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.
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).
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."