Brian S. Goldenberg

Associate

  • location icon Miami, FL
    2 Alhambra Plaza
    Suite 1110
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

Brian Goldenberg is an associate in the Miami office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Appellate and General Liability Practices. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, he worked at a civil litigation firm in Miami, where his practice focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and construction litigation.

While in law school, Mr. Goldenberg was Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review and served as Vice President of the Moot Court Board. Additionally, he served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and for the Hon. Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school, Mr. Goldenberg also worked as a research assistant for three law professors, and he was a member of the University of Miami's Federal Appellate Clinic, where he researched and drafted appellate briefs for indigent criminal defendants.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Admissions

Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Associations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Executive Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • Vice President, University of Miami Moot Court Board
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society
  • Order of Barristers
  • Order of the Coif
  • Jack Ankus, JD '58, Memorial Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in: Trusts & Estates Essentials; Substantive Criminal Law; and Mastering Summary Judgment
  • Dean's Certificates of Achievement in: Substantive Criminal Law; Administrative Law; Constitutional Law I; Torts; Legal Communication and Research I
  • Litigation Skills Awards: Honors in Pretrial class; Honors in Trial class; and Litigation Skills Faculty Award & Scholarship

Education

University of Miami

Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 2016

Louisiana State University

Master of Arts, 2013

Rollins College

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Representative Matters

  • Sisson v. Titan Florida, LLC, et al., No. 2019CA009291AXX, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, (Dec. 22, 2020) (awarding sanctions against Plaintiff for fraud on the court, which included: dismissing with prejudice Plaintiff’s claims for past, present, and future non-economic damages; imposing monetary sanctions; and reserving jurisdiction to give an adverse jury instruction at trial), reconsideration granted (May 18, 2021) (dismissing Plaintiff’s remaining claims with prejudice for fraud on the court).
  • Echevarria v. Taco Bell of Am., LLC, No. 20-cv-22810, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180253 (S.D. Fla. Sep. 30, 2020), dismissed with prejudice, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203874 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 29, 2020).  In an alleged chemical-exposure case, secured dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim, which subsequently resulted in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing her claims with prejudice.
  • Echevarria v. Taco Bell of Am., LLC, No. 20-cv-22810, 2020 WL 5228129, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160503 (S.D. Fla. Sep. 2, 2020).  In an alleged chemical-exposure case, successfully defeated plaintiff’s motion to remand to Florida state court where the parties disputed the alleged amount in controversy for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a).
  • Schmidt v. Wash. Newspaper Publ’g Co., LLC, No. 20-cv-00830-BAS-NLS, 2020 WL 3487806, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112787 (S.D. Cal. June 26, 2020).  In an alleged defamation action brought against a D.C.-based newspaper and website publisher by a California-based plaintiff, secured a final order dismissing the action with prejudice after previously having defeated the same plaintiff’s prior lawsuits on the same alleged defamation claims in Florida federal court and Delaware state court.
  • Schmidt v. Wash. Newspaper Publ’g Co., No. N19C-03-262 CLS, 2019 WL 4785560, 2019 Del. Super. LEXIS 473 (Del. Super. Ct. Sept. 30, 2019), partial reconsideration granted, 2019 WL 7000039, 2019 Del. Super. LEXIS 665 (Del. Super. Ct. Dec. 20, 2019).  In an alleged defamation action brought against a D.C.-based newspaper and website publisher by a California-based plaintiff, secured a final order dismissing the action with prejudice on statute-of-limitations grounds and, alternatively, dismissing the action for forum non conveniens.
  • Schmidt v. Wash. Newspaper Publ’g Co., No. 18-80614-CIV, Docket Entry 53 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 4, 2018), reconsideration denied, 2018 WL 6422705, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208091 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 6, 2018).  In an alleged defamation action brought against a D.C.-based newspaper and website publisher by a California-based plaintiff, secured an order dismissing the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Amerisure Ins. Co. v. Auchter Co., No. 3:16-cv-407, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154949 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 27, 2018), reconsideration denied, 2019 WL 632297, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25135 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2019).  In an action seeking a determination of the coverage afforded under a general contractor’s CGL insurance policies, obtained an order granting partial summary judgment and holding that, under Florida and Georgia law, the policies covered $5 million of costs associated with repairing and replacing a defective window system based on a factual finding that remediation of the window system was necessary to stop ongoing water damage to tenant improvements.
  • Bicz v. Colliers Int’l of Detroit LLC, 2018 WL 7247442, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 226557 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 17, 2018).  In a commercial dispute involving allegations of fraud, obtained dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim and for constituting an improper “shotgun” pleading.
  • Arch Ins. Co. v. Auchter Co., No. 2015-CA-005022, Fourth Judicial Circuit in and for Duval County, Florida, (Mar. 27, 2017).  In a contract dispute between a general contractor and surety, obtained final summary judgment on indemnity claims, entitling client to recovery in excess of $25 million.
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