Ira H. Goldfarb is the senior partner and trial attorney at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green. Mr. Goldfarb focuses on catastrophic personal injury cases, handling a wide range of cases including construction site accidents, products liability, wrongful death, premises liability, and motor vehicle cases. As a seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Goldfarb brings a vast amount of diverse experience to the courtroom. Mr. Goldfarb started his career as a prosecutor when he was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, serving as an assistant in the Office of the Special Prosecutor Investigating Corruption in the Criminal Justice System, from 1978-1982. He then entered private practice specializing as a trial attorney in a diverse array of cases including plaintiffs personal injury, negligence, insurance coverage, matrimonial and criminal defense matters.
Mr. Goldfarb joined the firm as partner in 1989. Since that time, he has won many precedent setting cases at the trial and appellate level which have been published in the Official New York State Court reports and the New York State Jury Verdict Reporter. Recently, he obtained a 2.65 million dollar verdict for a construction worker who plunged down a elevator shaft at a construction site, a 2.1 million dollar verdict for a sanitation worker who tripped over a defective metal plate on a city sidewalk, and a 5 million dollar verdict for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident. During his time at Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C., Mr. Goldfarb has tried or settled over 50 cases whose value exceeded one millions dollars.
Mr. Goldfarb believes that scrupulous attention to detail, quick action, and thinking "outside the box" are the keys to maximizing the value of a clients case.
Mr. Goldfarb is dedicated to ensuring that each client is provided with personal attention and that each case is properly investigated in order to discover all possible defendants, all possible avenues of recovery, and all available insurance coverage, so that his clients will receive the maximum possible recovery.
Mr. Goldfarb graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975, with a BA in Economics. He received his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1978, graduating with awards in Appellate and Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Goldfarb is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.