 1979 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member Family Service Organization of Essex County, 2008 - Present
  • Fee Arbitration Committee, 2010 - Present


  • Zeta Beta Tau