Jeff is a former partner for one of the northeast’s most respected civil litigation defense firms, Goldberg Segalla LLP where he specialized in litigation and appellate practice. Jeff is on record as being the handling attorney for a number of published legal opinions before the Appellate Division that has brought him recognition amongst his peers.
The Medicare Secondary Payer issue first caught his attention in 2008 after an article authored by assistant U.S. attorney, Robert Trusiak, was published in the Erie County Bar Association Bulletin. Jeff prepared a written response and became his firm’s specialist on the topic. He later joined MARC and began his advocacy to change the Medicare Secondary Payer Act to encourage, rather than discourage, settlements involving the Medicare beneficiary.
Jeff obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York and has regularly spoken to his peers on the Medicare Secondary Payer Topic across the state and at its state bar convention in New York City.
In 2009, co-wrote two articles on the Medicare Secondary Payer topic published by Defense Research Institute’s national magazine For the Defense. In 2010 he co-authored a Juris publication with his partner, Roy A. Franco titled, How to Mitigate Exposure in the Medicare Beneficiary Personal Injury Case. He now works full-time on his clients’ behalf to mitigate their exposure from the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.