Jeffrey L. Goldberg
For the past 45 years Mr. Goldberg has represented New York City Civil Service clients with pride. After receiving his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1974, Mr. Goldberg was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1975. Mr. Goldberg worked for the New York State Assembly Codes Committee and a major insurance company before joining a premiere Civil Service Law firm which represented the Uniform Fire Officers Association (UFAO). It was early in his tenure at this firm that Mr. Goldberg discovered the particular niche in which he developed a level of expertise unparalleled in New York City legal circles.
During his years of practice, Mr. Goldberg has honed his expertise in a wide variety of civil service disability claims and litigation in which he was able to obtain justice for hundreds of beleaguered New York City workers, primarily members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Fire Department (FDNY), New York City Department of Corrections (DOC/NYCD), New York City Emergency Medical Services (EMS), New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and other City and State agencies. Mr. Goldberg has represented clients in thousands of disability pension cases in both the initial disability pension application stage and in disability pension litigation, including both Article 78 Proceedings and appeals. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Goldberg assisted a large number of disabled first responders in obtaining the compensation they were entitled to and continues to aid those injured on 9/11 through WTC Pension Reclassification applications and litigation today.
Mr. McEnaney, after graduating from Hofstra Law School with honors in 2000, was admitted to the New York Bar in 2001, and began his legal career as an insurance defense litigator at Chesney & Murphy, LLP of Baldwin, New York. In that role, Mr. McEnaney litigated automobile and construction site accidents, premises liability cases, and medical malpractice cases.
Mr. McEnaney thereafter became General Counsel to a not-for-profit property and civil rights organization, defending its members from the overreaching and discriminatory enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances. In his dual capacity as General Counsel and Trial Attorney, Mr. McEnaney obtained several hundred dismissals of cases brought against individuals by local municipalities (at both the trial and appellate levels), and successfully prosecuted several Article 78 Proceedings petitioning the courts to overturn zoning board denials.
Returning to insurance defense litigation several years later as a partner of Corigliano, Geiger, Verrill, McEnaney & Brandwein, Mr. McEnaney resumed his defense of bodily injury lawsuits and claims while gaining an insider's perspective on insurance company claims handling procedures, insurance coverage analysis, effective settlement negotiation techniques, and the use and management of outside litigation counsel.
Mr. McEnaney thereafter accepted a position as General Counsel of Nouveau Elevator Industries, the largest privately held elevator company in the US, where he handled all of the day-to-day legal needs of that enterprise. In executing those responsibilities, he built and directed a team of over 60 outside defense litigators and personally conducted all settlement negotiations in the matters they handled, defending the company against the numerous high exposure construction and premises liability claims brought against it annually. His responsibilities included the negotiation and drafting of myriad seven to eight figure, complex construction and maintenance agreements between Nouveau and its private and municipal clients.
Leaving Nouveau to open his own general practice, Mr. McEnaney spent the next seven years providing a wide array of legal services to individual and business clients, including the negotiation and drafting of business agreements, and representation in personal injury and real estate litigation and transactions.
In 2018, Mr. McEnaney began working with Jeffrey L. Goldberg on civil service disability claims and litigation, and, in the process, became so enamored of disability pension work, and so appalled at the treatment so many disability pension applicants had received from the City, that he joined with Mr. Goldberg in focusing exclusively in this highly complicated, but immensely rewarding, area of practice.