PAJ To Honor Richard Golomb For Distinguished Service

Trial attorney Richard M. Golomb is set to receive an award for Distinguished Service from the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) at its Presidents’ Club Reception in Philadelphia on October 22. The reception will take place at R2L Restaurant from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. and is one of many events that have been schedules during the PAJ’s fall member meetings in Philadelphia.

Mr. Golomb is the founding partner and managing shareholder of Philadelphia class action law firm Golomb LegalHe has served on the PAJ’s Board of Governors and is the former president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA). In addition, he has received several honors for his work with the PAJ, including the “Distinguished Service Award” and the “Citation of Excellence” award for his pro bono service representing families affected by the September 11 tragedy. He has held a number of other leadership positions with the American Association for Justice.

According to the President of the PAJ, Golomb was selected for this award for his part in advancing legislation in Harrisburg on behalf of motorists in Pennsylvania, as well as for his national efforts to protect the rights of injured people.

"I am delighted to present this award to our colleague and friend, Richard Golomb, who has worked tirelessly for plaintiffs' rights," Conboy said. "In a time when trial lawyers are doing all we can just to prevent further erosion of the civil justice system, Richard has utilized his political acumen, legal knowledge and influence to initiate meaningful reform of Pennsylvania automobile insurance law. In addition, when President Obama's Health Care legislation was evolving, Richard was instrumental in insuring that the final bill did not compromise the rights of injured victims."

Past PAJ President Jim Ronca said Richard has been instrumental in fundraising and in championing the causes trial lawyers stand for both in the state capital and in Washington. "He has cultivated irreplaceable relationships with congressional leaders, and strengthened AAJ's financial resources." said Ronca. "We have all experienced Richard's tireless dedication during dinner engagements or meetings where he was interrupted by Senate and House leaders requesting his personal input."

PAJ's Legislative Counsel Mark Phenicie called Golomb "a leader on behalf of injured victims in many different fields and practices," adding that "he was an outstanding president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers." Phenicie said Richard's most notable contribution to trial lawyers remains the information he brings to other lawyers about the political and legal landscape from Washington. "His keen insight has been invaluable in helping other attorneys make decisions on when and who to support."

Mr. Golomb is also credited with planting the seeds for auto insurance reform in 2000. "Richard was the pioneer in trying to change full tort to plain English on auto insurance policies," Kovler said. "It was Richard's idea to create a menu of coverages to facilitate consumer choice. "Richard Golomb has raised the consciousness levels of our organizations and encouraged leadership to take a proactive role."