Barry I. Goldman

Barry I. Goldman

Partner since 1969
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
213-784-2801
Fax:
213-623-7755
E-mail:

After receiving his BA from UC Berkeley in 1961, Mr. Goldman obtained his JD from Hastings College of Law in 1964. Mr. Goldman is a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He was formerly the Vice Chairman of the Attorney-Client Relations section and the Judicial Appointments Committee of LACBA. He is a Board Member of the Friends of the Breast Program at UCLA. Mr. Goldman is a member of the ATLA, CAALA and CAOC. He frequently lectures before these groups as well as CEB, the USC School of Law and the UCLA School of Law.

He has been named as a "Super Lawyer" by the Super Lawyers Magazine and was a finalist for the 2008 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award given by the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1966

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Products Liability
  • 30% Construction Accidents
  • 10% Toxic Torts
  • 10% Medical Malpractice
  • 20% Major Auto Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1964
    • Law Journal: Hastings Law Journal-Article (Vol. 15, No 1), 1963 - 1964
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1961
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Moderator, Construction Accident Cases, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Lake Tahoe, NV, March, 29, 1985
  • Moderator, Construction Accidents and Workers' Compensation, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Newport Beach, CA, November, 6, 1986
  • Moderator, Industrial Injuries, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Universal City, CA, November, 12, 1988
  • Moderator, Discovery Through Pretrial, LATLA - Los Angeles, CA, September, 22, 1990
  • The Inapplicability of Civil Code Section 1431, et seq. (Prop. 51) To Employers in the Context of Third Party Civil Actions, (Co-Author with Robert B. Steinberg and David A. Rosen), LATLA - Stateline, NV, October, 19, 1991
  • Workers' Compensation and Subrogation (Co-Moderator with Donald C. Green), California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - San Francisco, CA, November, 7, 1991
  • Interrelationships Between Workers' Compensation and Third Party Actions Avoiding Pitfalls & Maximizing Results, (Co-Author with Peter H. Crossin), LATLA - Advocate, May, 1993
  • Litigating Water Contamination in the San Gabriel Valley - California Emerging Toxic Torts Conference, Mealy Publications, Inc. - Marina Del Rey, CA, June, 15, 1999
  • Calculating Damages in Personal Injury, (Co-Author with Ryan Kirkpatrick), CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, August, 24, 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • How to Maximize Damages - Proving the Soft Tissue Injury, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), April 7, 1984
  • Comparative Fault Practice, Continuing Education of the Bar (C.E.B.) - Westwood, CA, May 19, 1984
  • The Art & Science of Obtaining Expert Witnesses; Do you Always Need and Expert, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - San Diego, CA, September 2, 1984
  • Advanced Advocacy College - Opening Statement and Direct Examination, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Los Angeles, CA, May 2, 1985
  • The Hidden Case: Products Liability and the Injured Worker, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association (LATLA) - Las Vegas, NV, October 12, 1985
  • What Demonstrative Evidence Sells: How to Increase Damage Awards by Selecting the Right Demonstrative Evidence, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - San Francisco, CA, November 10, 1985
  • The Law of Workers' Compensation Liens and Credits, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Lake Tahoe, NV, April 4, 1986
  • Dynamic Plaintiffs Discovery Strategies & Maximizing Effective Deposition Techniques, Utah Trial Lawyers Association - Salt Lake City, UT, September 20, 1986
  • Workers' Compensation - Spotting Third Party Defendants, LATLA - Las Vegas, NV, October 17, 1986
  • Speaker, Construction Accidents: Deposing the Superintendent for the General Contractor, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Universal City, CA, November 12, 1988
  • When and How to Try a Case Without Experts, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Lake Tahoe, NV, March 31, 1989
  • Discovery - Deposition Technique, CTLA Advocacy College - Oxnard, CA, September 7, 1989 - September 9, 1989
  • Speaker, Discovery Through Pretrial, LATLA - Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1990
  • Product Liability Trial - Cross Examination of Defendant's Expert, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Stateline, NV, March 15, 1991
  • The Workers' Compensation Intervenor, Friend or Foe - The Plaintiff's Perspective, Zenith Insurance Company - Santa Barbara, CA, 1991
  • Preparation of the Plaintiff for Deposition and Trial Testimony, LATLA - Lake Arrowhead, CA, August 7, 1992
  • Chairman, LATLA's Annual Paralegal Seminar - Los Angeles, CA, September 19, 1992
  • Settlement Strategies and Techniques in More Complex Tort Cases, LATLA - Las Vegas, NV, October 3, 1992
  • The Peculiar Risk of Harm Doctrine, California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA) - San Francisco, CA, June 26, 1992
  • Discovery in the Construction Site Accident Case: Developing Liability with Depositions and Documents, California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - Stateline, NV, March 27, 1993
  • Premises Liability and the Construction Site Accident: Establishing the Independent Negligence of Property Owners and General Contractors, LATLA - Las Vegas, NV, October 3, 1993
  • The Law of Workers' Compensation and Credits, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel - Santa Barbara, CA, November 5, 1994
  • Settlement and Negotiating Tactics, LATLA - Las Vegas, NV, October 15, 1994
  • Developing the Discovery Plan in a Construction Site Accident Case (All Stars Seminar), San Diego Trial Lawyers Association - Coronado, CA, August 25, 1995
  • Discovery Issues Unique to Product Liability Cases, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) - Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 1995
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Motions in Limine, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) - San Francisco, CA, November 16, 1995
  • Voir Dire - Handling the Sensitive Issues, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, October 5, 1996
  • Considerations on How and Whether to Depose the Defense Expert, CAALA - Los Angeles, NV, August 14, 1997
  • Making and Avoiding Objections at Trial, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, October 13, 1997
  • The Latex Litigation, Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association - Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 1998
  • Nuts and Bolts of Trial Evidence, CAALA - South Lake Tahoe, NV, March 28, 1998
  • Business Torts - Conflicts of Interest, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, September 19, 1998
  • The High Impact Resume and Impressive Interview Techniques: A Hiring Partner's Perspective - From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, October 17, 1998
  • Voir Dire - Handling the Damages Issue, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, October 23, 1999
  • Explaining Pain & Suffering to a Jury, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, September 9, 2000
  • Construction Accidents: Where are They in Today's Environment, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, September 8, 2001
  • The Relationship of Voir Dire and the Closing Argument, CAALA - Las Vegas, NV, September 6, 2003
  • Finding the Third Party Case, Handling the Third Party Case and Employer (Subrogation) Issues, California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), 1980 - Present
  • Coordinating Workers' Compensation and the Third Party Case - The Credit Issue, CAAA - Palm Springs, CA, January 20, 2004
  • Co-Chairman, How to Try a Damage Case from A to Z, CAALA - Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA), Member, Board of Directors, January 26, 2002
  • University of California, Los Angeles - (Friends of the Breast Program), Board Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Past Member, Board of Trustees
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Attorney-Client Relations Section, Former Vice Chairman
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Former Member, Judicial Appointment Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Dahlstrom & Walton, 1964 - 1966

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Panel