Roberta A. Golden joined Ross Feller Casey in 2006 and concentrates her practice on catastrophic personal injuries from product defects, toxic tort, medical malpractice, and violations of civil rights.
Golden, a partner, has worked on numerous cases that have resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her seriously injured clients and their families.
In 2019, Golden worked with founding partner Joel Feller on two cases that led to astounding, eight-figure recoveries: $15 million on behalf of a young boy who suffered a brain injury during surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor; and $10.9 million for a woman who suffered neurological injuries due to the failure of doctors to properly manage and treat her arteriovenous malformation. Also in 2019, Golden assisted founding partner Matt Casey in reaching a $12 million settlement for a woman who was left wheelchair-bound as a result of an infection.
Golden has also assisted Casey in winning several remarkable verdicts. In one, a jury awarded $19.1 million to a man who was struck by a car as he was trying to push a disabled vehicle to the side of a Philadelphia road. Patrick Hennessy suffered severe injuries and eventually underwent an above-the-knee amputation of his right leg (read about this case). Another case involved a man who was misdiagnosed with having ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Eric Davenport never had the fatal neuromuscular disease. The misdiagnosis delayed treatment for his actual condition, spinal cord compression, leaving him permanently wheelchair-bound. The jury reached a $10 million verdict – nearly double the largest medical malpractice jury award in Philadelphia for all of the prior year (read about this case).
Golden has worked with founding partner Robert Ross on several impressive multimillion-dollar recoveries, including $17.8 million for a woman who suffered an amputation injury as a result of the mismanagement of sepsis.
Golden also has extensive experience in litigating product liability cases. At Ross Feller Casey, she assisted Ross in the recovery of $8 million for a factory worker who suffered an amputation after he was entrapped in a straightening machine, $6.5 million for a partial amputation injury to a factory worker, and $4 million for a man who suffered an amputation as a result of a workplace incident.
Golden began her career as a commercial litigator at the firm of Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Shiekman & Cohen, where she handled a variety of complex business matters on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals. She next worked in the environmental insurance coverage practice of the commercial litigation department at White and Williams, LLP,
After a period with an internet company, Golden took an interim position with a Fortune 500 company, and in 2002, at the request of the company, continued on its behalf at Blank Rome, LLP. There, she served as part of a trial team that obtained a defense verdict in a commercial case in which the plaintiffs sought more than $250 million in damages.
From Blank Rome, Golden made a major career change in 2004, joining the plaintiff class-action practice group at Kline & Specter, P.C. There, Golden represented class members in consumer-fraud actions challenging prescription drug pricing and represented former tenants and community residents who lost businesses and property in the 2001 fire that destroyed the Continental Business Center in Bridgeport, Pa.
Golden graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. In 1988, she received her Juris Doctor from the Columbia University Law School, where she also served as Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.
Golden is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. She was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1988 and the New Jersey Bar in 1990. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits.