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Goldberg Ranked Top Labor & Employment Lawyer

(Kingston, PA - January 21, 2013) Attorney Richard M. Goldberg, a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has been selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which are based on reviews by other attorneys across the country, help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to inform their hiring decisions. Goldberg has achieved the AV Preeminent peer-review rating, which signifies that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Goldberg will be featured along with other attorneys across the country in the February issue of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine, which is published by American Lawyer Media, one of the nation’s leading providers of news and information to the legal industry.

“I’m extremely pleased and humbled by the Martindale-Hubbell rating,” said Goldberg. “Of course, my first concern is always the satisfaction of my clients, but it is gratifying when your efforts are recognized by your professional peers.”

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a very high general ethical standards rating and a legal ability numerical rating. The general ethical standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Legal ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas - legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.

A graduate of Dickinson College and Dickinson School of Law, Goldberg holds a Master of Laws degree from Temple University Law School. In 2006, he was given the President’s Award by the Luzerne County Bar Association for his service to the legal community. He is also the recipient of a special President’s Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for outstanding leadership. He has been designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the areas of employment and labor law every year since 2005.

In addition to his career as an attorney, Goldberg has had an extensive military career, having retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S Army Reserve. He served as the Chief of Staff of the 79th Army Reserve Command at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, and also served three-year stints as the commanding officer of the Army Reserve Centers in Hanover Township and Scranton. He is the recipient of numerous medals and commendations, including the Legion of Merit and three Meritorious Service Medals. 

Goldberg is Chairman of the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School Board of Trustees. He has also been very active in the Jewish community, having served as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel and President of the Jewish Community Center of the Wyoming Valley, both in Wilkes-Barre. He is the recipient of the B’nai B’rith Community Service Award and the Jewish Family Service Distinguished Service Award.

Goldberg began his legal career as a clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Benjamin R. Jones. He went on to serve as Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Chief Legal Counsel for the Pennsylvania State Police, an examiner with  the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners for 27 years, and Chief County Solicitor for Luzerne County. He is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts and federal District Courts, the U.S Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Goldberg is a member and past President of the Luzerne County Bar Association; member of Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he served on its Board of Governors and House of Delegates, and chaired numerous committees; a member of the American Bar Association, where he served on numerous committees; a member of the American Judicature Society; and a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He was recognized with a special award from the Dickinson School of Law Alumni Association’s Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter for his leadership and many years of service to his alma mater.

A resident of Wilkes-Barre, Goldberg is married to Rosemary Chromey. He is the father of three children, Harry, Jane and Leah Goldberg.