Andy Goldner received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Virginia and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Georgia. Mr. Goldner began his legal practice defending medical care providers and insurance companies. This experience allowed him to gain an in-depth understanding of medical issues and, equally importantly, insight into how insurance companies and defense law firms operate. Andy then trained under some of the best and most experienced Plaintiff’s attorneys in the state of Georgia, routinely handling cases valued well in excess of one million dollars. Mr. Goldner has used this experience in his own law firm to maximize results for his clients.
Mr. Goldner’s practice is devoted entirely to serious injury and wrongful death cases arising out of tractor-trailer and auto collisions, nursing home and long-term care negligence, and premises assault/negligent security cases, among other areas.
Andy has recovered millions of dollars for his clients within the last few years. In fact, Andy has been lead or co-lead counsel in more than 70 cases that have resulted in six or seven figure outcomes. He has enjoyed success in trying cases which required a jury trial and has also secured substantial recoveries for clients pre-suit and during mediations. Because of these results, Mr. Goldner has been consistently voted by other attorneys in Georgia as a ‘Superlawyer/Rising Star’ in the area of personal injury litigation. This is an honor bestowed upon only 5% of attorneys practicing in Georgia. Andy has taken on a number of leadership roles within the legal community in Georgia, most recently serving as President of the North Metro Trial Lawyers Association.
Andy has also been active in the community, volunteering as a youth basketball coach, participating in events for patients at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, and volunteering at MADD events in the Atlanta area.
Andy has been consistently recognized as one of Georgia’s premier serious injury and wrongful death attorneys. Among Andy’s peer-nominated honors are:
“40 under 40” – The Daily Report – 2014
“Legal Elite” – Georgia Trend Magazine – 2011, 2016
“Georgia Super Lawyers” – 2009 – 2017
*Voted by Georgia Lawyers to be One of The Top 100 Lawyers in the State, across all practice areas and specialities – 2017.
In interviews with the media, attorneys and Judges have said the following about Andy:
“We call him when we need an unusual approach. His insights come from knowing both sides of the aisle, and he will go to great lengths to research, track down extra witnesses and do outside-the-box things that really change the value of a case.”
M.G. – Atlanta area Plaintiff’s lawyer
“Goldner has Mach 5 brains, great personal charm and a work ethic that is unmatched by anyone. If how hard you work determines the outcome, he’s never going to be defeated. You have to be passionate and a believer in your case to be an outstanding plaintiff lawyer, and Goldner has found his niche.”
G.B. – Retired Judge, Fulton County, Georgia
“A lot of us view a case from the lens of a lawyer. Goldner can see what will be important to a juror. I admire his integrity, use of humor to reduce contention and ability to deflect egos and make points in the courtroom. If he says something, I can take it at face value. I trust him.”
B.M. – Partner, large Atlanta defense law firm
Josh is originally from Marietta, Georgia and began practicing law in 2004 after receiving his undergraduate degree in Risk Management/ Insurance and his Law Degree from the University of Georgia. Following Law School, Josh worked for two years as In-House Litigation Counsel for a national insurance company. This gave Josh an upfront view of an insurance company’s inner workings and how they handle and resolve lawsuits and injury claims. Josh successfully tried numerous jury trials, provided advice on coverage issues and worked side-by-side with insurance adjusters on a daily basis evaluating and strategizing on how best to defend personal injury claims. Josh then worked for ten years at a preeminent Southeast defense firm where he quickly worked his way up from Junior Associate to Equity Partner. Under the training of some of the state’s finest lawyers, Josh represented Fortune 500 companies, national retailers, product manufacturers, and insurance companies for over a decade. Josh successfully tried, mediated, or otherwise successfully defended thousands of lawsuits including catastrophic injury claims and wrongful death claims in such areas as premises liability, trucking/automobile liability, child injury claims, product liability, dram shop liability, professional negligence and nursing home malpractice. Josh also represented many schools and various local/ small businesses in a General Counsel role.
After 12 years of working on the defense side, Josh was proud to join the Law Offices of Andrew E. Goldner, LLC as Of Counsel where the firm founder, Andy Goldner, proved to be one of his most worthy opponents, and friends, over the years. Josh has joined the firms fight for individuals who have been severely injured due to the negligence of others. Josh’s past experiences gave him the motivation to help injured individuals who have been treated poorly by insurance companies as well as uniquely allowing him to provide his clients with an advantage since he knows the strategies used by the defense industry. Josh has literally learned the playbook on how to try and defend personal injury claims and will now use this knowledge to succeed in maximizing recoveries for his clients. This switch has also proven to better suit Josh’s personality of taking interest in each person who he is fortunate enough to represent and fight for as he gets the opportunity to know them and their family to help them through their difficult time.
Josh has earned numerous awards and honors over the years while participating in national industry organizations. Josh has been named multiple times as a Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (awarded to top 5% of lawyers under 40), has been included multiple times in Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” and named by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
Josh is admitted to practice in Georgia before the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and the Northern and Middle Districts of the United States District Courts of Georgia. He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Atlanta Bar Association. Josh is in active participant with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in the pro bono program and worked closely with the YLD Mentor-Mentee Program. Josh is a past member/presenter for such national organizations as DRI (Defense Research Institute), NRRDA (National Restaurant and Retail Defense Association), CLM (Council on Litigation Management) and RIMS (Risk Management Society). His prior participation in these national defense organizations has proven very valuable in providing Josh with the knowledge and tactics necessary to successfully represent his clients.
Josh is a proud husband and father of two, who enjoys spending time with his family and watching and playing sports.
Law Offices of Andrew Goldner, LLC
1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy #340
Phone: (404) 869-1580