Thomas Segalla

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Thomas Segalla 

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Founding Partner

Goldberg Segalla


Thomas Segalla is a nationally recognized authority on bad faith, reinsurance, and insurance, an ARIAS Board-Certified Arbitrator and mediator, and a founding partner of the firm. He has been retained as counsel and as a consultant by numerous major insurance carriers and policyholders in more than 35 jurisdictions nationally and internationally, and has served as an expert witness in more than 100bad faith, coverage, and extracontractual cases across the country. His active practice focuses on the defense and insurance coverage aspects of matters involving bad faith; construction site personal injury accidents (Labor Law §§ 200, 240(1) and 241(6)); toxic tort and environmental issues; and extracontractual, product liability, professional liability and railroad litigation. He also has experience representing and advising life science, pharmaceutical, and medical device industry clients.

Tom is the co-author of the renowned insurance law treatise Couch on Insurance 3d, and he has published and lectured extensively for many professional organizations. As a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), he is currently Chair of the organization’s Publications Board and has previously served as Chair of DRI’s Insurance Law Committee, Chair of its Law Institute, and a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, he is integrally involved in the relationship between the insurance industry and defense counsel. Tom is the immediate-past President of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an organization which brings together the top insurance lawyers in the U.S. and Canada to focus on the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of disputes between policyholders and insurers over insurance coverage as well as extracontractual damages. Recently, Best Lawyers in America named him Buffalo Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the Defense Association of New York (DANY) presented Tom with its 2014 James S. Conway Award for Outstanding Service to the Defense Community.

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Goldberg Segalla

665 Main Street Suite 400

Buffalo, NY 14203





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