Mr. Goldman, a native Californian, graduated cum laude with a political science degree from California
State University, Northridge, in 1978. He attended California Western School of Law in San Diego,
receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1981. Mr. Goldman practiced in San Diego in a personal injury and
business litigation firm for four years prior to relocating to San Francisco in 1985.
Mr. Goldman began focusing his practice on business law and malpractice defense for physicians and
dentists in 1985 while working for several law firms in San Francisco. In 1990, Mr. Goldman formed The
Goldman Law Firm, which consists of trial attorneys and associates who primarily defend dentists and
physicians in malpractice, business, and employment litigation. The Goldman Law Firm moved from
downtown San Francisco in 2001 to its present location in Tiburon, California.
Mr. Goldman has extensive jury trial experience from defending doctors and dentists in malpractice cases
throughout California. Given his extensive trial work, he has been elected by his peers into the American
Board of Trial Advocates. In addition to malpractice defense work, Mr. Goldman spends a lot of time assisting
dentists with their business and employment law needs, such as associate agreements and practice sales.
Mr. Goldman is presently an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Orthodontics, at the University of the
Pacific, School of Dentistry, as well as an Assistant Adjunct Professor with the Department of Growth &
Development at the University of San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Mr. Goldman lectures at UCSF and
UOP several times a year on the subjects of risk management and business law for dentists on a national