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Daniel B. Goldman

Daniel B. Goldman


Dan Goldman concentrates his practice on high-exposure product liability and commercial matters. His incisive case strategies, superior written and oral advocacy skills, ability to manage cases and communicate with clients, general counsel, opposing counsel and co-counsel makes him an asset to his clients across multiple industries.

Dan has defended Fortune 500 client manufacturers and distributors in the automotive, consumer product and medical device sectors. Notable casework has included defending major automotive clients in pattern and multidistrict litigation. His broad experience makes him well-versed in all aspects of pre-suit consultation, investigation, motion practice, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal. Throughout his career, Dan has dived into complex issues, from difficult legal doctrines to intricate technical details. He has successfully employed threshold legal defenses, spearheaded investigative efforts, worked closely with clients to respond to discovery, deposed and defended many technical witnesses and achieved summary dispositions. 

Dan has been devoted to learning the history and technical details of his clients’ products and services to optimize his consultation and defense efforts. He is passionate about the legal implications of emerging technologies including AI, driver assistance, and automated driving technologies, and has drawn on his litigation experience and his analytical skills to guide his clients on emerging trends and topics.

Owing to his background in physics and astronomy, Dan is also a licensed patent attorney. Before entering the legal profession, Dan worked with the University of Chicago and NASA developing instrumentation that was used on an airborne observatory and proposals for the James Webb Space Telescope. 

Dan and his wife have two children and two dogs. He enjoys travelling with his family and supporting and coaching his children in their athletic and scholastic endeavors.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2017
  • California, 2014
  • Illinois, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2008

    Contributing Editor, Seventh Circuit Law Review

    Associate Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law

    Moot Court Honor Society

  • University of Illinois, B.S., 2004

    James Scholar

    National Merit Scholar

    Majors: Physics, Astronomy


    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation – Commercial Litigation, 2024

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • “AZ Update on Product Liability Law,” Co-Presenter, ACC Arizona CLE Luncheon, July 2019


  • "The Protection of Trade Secrets from Disclosure Via FOIA Requests," Seventh Circuit Law Review, May 2008