Hon. Gloria Goldstein (Ret.)

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Hon. Gloria Goldstein (Ret.) was a member of the New York State Judiciary for a period of 29 years. During that time, she served with distinction in the Civil Court, Supreme Court, and, for the past 14 years (through December, 2007), as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. She enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a hard-working, well-prepared, and eminently impartial jurist. Justice Goldstein offers each of these qualities, along with her energy, intellect, and extensive experience, in resolving ADR proceedings of every nature and complexity.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Mediator in the Appellate Division, Second Department, Dispute Resolution Program. Mediates disputes involving every aspect of civil litigation
  • While serving as an Associate Appellate Division Justice, was involved in the adjudication of approximately 13,000 appeals from the trial courts of ten counties
  • On the Trial Bench for 15 years, she earned a well-deserved reputation for a singular ability to successfully achieve resolutions in trial-ready as well as non-trial-ready proceedings
  • As a practicing attorney for 23 years, she was actively engaged in the resolution and trial of commercial and personal injury actions
  • Chair, New York State Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System, 2005-2007

Representative Matters

Significant cases on which Justice Goldstein has written include the following:
  • Leighton v. City of New York, 39 AD3d 84 (February 20, 2007). (Whether a cause of action exists for injuries sustained by a non-viable fetus in utero as a result of alleged malpractice and wrongdoing where the infant was thereafter born alive.)
  • Castillo v. 711 Group, Inc., 41 AD3 77 (April 17, 2007), affd. by Ct. of Appeals, 2 No. 74, SSM42 (February 12, 2008). (Whether a “grave injury” was sustained by plaintiff in an underlying products liability action and in the context of a dismissal motion made by the third-party defendant, plaintiff’s employer.)
  • Kitson & Kitson v. City of Yonkers, et al., 10 AD3d 21 (June 1, 2004). (Resolution relating to competing claims of multiple creditors against the proceeds of a debtor’s settlement received in a federal civil rights action between a municipality and debtor.)
  • Dalessio v. Kressler and Republic National Bank, 6 AD3d 57 (March 8, 2004). (Whether a party who alleges fraudulent inducement in the execution of a certified check is entitled to relief against a bank that authorizes payment of the said check after notice to the bank of a fraud claim.)
  • Melby v. Town of Brookhaven, 304 AD2d 33 (March 31, 2003). (Whether a Town or County can be held liable for failure to warn an injured party of a dangerous condition created by commercial fishermen on a navigable public waterway located within the Town’s or County’s territorial limits, with analysis of Navigation Law §2[4].)
  • Pierre v. Providence Washington Insurance Company, 286 AD2d 139 (October 1, 2005). (Whether the federally mandated “MCS-90” endorsement contained in a commercial motor vehicle liability insurance policy requires that coverage be afforded to the owner or operator of the tractor portion of the tractor-trailer where neither one was a named insured under a policy issued to the owner of the trailer.)

Background and Education

  • Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 1994-2007
  • Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1993-1994
  • Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Kings County, 1981-1992
  • Acting Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, 1980-1981
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1979-1980
  • Partner, Goldstein & Goldstein, P.C., 1956-1978
  • Graduated, magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1956 (placed “first” in graduating class); Editor of Law Review
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, 1953