Brian R. Goldstein is a senior associate in the Miami office of Roig Lawyers. Brian concentrates his practice in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) litigation.
Brian manages a portfolio of PIP defense cases filed in various jurisdictions throughout Florida. He also conducts legal research, takes and defends lay and expert witness depositions, examinations under oath and unsworn statements. Brian is responsible for drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, stipulation agreements, general releases, proposals for settlement and discovery documents. He is responsible for attending various court hearings, including successfully arguing Motions for Final Summary Judgment and obtaining defense verdicts.
As a skilled trial attorney, Brian has handled cases in county, circuit and appellate courts. He is also experienced in the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation and arbitration, as a means of litigation avoidance. Prior to joining the firm, Brian was employed as an in-house trial attorney for a national automobile insurance company and as the senior associate at an insurance defense law firm in Miami, Florida where he successfully litigated personal injury protection, bodily injury and property damage cases.
Brian has successfully litigated PIP, bodily injury, homeowner’s insurance and contract disputes. Brian focused on landlord/tenant matters while representing multiple condominium associations. Brian enforced and interpreted governing documents such as Declaration of Condominiums, Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws of the Association and the rules and regulations. Brian provided legal counsel on all day-to-day operational decisions of the Association and in the application of Division of Condominium Regulations, State Law, and local law. He assisted the Board of Directors on fiscal matters, drafted and reviewed contracts for the management, maintenance, repair and operation of the community association, and was involved in the collection and enforcement of Association assessments. Brian also provided legal counsel addressing lien and foreclosures, litigation in dealing with foreclosure, architectural/covenants, restrictions and state and local laws, turnover and post-transition issues, and compliance with applicable state, local and federal laws.
Earlier in his legal career, Brian litigated dependency cases as an attorney for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and for the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program. During his time representing the GAL Program and the volunteers and Guardians assigned to youth in the Dependency and Foster Care System, Brian provided legal advice and information to GAL advocates, volunteers and supervisors and appeared in court daily to argue motions and conduct trials. Brian also represented DCF in dependency, termination of parental rights, adoption proceedings and mediations. He interpreted statutes and regulations in order to provide legal advice and information to DCF counselors and supervisors.
While attending law school, Brian was the Vice President of the school’s Maritime Law Society and a Certified Legal Intern for the State Attorney’s Office.
Brian is a native of Miami, Florida and is a member of the Dive Bar – an Underwater Bar Association.
- Obtained dismissals from hospitals in dozens of cases in which the hospital representatives, persons with most knowledge regarding billing and compliance officers were compelled to attend depositions.
- Coordinated a global settlement between an insurance provider and an X-ray facility involving approximately a hundred cases without having to resort to costly litigation.
- Granted Motions for Summary Judgments involving issues regarding exhaustion of benefits, material misrepresentations and various coverage issues.
- Obtained a settlement in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for an individual who was struck by a commercial vehicle.
- Through trials, Brian successfully terminated parental rights of parents of children that had been abused, neglected and/or abandoned.
- Obtained a guilty verdict of an individual arrested for resisting without violence as the first chair in a jury trial while with the State Attorney’s Office.
- Successfully litigated first party homeowner’s claims against insurance companies and defended homeowners in pre-litigation examinations under oath.