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Harold I. Goodman

Employment and labor Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

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  • Licensed for 51 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1972
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Harold Goodman’s very first case out of law school required him to argue his client’s First Amendment rights before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A unanimous decision in his favor sparked a profound commitment to fight for those in need. He did just that with Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services for almost two decades where he litigated and won a number of complex class action and individual lawsuits on behalf of unemployed employees, consumers and homeowners. In the early 1990s, a complex asbestos case for the Philadelphia School District brought Mr. Goodman into contact with Raynes McCarty and he has been with the firm ever since.

Throughout his career, Mr. Goodman has proven to be a formidable advocate, particularly in the arena of workers’ rights. On four occasions, he has been called upon and won cases before the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Goodman has argued and won more than 10 cases in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and more than 30 cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and voted as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by his peers.

In individual and class action cases, Mr. Goodman has represented countless workers who have been discriminated against because of their gender, race, age, national origin or disability. He also has defended whistleblowers and businesses that denied workers the pensions they were promised. One of his most significant cases, Mr. Goodman represented black Pennsylvania state troopers who had been systematically discriminated against for decades. At the time he began his representation, only 40 of the 4100 state troopers were from minority groups. Once the class-action case was concluded, 620 troopers came forward.

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Location

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer
1845 Walnut St
Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4767

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1969
  • Boston University
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $25,000,000 Recovery for Philadelphia Schools
  • $2 Million Settlement for City Officials Inciting and Covering Up a Murder
  • Confidential Settlement for Police Failure to Prevent Suicide
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 100: 2016 Pennsyvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100: 2017 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 23rdAnnual Employment Law Institute
  • Evidence Issues in Employment Litigation
  • 2017

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Philadelphia Employment and labor Lawyer Harold I. Goodman
Harold I. Goodman
Employment and labor Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 51 years