Trial attorney Richard M. Golomb is set to receive an award for Distinguished
Service from the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) at its Presidents’
Club Reception in Philadelphia on October 22. The reception will take
place at R2L Restaurant from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. and is one of many
events that have been schedules during the PAJ’s fall member meetings
Mr. Golomb is the founding partner and managing shareholder of Philadelphia
class action law firm Golomb & Honik, P.C. He has served on the PAJ’s
Board of Governors and is the former president of the Philadelphia Trial
Lawyers Association (PTLA). In addition, he has received several honors
for his work with the PAJ, including the “Distinguished Service
Award” and the “Citation of Excellence” award for his
pro bono service representing families affected by the September 11 tragedy.
He has held a number of other leadership positions with the American Association
According to the President of the PAJ, Golomb was selected for this award
for his part in advancing legislation in Harrisburg on behalf of motorists
in Pennsylvania, as well as for his national efforts to protect the rights
of injured people.
"I am delighted to present this award to our colleague and friend,
Richard Golomb, who has worked tirelessly for plaintiffs' rights,"
Conboy said. "In a time when trial lawyers are doing all we can just
to prevent further erosion of the civil justice system, Richard has utilized
his political acumen, legal knowledge and influence to initiate meaningful
reform of Pennsylvania automobile insurance law. In addition, when President
Obama's Health Care legislation was evolving, Richard was instrumental
in insuring that the final bill did not compromise the rights of injured
Past PAJ President Jim Ronca said Richard has been instrumental in fundraising
and in championing the causes trial lawyers stand for both in the state
capital and in Washington. "He has cultivated irreplaceable relationships
with congressional leaders, and strengthened AAJ's financial resources."
said Ronca. "We have all experienced Richard's tireless dedication
during dinner engagements or meetings where he was interrupted by Senate
and House leaders requesting his personal input."
PAJ's Legislative Counsel Mark Phenicie called Golomb "a leader
on behalf of injured victims in many different fields and practices,"
adding that "he was an outstanding president of the Philadelphia
Trial Lawyers." Phenicie said Richard's most notable contribution
to trial lawyers remains the information he brings to other lawyers about
the political and legal landscape from Washington. "His keen insight
has been invaluable in helping other attorneys make decisions on when
and who to support."
Mr. Golomb is also credited with planting the seeds for auto insurance
reform in 2000. "Richard was the pioneer in trying to change full
tort to plain English on auto insurance policies," Kovler said. "It
was Richard's idea to create a menu of coverages to facilitate consumer
choice. "Richard Golomb has raised the consciousness levels of our
organizations and encouraged leadership to take a proactive role."