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Bret R. Goldstein

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T: 215.495.6528
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2929 Arch St 13th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Bret R. Goldstein, partner at the firm’s Philadelphia office and Chair of the Employment Practice Group, concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation, employment, and labor matters. Bret is also a member of the firm's Family Law Group, where he focuses on divorce and matrimonial matters.  

Bret has extensive experience in employment related issues before state and federal agencies and courts, including discrimination and sexual harassment claims and wrongful discharge issues. Bret of the Employment Practices Group also handles whistleblower action, restrictive covenant, and trade secret disputes relating to executive and employee transition issues.

Bret is also the author of numerous articles regarding Medicare, including important and difficult Medicate Set Aside Settlement and Medicare Lien issues. He has been assessing worker’s compensation and liability cases for the purposes of satisfying Medicare liability since the inception of the changes to Medicare and Social Security laws. He has provided many employers and insurance carriers with opinions to help them resolve cases when dealing with Medicare obstacles. 

Bret’s family law practice advises clients in divorce, custody, and other related matters including high conflict divorces. He is listed as a Friends of One Mom’s Battle Organization, devoted to high conflict custody batters. Bret is experienced in confronting and dealing with opponents with narcissistic personality disorder and Custer B Sociopathy.

Bret is 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.

When Bret is not hard at work, you can find him watching his family sports, rooting for his favorite teams, or out and about within outdoor activities.


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

Pennsylvania Bar Association

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)