Mr. Axler co-manages the firm’s practice with a focus on class action, consumer protection, products liability, qui tam/whistleblower and mass tort litigation. Mr. Axler’s practice is largely focused on representing consumers in class action cases against corporate defendants such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial institutions, and national and international corporations in a variety of industries. During his career, he has served as counsel in cases which have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for consumers and businesses. Read More »Less «
Prior to founding Axler Goldich, Mr. Axler was a partner at Donovan Axler LLC, a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ class action litigation firm, where he litigated numerous class action cases, including consumer, antitrust, employment and environmental actions, and was appointed lead counsel or co-lead counsel to represent plaintiff classes in numerous class actions.
Some of Mr. Axler’s representative class and collective action settlements include Sonoda v. Amerisave Mortgage Corp., No. 11-1803 (N.D. Cal); Smith v. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Inc., et al., No. 10-10 (N.D. Cal.); Ryals v. Hireright Solutions, Inc., No. 09-625 (E.D. Va.); and Murray, et al. v. Accor North America, Inc., et al., 2:15-cv-04907 (E.D. Pa.).
A sample of Mr. Axler’s reported decisions include: Brown v. Access Midstream Partners, L.P., No. 3:14-591, 2015 WL 5829755 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 30, 2015); Haber v. Bank of America, N.A., No. 14–0169, 2014 WL 2921659 (E.D. Pa. June 27, 2014); Little v. Louisville Gas and Electric Co., 33 F. Supp. 3d 791 (W.D. Ky. 2014); Little v. Louisville Gas and Electric Co., --F.3d--, 2015 WL 6646984 (6th Cir. 2015); Newton v. Savit Collection Agency, No. 09-4911, 2011 WL 6724034 (D.N.J. Dec. 21, 2011); and Sonoda v. Amerisave Mortgage Corp., No. 11-1803, 2011 WL 2653565 (N.D. Cal. Jul. 6, 2011).
Prior to founding Axler Goldich LLC, Mr. Goldich spent over a decade at a large international law firm representing the world's leading corporations and companies in high-stakes disputes, crucial regulatory matters, and complex commercial litigation. While there, Mr. Goldich built and maintained a complex commercial practice encompassing class action defense, securities litigation, mass tort, product liability, business torts, fraud and asset recovery, regulatory, qui tam, health care, trade secret, employment, and financial services litigation. Read More »Less «
After spending that considerable time representing large corporations, Mr. Goldich switched sides to represent consumer plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation and subsequently founded Axler Goldich LLC, a class action and personal injury firm devoted to helping consumers, employees, and investors from all across the nation who have been harmed by corporate negligence or wrongdoing.
At Axler Goldich, Mr. Goldich maintains a robust practice focusing on class action, consumer protection, products liability, qui tam/whistleblower and mass tort litigation. He routinely represents consumers and families in class-action cases against corporate defendants such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial institutions, and national and international corporations in a variety of industries. A small sample of some of Mr. Goldich's current representative matters include, but are not limited to, co-lead or other leadership roles in In re Pacquiao-Mayweather Boxing Match Pay-Per-View MDL litigation (MDL No. 2639, 2:15-ml-02639-RGK), In re Seagate Technologies Litigation, No. 5:16-cv-00523-RMW (N.D. Cal.), Livi, et al. v. Hyatt Hotels Corp., et al., No. 2:15-cv-05371-CDJ (E.D. Pa.), and Q+Food, LLC et al v. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., No. 14-cv-060460MAS-DEA (D. N.J.).
Mr. Goldich has received numerous peer based awards and industry recognition. He was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Mr. Goldich was also recently selected for membership in The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers of Pennsylvania for the year 2017. In 2013, Mr. Goldich was selected by The Legal Intelligencer as one of Pennsylvania's top 38 lawyers under the age of 40. Mr. Goldich's commitment to pro bono work was acknowledged in 2008 and 2010, as he was listed in the annual “Pro Bono Honor Roll” and named an "Unsung Hero" by The Legal Intelligencer for his work on behalf of indigent clients.
In accordance with his philanthropic interests, Mr. Goldich is a member of the Board of Directors in several organizations including his service as Secretary of the Board of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and on the Board of Directors of the Elmwood Park Zoo. Furthermore, he has an extensive history of volunteer work with organizations such as Children's Crisis Treatment Center, where he has served in numerous leadership capacities.
Mr. Goldich is also active in numerous bar associations and was appointed to the Federal Practice and Court Committees of both the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, is an active member of the American Bar Association, and the Montgomery Bar Association. He is also a member of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of the U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Jacoby has devoted his entire professional career to helping those harmed by defective products. He is presently involved in numerous mass tort and class-action lawsuits. His experience in mass tort and class-action litigation began in the mid 1970s when he represented thousands of asbestos victims in state and federal courts around the country. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and his asbestos settlements exceeded $100 million. He then represented numerous victims in TEL (Tetra-ethyl lead) litigation resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement. Read More »Less «
Mr. Jacoby was one of the trial counsel in the diet drug (Fen-Phen) litigation resulting ultimately in a nationwide settlement in excess of $6 billion. He was appointed by the NJ Superior Court Judge Marina Corodemus as liaison counsel in that litigation. Subsequently he was appointed as liaison counsel between state and federal courts in the Propulsid litigation before Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was then appointed liaison counsel in the mass tort Vioxx litigation before Judge Carol Higbee in Atlantic City, New Jersey and represented hundreds of plaintiffs in this class action which ultimately resulted in a nationwide settlement of over $4.5 billion. Mr. Jacoby has represented numerous victims of silicone breast implants in MDL litigation. Recently, Mr. Jacoby participated in the Risperdal trials in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia. He has frequently been cited in case law most notably for his successful New Jersey Supreme Court argument and subsequent jury verdict permitting an injured employee to bring a civil suit against his employer for deliberate harm. He has received numerous awards and distinctions over his career from the White Lung Association (Asbestos victims) and Lawyers for Public Justice where he was named one of five finalists for Trial Attorney of the Year. He is an AV Rated Attorney whom has received recognition as a Super Lawyer and Awesome Attorney both in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was a main contributor to a text on asbestos exposure writing on the legal aspects of asbestos exposure. Furthermore, he is frequently cited in other publications.
His background includes graduation from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, with honors and distinction (Henry Rutgers Scholar) and George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (with honors and Order of the Coif). For 10 years, he was an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Camden School of Law teaching Trial Advocacy. He has argued class-action and mass tort cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, numerous state and federal courts, and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Jacoby has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences on varied subjects involving class-action and mass tort litigation. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar.
Prior to joining Axler Goldich LLC, Mr. Strout was an associate at a plaintiffs' firm where he maintained a busy mass tort, personal injury, and consumer class action practice. He also previously interned at two prosecutor's offices (Phila D.A. and Camden County Prosecutor's Office), two public interest firms (Sheller Center for Social Justice and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project) and two public policy organizations (American Civil Liberties Union and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts). Read More »Less «
Mr. Strout graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with a degree in Political Science (2010). He graduated cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law (2015) where he was a mentor to new law students and a Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society Fellow.