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Bret R. Goldstein

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2929 Arch St 13th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Bret R. Goldstein, Partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia office and Chair of the Employment Practice Group, concentrates his practice in the representation of management in worker’s compensation, employment and labor matters. Mr. Goldstein is also a member of the Firm's Family Law Group, where he counsels individuals in divorce and matrimonial matters.  

Mr. Goldstein regularly counsels clients on a broad range of employment-related issues. Mr. Goldstein’s extensive experience before state and federal agencies and courts include areas such as discrimination and sexual harassment claims and wrongful discharge issues exclusively on behalf of the employer. Further, the Employment Practices Group is capable of handling whistleblower actions, restrictive covenants and trade secrets disputes relating to executive transition issues.

Mr. Goldstein is the author of numerous articles regarding Medicare including issues involving Medicare Set Asides, Medicare Liens and the recent changes to Medicare Reporting. Mr. Goldstein has been assessing resolutions for Medicare involvement and obtaining reasonable amounts for Medicare Set Asides since the inception of the changes to the Medicare/Social Security Laws. He has provided many employers and insurance carriers with opinions helping them resolve cases when dealing with the Medicare obstacle.

Recently, Mr. Goldstein became certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s section on workers’ compensation law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


J.D., Rutgers University at Camden (1992)

B.A., Lafayette College (1989)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania
New York
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section

Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Rules Committee

Positions Held

Chair, National Kidney Foundation: Eagles Dress Down Day
Board of Directors, Conestoga Generals Football Association


Workers’ Compensation Law - Certified Specialist

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2005, 2006, and 2007)
Speaking Engagements & Presentations
Presenter, Mini Med School for Attorneys. The National Business Institute. (March 13, 2020). 
Presenter, Human Resource Law from A to Z. The National Business Institute.  (February 10, 2020)
Presenter, Workers' Compensation from A to Z. The National Business Institute. (March 1-2, 2018)
Presenter, Negotiating Workers' Compensation SettlementsThe National Business Institute. (June 10, 2016)
Presenter, Section 417 Trusts and C&Rs; Hot Topics in Workers’ Compensation Evidence. The Delaware County Bar Association. (November 13, 2015)
Presenter, Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues. National Business Institute. (August 27, 2014)
Presenter, Human Resources Law from A to Z. National Business Institute. (February 11, 2014)
Presenter, Workers’ Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings. National Business Institute. (March 5, 2013)
Presenter, Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation. National Business Institute. (December 21, 2012)
Presenter, Ethical Obligations in Workers’ Compensation. National Business Institute. (April 25, 2012)
Presenter, Workers Compensation Medicare Set Aside Agreements - How to Obtain Approval. Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 22nd Annual Fall Section Meeting. (2006)
Presenter, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - How to Obtain Approval. Pennsylvania Bar Institute Social Security Law for Workers Compensation Practitioners. (2005)
Publications & Press Mentions
Author, How COVID-19 Could Affect the Future of Workers' Compensation Claims. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (March 24, 2020)
Author, Are Your Staffers Classified Correctly as Employees or Independent Contractors? Medical Office Today. (May 2, 2012)
Author, Change in WCJs Leads to Unpredictable Practice. The Legal Intelligencer. (April 2012)
Quoted, Area attorneys: Litigation seems inevitable in Penn State child sex-abuse case. The Pennsylvania Record. (November 11, 2011)