Richard Godshall

Managing Partner

Rich Godshall is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, and unsafe conditions. He is the Firm’s most seasoned trial attorney, and the lawyer who handles the most complex and valuable cases. In addition, Rich manages the Firm and runs its litigation department.

Rich spent the first ten years of his career working as a defense attorney and partner in a nationally recognized firm. With his background, Rich brings first-hand knowledge of the tactics used by defendants and their insurance companies. This unique understanding allows Rich to ensure that each of his clients receive a fair settlement.

 

I'm a competitor. I hate to lose. My clients and their families know they can rely on me to outwork the opposition.

Rich has extensive trial experience having litigated and tried cases to verdict in many counties throughout Pennsylvania. He is also skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediations and arbitrations. Rich’s cases have totaled about $150 million in settlements and verdicts. Rich lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania with his wife Alice and two daughters, Adrienne and Riley.

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Awards & Professional Associations

  • Former Chairperson, Construction Worksite Injury Subcommittee for the Defense
  • Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2017 to 2018
  • 10/10 “Superb” Rating on Avvo

Rich has lectured and authored articles on numerous topics including punitive damages, surveillance law, liability of owners and general contractors in third-party personal injury cases, and contract indemnity risk in construction projects. Rich is also a Contributing Editor to “LexisNexis Practice Guide Pennsylvania Personal Injury Litigation” (2012 Edition, LexisNexis Matthew Bender).

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Education & Commitment

  • Bachelor’s Degree, LaSalle University (2001)
  • Juris Doctorate, Temple University Law School (2004): Dean’s List, Barrister Award
  • Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey State and Federal Courts

While working as a defense attorney, after a serious construction injury case that resulted in a settlement of more than $15 million, Rich received a letter from his client that read, in part:
“I can’t express enough my appreciation for your kindness, the respect I felt from you and your willingness to include me at every phase of the evolution of the process. At times I found the process exasperating, but your words of wisdom and management of the circumstances were always reassuring. I walk away with great respect for your ability and admiration for your composed demeanor under significant pressure.”

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From 2016 to 2018 alone, Ostroff Injury law has recovered more than $75 million for clients.

“Jon Ostroff has redefined my expectations and opinions of Injury Lawyers! In the worst part of my life I have gained a great friend in Jon and a lawyer who did everything he said he could! Outstanding communication skills, integrity and compassion, A True Friend and DAMN GOOD ATTORNEY!”

- Tom, A Personal Injury Client
VIEW STATEWIDE RESULTS

$21M+

Philadelphia County Verdict and Related Settlements

union County Bus Crash

$10M

Allegheny County Lawsuit

Greene County Crash, Settled in 14 Months

$6M+

Settlement for Chester County Family

Car Crash, All Occupants Injured

$5M

Settlement for Union County Crash

Fatality

$4.1M

Settlement for Lancaster County Crash

One Vehicle, Four Clients Injure

$1.8M

Settlement for Clarion County Crash

Multi Truck Crash, Crushed Pelvis

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    Richard Godshall

    Richard Godshall

    Ostroff Injury Law

    Rich Godshall is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, and unsafe conditions. He is the Firm’s most seasoned trial attorney, and the lawyer who handles the most complex and valuable cases. In addition, Rich manages the Firm and runs its litigation department.

    Rich spent the first ten years of his career working as a defense attorney and partner in a nationally recognized firm. With his background, Rich brings first-hand knowledge of the tactics used by defendants and their insurance companies. This unique understanding allows Rich to ensure that each of his clients receive a fair settlement.