Richard S. Goldberg, one of our founding partners, brings to the Firm almost forty (40) years of experience in the areas of Matrimonial & Family Law, and Criminal Law. He a former Kings County Criminal Bar Association President and is a Trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association. He appears regularly in State and Federal Courts as trial counsel. Engaged primarily in the litigation of criminal and matrimonial matters, Mr. Goldberg, frequently acts in an Of-Counsel capacity to firms that are out-of-county or our local area, including outside of the State of New York. His trial expertise has served licensed professional clients in hearings before State agencies and authorities, and he was one of the lead counsels in the infamous “Pizza Connection” cases in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. Mr. Goldberg represents significant figures in the entertainment industry and in the arena of non-for-profit agencies and institutions. In the realm of Family & Matrimonial Law, Mr. Goldberg has litigated complex grounds, custody, visitation, and equitable distribution issues in the State Supreme and Family Courts. He prides himself on being a vigorous advocate of his clients rights. He is an able opponent and adversary in the courtroom, but also is a valuable asset when working with others who are on the same side.


    State of New York – Appellate Division, Second Department, 1968
    Federal Courts, Second Circuit – Eastern and Southern Districts, 1968
    Supreme Court of the United States, 1977
    United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1995


Goldberg & Cohn, LLP., Brooklyn, New York

    Partner – 1978-Present

Hon. Joseph Lentol, 50th Assembly District, New York State Assembly

    Special Counsel

Nephrology Foundation of Brooklyn – Board of Directors


American Red Cross – Brooklyn Chapter

    Board of Directors

Kings County Democratic Judicial Screening Committee


Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service

– Lawyers Partnership, Steering Committee, Co-Chair

Indigent Defense Oversight Committee

– Appellate Division, Second Department, Member


Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

    L.L.B. & J.D. 1967

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

    B.A., History & Government, 1963


    Brooklyn Bar Association – Board of Trustees
    Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association – Board of Directors
    Kings County Criminal Bar Association – President, 1980-1984
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member
    New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Charter Member
    New York State Defenders Association – Member