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Dan Goldstein’s love of trial work has led to a wide-ranging practice that includes complex commercial matters, high-impact public interest litigation, personal injury, white collar criminal defense, and court appointments to represent defendants charged federally with death-eligible offenses.
Dan’s business litigation has included defending a truck manufacturer in suits by disgruntled dealers, the defense of numerous officers and directors of failed savings and loans, a recovery for limited partners in a franchise who were misled by a franchisor, defense of libel actions, trade secret litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, lease covenant disputes for commercial tenants of shopping centers, and business partnership disputes.
As counsel for the National Federation of the Blind, Dan has initiated a national legal campaign to ensure access to technology. His settlement of a class action against Cardtronics, which provides for tens of thousands of voice-guided ATMs, constituted a major step toward making this ubiquitous convenience accessible to the blind. His suit against Target.com set precedent regarding the application of access laws to websites, and his suit against America Online has made AOL accessible to the blind. In litigation from Maryland to Florida, he has helped ensure the right of the blind to vote independently and in secret. This work has gone beyond litigation to partnerships, including the negotiation of joint technology agreements with technology developers such as Amazon.com.
In personal injury cases, Dan has secured large verdicts and settlements for victims of medical and legal malpractice, for persons who were criminally assaulted in an unsafe environment, and for persons who were harmed by unsafe pesticide exposure.
A former federal prosecutor, Dan’s criminal practice has included successfully avoiding prosecution for a target of an independent counsel, representing an attorney charged with campaign financing violations, a minister charged with mail fraud, various medical practitioners charged with insurance fraud, as well as persons charged federally with violent crimes.
Dan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been listed among Maryland’s Top 50 Super Lawyers, and is a 2010 winner of The Daily Record‘s Leadership in Law Award. In 2011, Dan received the American Bar Association’s Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights. This award is presented each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to further the rights, dignity, and access to justice for people with disabilities. Dan’s acceptance speech. Also, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense categories and in 2012, was selected for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective and by-invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Dan is a Member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer - Civil Rights||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer - Criminal Defense White Collar||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyers - Civil Rights||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2012|
|Civil Rights, Comm Lit, & White Collar Crim Def||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights||America Bar Association||2011|
|Leadership in Law||The Daily Record||2010|
|Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers||American College of Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Maryland's Top 50 Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP||1982 - Present|
|Assistant United States Attorney||Office of the United States Attorney||1976 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2012 - Present|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||N/A|
|National Federation of the Blind vs. Target||In a settlement, Target agreed to take necessary steps to make its web site fully and equally accessible and to pay $6 million in damages to a class of blind Californians who had unsuccessfully attempted to use the web site.|
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts & The National Federation of the Blind v. Cardtronics||In a class action agreement, it was agreed that Cardtronics would make all of its ATMs accessible on a scheduled basis, Cardtronics would pay the NFB $900,00 for attorney fees, and make a $100,000 contribution to Massachusetts’ local consumer aid fund.|
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|Morgan Kaufmann Publishers||Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy||2015|
|ABA’s Law Practice Today||Why Digital Accessibility Matters to the Legal Profession—A Conversation with a Young Blind Attorney||2013|
|The Federal Lawyer||Disability Rights and Access to the Digital World: An Advocate’s Analysis of an Emerging Field||2012|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|9th European e-Accessibility Forum||The stick, the carrot, and cozying up: a litigation and legislative strategy for making e-accessibility the default in American post-secondary education||2015|
|U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties||Achieving the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Digital Age||2010|