Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Texas & Massachusetts Admiralty & Maritime, Oilfield & Gas Well Explosion & Fire, Insurance Bad Faith, Liquor Liability, Serious Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers

Based in Pittsburgh, PA, our experienced serious injury and wrongful death attorneys represent workers, crewmen, and their families in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, and around the country who have been seriously injured or killed in admiralty, maritime, oilfield, gas well fire & explosion, and other serious accidents. We are committed to helping working people and their families get the compensation they deserve after a life changing injury or loss. We care. We know how to win. Let us help you and your family.

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We are experienced admiralty & maritime, oilfield and gas well fire and explosion, serious personal injury & wrongful death lawyers who take a personal interest in our clients and their cases.  We are down-to-earth.  We are always accessible.  We care.

In early 2006, Fred Goldsmith and Rich Ogrodowski formed their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law firm of Goldsmith & Ogrodowski to help those who were seriously injured or killed on our highways, railways, waterways, job sites, oil rigs, and  gas wells. They learned, as they talked over burgers at the Union Grill, at a time when both were practicing law at larger firms, they shared an unfulfilled passion for helping working people and their families. While they had gained valuable litigation and trial experience working at larger defense law firms in Pittsburgh and Houston, representing large corporations and insurance companies, they decided then and there it was time to put their skills and drive to use for individuals and their families, and to do so in a small, “boutique” law firm setting.

What makes our law firm different:

  • When you call and ask for Fred or Rich, you will speak with us — the lawyers who will actually be working on your case.
  • We take the time to carefully explain to our clients in plain English what their legal rights and options are.
  • We believe our clients deserve personalized, outstanding, and responsive representation.
  • We are known for the compassion we have for our clients and their families.
  • We do not engage in volume litigation. Instead, we prefer to devote our time and resources to a select group of significant cases.
  • While we are a relatively young firm, our lawyers have collectively practiced law for more than 50 years.
  • We are zealous and strategic advocates for our clients in the courts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, and Massachusetts at the trial and appellate levels, and before state and federal administrative agencies. We are also down-to-earth and approachable people.

Recent Blog Posts

Towboatlaw – Towboat & Barge Lawyer, Admiralty & Maritime Law on the Rivers

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Guilty Verdict in D/V CONCEPTION Captain’s Federal Criminal Trial

By: Frederick B. Goldsmith

In the Labor Day 2019 D/V CONCEPTION casualty, 33 passengers and one crewmember perished, all below deck in the passenger bunkroom as the dive excursion vessel burned to the waterline just offshore Santa Cruz Island, near the California coast. The U.S. Department of Justice prosecuted…

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PA & WV Accidental Death Lawyer Blog

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Impact of Injured Person’s Unrelated Death on the Spouse’s Loss of Consortium Claim

By: Frederick B. Goldsmith

In my last post, I discussed the impact on future damages when an injured person dies from a cause unrelated to the negligence or strict products liability giving rise to the lawsuit.  I left for a future post the effect of an injured person’s unrelated…

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