Maritime Law Attorneys
Insurance ∙ Toxic Tort and Environmental Law ∙
Trial and Appellate Practice
A Nationwide Practice Based in St. Louis, Missouri
In 1957, Milton Goldstein and Elmer Price founded a law firm on a handshake and a commitment to professional representation of their clients. Today, lawyers at Goldstein and Price, L.C. still believe the law is a profession and should be practiced that way. Please see a Short History of Our Firm.
For more than fifty years, from offices overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Louis, we have represented clients creatively and effectively in Missouri, Illinois and across the United States. We specialize in admiralty and maritime law, insurance coverage law, toxic torts and environmental law, and trial and appellate practice.
Although we began as a maritime specialty firm, we have evolved over the years to accommodate the needs of our diverse client base. For example, many insurance companies initially retained our firm to handle maritime cases, but later asked us to litigate insurance coverage disputes, prepare coverage opinions, and advise them about claims and underwriting practices, too. Agribusiness firms similarly hired us to represent their barge subsidiaries in maritime claims, but then asked if we would defend employment discrimination cases and represent them in transactions and regulatory matters as well. We branched out into related areas of practice to meet the needs of clients who were happy with our work. Many of the companies and people we represent have been our clients for decades.
"Our feeling is the law is a profession and should be practiced that way."
Rather than try to be all things to all people, our firm provides effective representation and personalized service in four principal areas of practice:
- Admiralty and maritime law
- Insurance coverage law
- Toxic torts and environmental law
- Complex trial and appellate practice
We take pride in being available to clients at all times and in keeping them fully apprised of significant developments in their matters.
Several of our members are listed in The Best Lawyers in America and are recognized as Super Lawyers by Law & Politics. All of our members are experienced practitioners who work as a team to advance the best interests of our clients. Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest rates our firm “AV,”* the highest rating available.
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.