Evan Goldman

Evan L. Goldman

Hackensack, New Jersey, Civil Litigation Attorneys Serving Businesses and Individuals


Location: Hackensack, New Jersey

Phone: 201-488-2600

Fax: 201-488-5059

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New Jersey Super Lawyer, Personal Injury (listed in 2007- 2017)

*Bergen Top Lawyers (2011 – 2013)

Evan L. Goldman, Esq. has been practicing law since 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers with High Distinction in Economics and his Law Degree from the University Maryland School of Law. Following Law school he clerked for the Hon. Marshall Selikoff, J.S.C. who at that time was both the Assignment Judge and Presiding Judge Civil in Monmouth County.

For most of the past 35 years, he has represented both individuals and businesses in all areas of civil litigation. During the past 20 years he has narrowed his practice to representing individuals in Employment Matters and in other areas of Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts here in New Jersey. To date, he has tried to conclusion over 125 Jury Trials and has been involved in thousands more.

He has lectured extensively in the area of Employment Law and Insurance Coverage Law and has also published both articles and Op Ed. articles in these legal areas. Currently he is Co-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the New Jersey Association for Justice, , an Executive Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association New Jersey, and a member of the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also a member of both the Middlesex County Bar Association and Bergen County Bar Association. Formerly he was also a Registered Player Agent for the National Basketball Association. Evan has also been retained as an expert in numerous legal malpractice cases.

Many of his cases have resulted in either multimillion dollar settlements or verdicts and, in cases that have been appealed to the Appellate Division or Supreme Court, he has made new law in the State of New Jersey in several areas of law. Evan has also been called on to testify on Employment Legislation before the NJ State Senate and Assembly.

Evan also has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, a certification which establishes that he has been able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. To date only approximately 2.5% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey hold that designation.

In his spare time, Evan is an avid cyclist, usually logging over 5000 miles a year on his road bike.  In addition, each year, he rides 190 miles over a two day period  in Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  The Ride, the Pan Mass Challenge has to date raised almost one half billion dollars, all of it going for cancer research.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mold Litigation
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation pertaining to enforceability of Non-compete Clauses
  • Drafting of Employment Contracts
  • Negotiation of Severance Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007, recertified in 2012

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1979
  • S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. – 1979
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. with High Distinction in Economics – 1976
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • The Credentialed Expert as an Ineffective Witness, Matthew Bender Series on Medical Malpractice, 1998
  • The Real Victims of Tort Reform (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, December, 2004
  • Bad Faith Litigation: The Next Frontier (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, August, 2005
  • Fee Shifting, The Great Leveler (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, March, 2007
  • A Solution Without a Problem (Commentary), New Jersey Law Journal, November 2014

Representative Cases


  • Skills and Methods, Ethics, 1985 – 1990
  • Presenter: Bad Faith Litigation in New Jersey, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: How to Hold Insurance Companies Responsible for their Bad Faith, ATLA, 2005
  • Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk North, ATLA-NJ, 2007
  • Panel Chair: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk Seminar, ATLA-NJ, 2008
  • Co-Chair: Employment Law Seminar at Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2009 – 2010
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Meadowlands North, NJAJ, 2010
  • Speaker: Middlesex County Bar Association: “Third Party Bad Faith”, 2011
  • Speaker: Litigation at Sunrise: “Bad Faith in UM and UIM Cases” Meadowlands Seminar, NJAJ, 2011, 2011
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJAJ, 2008 – 2012
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk North, NJAJ, 2008 – 2012
  • Speaker:Essex County Bar Association:”Ethics and Social Media”, June 2012
  • Panelist: NELA-NJ Annual Conference(co sponsored by NJICLE), October, 2012
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJAJ 2012-2016
  • Co-Chair/Presenter: Employment Seminar at Boardwalk North, NJAJ 2012-2016
  • Speaker: NELA-NJ Seminar October, 2015.
  • Speaker:  Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, Moderator:  Employment Law:  Trial Workshop-Advanced Trial Techniques 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee for Middlesex County, Secretary, 1985 – 1992; Member, 1992 – 1996
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey, 1995 – Present, Member
  • Bad Faith Subcommittee, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ), Co-Chair, 2004 – Present
  • Board of Governors, NJAJ (formerly ATLA-NJ), Member
  • Co Chair, Employment Law Section, NJAJ (formerly ATLA – NJ)
  • Civil Practice Committee Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Member, 1980 – Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • NELA, New Jersey, Executive Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Marshall S. Selikoff, Acting Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, Law Secretary, 1979 – 1980

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