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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 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...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
New Jersey case law is never short on family drama. Here, the defendant requested her three adult children to cover her backyard pool, which was above ground and surrounded by a wooden deck. While pulling a tarp over the pool, the plaintiff fell..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 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 January 1, 2019
The plaintiff claimed the defendant negligently maintained the public sidewalk abutting her property, which caused her to fall and suffer personal injuries. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged the sidewalk abutting the defendant’s property was..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 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 January 1, 2019
The plaintiff brought suit for personal injuries after she fell on the driveway and/or sidewalk of the defendant’s property, which she claimed was made of uneven and cracked asphalt. The defendant premised his motion for summary judgment on a..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 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 January 1, 2019
When visiting the defendant’s home for a service call in the course of his employment, the plaintiff, an air-conditioning technician, fell backward down a flight of stairs and sustained physical injuries. The plaintiff sued the defendant,..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 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 January 1, 2019
The trial court granted summary judgment for the defendant general contractor in this personal injury suit brought by a subcontractor’s employee who was injured on the job site. The court found the general contractor did not owe a duty of care..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 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 January 1, 2019
The plaintiff brought suit as the result of a slip and fall at Bj’s Wholesale Club. After the defendant failed to receive a response to its discovery demands, it filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint without prejudice,..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 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...

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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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