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Erica J. Goldring

Associate
425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 302
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 618-4125
(973) 618-0685 - Fax
ejgoldring@mdwcg.com

Erica represents clients in the areas of premises liability, professional malpractice, automobile negligence and condominium/ community association law. She prides herself in bringing creativity and thoughtfulness to her defense practice. 

Erica's experience as a New Jersey Appellate Division law clerk has helped to guide her both as a litigator and with motion practice.  In her first year of practice at Marshall Dennehey, Erica successfully drafted five dispositive motions, including four summary judgment motions and one pre-answer motion to dismiss. She also commenced a trial before the Bergen County Special Civil Part. The case favorably settled during trial for half of the plaintiff's demand.

Prior to joining the firm, Erica served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry G. Carroll, J.A.D. (retired) where she was tasked with evaluating a wide variety of criminal, family, and civil appeals. Erica was responsible for researching and appraising the merits of each appeal and drafting memoranda that provided a legal recommendation and supporting legal research. Erica also edited the judge's written opinions and advised the judge at oral argument where he was part of a three-judge panel.

Erica graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law where she earned her juris doctor in 2017. She also served as a legal extern for the Honorable Patty Shwartz, U.S.C.J. In addition, Erica served as Secretary to the Seton Hall Women's Law Forum and was an editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Journal while in law school.

In her spare time, Erica is a mentor with the New Jersey Legal Education and Empowerment Project ("NJLEEP"), which prepares students in the greater Newark, New Jersey area for college.  Erica also advocates for homeless pets in the shelter system as well as shelter reform.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Obtained a summary judgment for a janitorial maintenance company in a personal injury action where plaintiff slipped and fell on rainwater at the entrance to a supermarket during a heavy rainstorm.

  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice for a veterinary practice on claims of professional malpractice and breach of contract stemming from the veterinary group's decision not to euthanize a pet rabbit against the owner's request.

  • Obtained a summary judgment for a janitorial maintenance company in a personal injury action where plaintiff fell due to an alleged "slippery" floor where no hazard was present and liability expert report consisted of a net opinion.

  • Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a snow contractor where plaintiff slipped and fell in the parking lot of a commercial establishment during an ongoing snow storm.

  • Obtained a summary judgment for real estate firm in personal injury action where plaintiff fell during a private residential showing, successfully arguing a showing realtor owed no duty of care to protect third parties against hazards outside the context of an open house.

Published Works

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (J.D., 2017)

    Honors: cum laude

    Law Journal: Articles Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal

    Activities: Women's Law Forum, Secretary; Student Mentor

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (B.S., 2014)

    Major: Political Science

    Activities: Pre-Law Society, member; Red Cross, volunteer

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Law Alerts October 1, 2019
In this personal injury action, the plaintiff slipped and fell on a puddle of water without any notable marks or debris in a Target store. After her fall, she continued to shop in the store and checked out with purchases. The plaintiff’s..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2019
The New Jersey Supreme Court held a landlord does not owe a common law duty of care to guard its tenant against foreseeable dangers arising from an uncovered radiator where the tenant maintained control over the radiator and the landlord is not..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2019
On a cold and drizzly night, with temperatures below freezing, the plaintiff walked down hill on a  residential street. As the plaintiff attempted to walk past the sidewalk adjacent to the defendant’s drainage pipe, he slipped and fell...., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
The plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell in a Wal-Mart parking lot while it was snowing. The Wal-Mart store opened at 6:00 a.m., and Wal-Mart’s snow removal contractor, Tree Fellas, LLC, arrived onsite between 6:00 a.m. and just after 7:00 a..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
The plaintiff slipped and fell on a sidewalk owned by the defendant-landlord. Freezing rain had fallen earlier in the day, and at the time of his alleged accident, the plaintiff admits it was “raining lightly[.]” Nonetheless, the..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
The plaintiff arrived at Wal-Mart after it had been snowing heavily for approximately three hours. At that time, the snow removal contractor had been on site for approximately one hour, performing snow removal services. Nonetheless, the plaintiff..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
The plaintiff slipped and fell on ice on the sidewalk as she exited her place of employment and subsequently commenced a personal injury suit. At her deposition, the plaintiff testified that it had started snowing during the day and there was at..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
This is another case where timing matters. The plaintiff arrived at Wal-Mart after it had been snowing heavily for approximately three hours. At that time, the snow removal contractor had been on site for approximately one hour, performing snow..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
This case speaks to so many defense attorneys who are tasked with defending our clients against slip-and-fall plaintiffs who cannot articulate or prove the claimed “hazard” that purportedly caused their injuries. In this federal case out..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
As defense counsel, sometimes we are faced with heartbreaking facts of undeniable accidents. However, it is important to remain confident that the mere happening of an accident, no matter the severity, does not prove negligence. Here, the plaintiff..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...

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Seminar Apr 18, 2019
Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a special mock trial presentation at the NJSIA General Membership Meeting. Moderator and Master of Ceremonies, Shareholder Jeffrey G. Rapattoni will host the day long mock trial demonstration of a...

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., 2014)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2018
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2018

Year Joined Organization: 2018

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