Noah C. Lauricella - Personal Injury Lawyer

Minneapolis - St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota & Nationwide

Noah C. Lauricella
Partner

Personal injury lawyer Noah C. Lauricella joined GoldenbergLaw in 2014. He previously worked at a large Chicago firm where he defended corporations from initiation of suit to trial in products liability matters involving over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and surgical implants. He also worked on a large number of asbestos cases.  As such, Noah brings a diverse and valuable set of skills to the GoldenbergLaw team.  Through his experience on the defense side of these issues, he has gained valuable and strategic insight into the dynamics of complex litigation and products liability.

Noah focuses his practice on assisting those who have been injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices.  He also handles medical malpractice cases and catastrophic injuries caused by defective products. 

Noah has worked on a number of mass tort litigations including Infuse and Granuflo.  He currently focuses on our talcum powder ovarian cancer cases, as well as our Bair Hugger cases.

Noah completed his undergraduate education at Denison University in Granville, Ohio and graduated magna cum laude. He then spent two years as a social worker at Faith Mission in Columbus, Ohio helping homeless and disadvantaged people struggling with addiction to transition to sobriety, employment, and permanent housing.  Noah then went on to earn his J.D. at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, where he received The Edward Spencer Graves Honor Scholarship, served as a student caseworker and Advanced Clinic student in the school’s Black Lung legal clinic, and was selected by faculty for numerous committees and organizations.

Noah is extremely civic minded and concerned with bettering his community.  During his time in Chicago, he served as a Loyola University Chicago School of Law Clinical Supervisor through a pro bono legal clinic he established.  He also sat on the Board of Directors of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, a pro bono organization to which he dedicated many hours, and archi-treasures, a non-profit organization committed to reducing social isolation by involving people in projects that transform public spaces and increase community engagement.

Additionally, Noah is a rabid Chicago sports fan excited about living in enemy territory.  In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy exploring cuisines from around the world, international travel, and spending time outdoors with their two rescue dogs, Harper, a Newfoundland, and Paxton, a pit bull.  They also welcomed two twin boys, Deacon and Tate, in the fall of 2014.

Education

Denison University – B.A., magna cum laude

  • Denison Honors Scholarship recipient
  • National Merit Scholarship recipient
  • Community Service Award recipient
  • Varsity Football
  • Men’s Rugby
  • Public Relations Chairman, Standards Board Junior Marshall, and Chaplain – Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Washington and Lee University School of Law – J.D.

  • Edward Spencer Graves Honor Scholarship  recipient
  • Student Caseworker and Advanced Clinic Student – Black Lung Legal Clinic:
  • Sports Czar
  • Inn of Court member
  • Science, Society, and the Arts Planning Committee member

Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • Minnesota, 2016
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2016

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Member of the Legal Technology Professionals Institute (LTPI)
    • Working on LTPI’s Meet and Confer Project focused on providing practical guidance regarding the Rule 26 meet and confer process
  • Member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in MDL No. 2666, In re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Products Liability Litigation

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • Speaker at Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) National Convention in April 2017 in Las Vegas, NV re: bellwether process and screening criteria for cases against 3M involving the Bair Hugger
  • Speaker at American Association for Justice (AAJ) National Convention in February 2016 in Boca Raton, FL re: screening criteria for talcum powder/ovarian cancer cases against Johnson & Johnson 
  • Co-presenter of a Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ) webinar re: The Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Trials - Why are juries punishing J&J?

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award Winner, Board Member, and Volunteer – Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2013 Drinker Biddle & Reath James H. Douglas, Jr. Award Recipient for values and belief in the importance of service to the community and the nation through government service and participation in community, education, artistic, and charitable activities
  • Board Member – archi-treasures
  • 2010, 2011 and 2012 Drinker Biddle & Reath Pro Bono Achievement Award Recipient

Volunteer/Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer contributing writer - Global Rights for Women: an organization working on a global scale to promote women's human rights through legal reform and systems change
  • Board Member - Ascension Place: transitional housing for women, emergency shelter for women with children, permanent/supportive housing, and community-based programs
  • Founder and Clinical Supervisor – pro bono legal clinic in partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal 
  • Services, Erie Neighborhood House, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Volunteer Attorney – Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney – National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Guest Teacher – Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago “Lawyers in the Classroom” program
  • Judge – Project Soapbox Public Speaking Competition
  • Reading Tutor and Mentor – Working in the Schools program