When winning is the only option

I’m a competitor. I hate to lose. My clients and their families know they can rely on me to outwork the opposition.

Richard Godshall

Partner

Richard Godshall is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, and unsafe conditions.

Rich previously spent more than ten years working as a defense attorney and partner in a nationally recognized firm. Now representing injured victims, he brings first-hand knowledge of defendants and their insurance companies to each case he handles. His unique understanding allows him to ensure that each of his clients receives a fair settlement.

Rich has extensive trial experience, including jury selection, lay and expert preparation, and cross-examination. He is also skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediations and binding arbitrations. Rich’s cases have totaled about $100 million in settlements and verdicts. He lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania with his wife Alice and two daughters, Adrienne and Riley.

Do you have a personal injury case?

I’m a competitor. I hate to lose. My clients and their families know they can rely on me to outwork the opposition.

Awards & Professional Associations

  • Former Chairperson, Construction Worksite Injury Subcommittee for the Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2017 to 2018
  • 10/10 “Superb” Rating on Avvo

Rich has lectured and authored articles on numerous topics including punitive damages, surveillance law, liability of owners and general contractors in third-party personal injury cases, and contract indemnity risk in construction projects. Rich is also a Contributing Editor to “LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Personal Injury Litigation” (2012 Edition, LexisNexis Matthew Bender).

Education & Commitment

  • Bachelor’s Degree, LaSalle University (2001)
  • Juris Doctorate, Temple University Law School (2004): Dean’s List, Barrister Award
  • Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey State and Federal Courts

While working as a defense attorney, after a serious construction injury case that resulted in a settlement of more than $15 million, Rich received a letter from his client that read, in part:

“I can’t express enough my appreciation for your kindness, the respect I felt from you and your willingness to include me at every phase of the evolution of the process.  At times I found the process exasperating, but your words of wisdom and management of the circumstances were always reassuring.  I walk away with great respect for your ability and admiration for your composed demeanor under significant pressure.”

Pennsylvania’s Only Statewide “Local Law Firm” for 25+ Years

From 2016 to 2018 alone, Ostroff Injury law has recovered more than $75 million for clients.
“Jon Ostroff has redefined my expectations and opinions of Injury Lawyers! In the worst part of my life I have gained a great friend in Jon and a lawyer who did everything he said he could! Outstanding communication skills, integrity and compassion! A True Friend and DAMN GOOD ATTORNEY!”

Tom, A Personal Injury Client

$21M+

Philadelphia County Verdict and Related Settlements

Union County Bus Crash

More than $21.3 million in verdict and settlements against Greyhound Bus Company. A Greyhound driver fell asleep while driving a bus full of passengers on I-80. A seven-week trial in Philadelphia County led to a verdict of $5.05M, the largest recorded verdict against Greyhound in PA.

$10M

Allegheny County Lawsuit

Greene County Crash, Settled in 14 Months

$10 million settlement reached 14 months after our client was injured from head to toe. The client was stopped in the right lane of I-79 when a tractor trailer crashed into the vehicle at full speed. Early witness statements and experts immediately deployed to the scene helped establish that the truck operator had time to avoid the crash.

$6M+

Settlement for Chester County Family

Car Crash, All Occupants Injured

$6.051 million in total settlements for seven Chester County, PA residents injured as occupants in a vehicular crash that occurred on a rural highway. This settlement recovery occurred shortly before trial commenced.

$5M

Settlement for Union County Crash

Fatality

$5 million recovered for the estate of a woman who died as a result of injuries she sustained in a highway crash on I-80 in Union County, PA. Our client, who was a passenger, was ejected from the vehicle after her driver collided with a tractor trailer.

$4.1M

Settlement for Lancaster County Crash

One Vehicle, Four Clients Injured

$4.1 million in total settlements on behalf of four passengers that sustained injuries in a one vehicle crash on the Pa Turnpike (I-276), which occurred in Penn Township, Lancaster County.

$1.8M

Settlement for Clarion County Crash

Multi Truck Crash, Crushed Pelvis

$102,500 settlement for our client who was rear-ended by a tractor trailer at the I-87 onramp for I-180 in Montoursville, Clinton County, PA. Our client suffered neck and shoulder injuries as result of this crash. She was a resident of Bellefonte, Centre County, PA.

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Why Choose Ostroff Law

The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law have experience handling more than 25,000 personal injury claims across our Keystone State. We’ve obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims, even after the insurance company said “no.” Our team is dedicated to getting justice. Our goal with every case we handle is to maximize the recovery clients receive for the injuries they have suffered. We are proud of our personal service. You are our priority. This means we will keep you updated about your case. You can always speak directly to your attorney.

Consultations are always free. Clients pay nothing for our services unless we successfully recover money on their behalf.

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518 E. Township Line Road, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(855) 368-3342

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Philadelphia

One Liberty Place
1650 Market St, Suite 5150
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 586-5310

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Cherry Hill NJ

1101 N Kings Highway, Suite 209
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 249-2110

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