Bruce I. Goldstein    

Bruce I. Goldstein is recognized by his peers as one of New Jersey’s preeminent trial lawyers. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was the first recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Litigation conferred by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2013.

Bruce Goldstein has broad and in-depth experience in complex business litigation including fraud litigation, shareholder disputes litigation, contract litigation, employment litigation and internal investigations. He has also been a lawyer to the legal profession. He is often the attorney to whom lawyers turn when confronted with malpractice litigation. Bruce is actively engaged as a mediator of business disputes.

Bruce Goldstein is a highly skilled white collar criminal defense lawyer representing both corporations and individuals in State and Federal grand jury investigations. Prior to entering into private practice, Bruce served as Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and was the recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award conferred by the United States Department of Justice on an annual basis to only one federal prosecutor in the nation.

Bruce Goldstein has been selected for inclusion since 1999 in The Best Lawyers in America and has also been selected for inclusion in the annual editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers and Metropolitan New York Super Lawyers since 2005. Martindale-Hubbel has given him an AV Preeminent™ rating of 5.0 out of 5 as determined by peers who have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence.


Bruce is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Trial Advocacy Institute of Virginia awarded Bruce its annual William J. Brennan, Jr. Award in recognition of his contribution to trial advocacy. He is also a recipient of the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award conferred by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession. The American Jewish Committee honored Bruce by presenting him with the Judge Learned Hand Award for humanitarianism. He is a recipient of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Award for excellence in litigation. The New Jersey Bar Association conferred its annual Professionalism award to Bruce in recognition of his efforts to promote professionalism in Essex County.


Throughout the course of his career Bruce Goldstein has been actively involved in legal education. While serving in the Department of Justice, Bruce was a member of the faculty of the trial advocacy agency and also taught a course in white collar criminal law at Rutgers Law School. He served for over 15 years as a member of the faculty of the Trial Advocacy Institute of the University of Virginia Law School. He has taught trial advocacy as a Master of the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inns of Court and the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court. Throughout the course of his career he has lectured on many aspects of business litigation at continuing legal education events. He also teaches a course in mediation of business disputes at Rutgers Law School.


Bruce Goldstein has been active in a variety of civic and religious organizations during the course of his career. He is currently Vice Chairman of the NJ Sharing Network which is responsible for the recovery and distribution of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation.

  • New Jersey, 1967
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014
  • J.D., The Cornell Law School, 1967
  • A.B., Rutgers College, Phi Beta Kappa, 1964 (Henry Rutgers Scholar)

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