Jay Goldberg, P.C.
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177-2099
Jay Goldberg is a graduate
of the Harvard Law School
and was elected to Phi
Beta Kappa, receiving
his college degree magna
He was acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Special Attorney and Counselor to the United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., and an Assistant District Attorney, New York County.
He has been a past lecturer on trial advocacy at the Harvard Law School.
He is the author of three books: Preparation
and Trial of Criminal Cases within the Second
5 stars); Preparation
and Trial of A Federal Criminal Case, (2010); and, Techniques in the Defense of a Federal Criminal Case, (2012).
On September 22, 2011, a tribute was paid to him on the recommendation of a Member of Congress for his dedication and study of the principles of the Constitution. It may be found at: c-spanvideo.org/program/301705-1 (at
In reviewing the 2009 book, Justice Arthur Lonschein, Justice
of the Supreme Court, NYS wrote: Jay Goldberg “holds the distinction
of being one of the most skilled, if not the most skilled, trial lawyers
in the United States.” (Review
Judge Jack Weinstein (E.D.N.Y.) wrote that he “believes [the 2009 book] will prove to be invaluable to both the Bench and Bar and it is the
next best thing to seeing you in action.” (Note to author.)
Richard Levitt, a prominent lawyer in reviewing one of Goldberg's books, wrote that Mr. Goldberg is “the finest litigator of this or any other generation.” (Review
Frederick Hafetz, former Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office S.D.N.Y., on the eve of his award from the Criminal Bar Association, wrote: “I consider you to have the best killer trial skills I have ever seen in my 47 years of practice, and I have worked with the best, courtroom presence, capturing the jury’s attention through devastating cross and summations that have jurors on the edge of their seats.”
In a poll conducted by a New York magazine, selected lawyers
and judges were asked to answer this question: “Who Are Manhattan's
Most Powerful, Talented, and Fearsome Prosecutors and Defenders?” The
survey resulted in this statement:
“Goldberg is a lawyer's lawyer,
a defense attorney whom colleagues and prosecutors alike cite as exemplary
of the mix of qualities that make a lawyer effective.”
The consensus, as reported in the survey, was that:
“Goldberg is the best trial lawyer in town.”
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