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Thomas W. Goldman

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Thomas W. Goldman, J.D., LL.M. 

Tom Goldman has taught and practiced law for over 44 years. A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a B.A. degree in political science, he followed in his family’s footsteps by attending the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as President of the International Law Society.

 He practiced law in Meridian, Mississippi and in 1973 graduated from New York University School of Law with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.).  Mr. Goldman then began of career as a law professor at the University of Tulsa Law School (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Teaching Fellow at Southern Methodist School of Law (Dallas, Texas) and Associate Dean of Mississippi School of Law (Jackson, Mississippi). He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Barry Law School (Orlando, Florida), Florida Institute of Technology in Orlando (Titusville, Florida),  Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida), and Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia). 

Mr. Goldman is former Legal Director, Financial Planning for the Christian Broadcasting Network, and former CEO of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida. He held a Series 7 securities license and worked as a District Manager for a publicly-traded financial company.

 He is a member of the National Immigration Project, State Bars of Mississippi and Virginia, and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and Mississippi Supreme Court. Mr. Goldman is a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society of Fellows. He appears frequently in immigration court, and has represented clients in deportation proceedings in Orlando, Miami, San Juan, San Antonio and Detroit.

Goldman and his wife Jody are avid sailors. They are members of the Manatee Sailing Association and Bradenton Yacht Club and frequently participate in events with their Catalina 30 named “Asylum”.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years, 3 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (never)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Henry Maney

    Outstanding Legal Expertise -Tom is both a gentleman and a scholar. His knowledge in the field of immigration & nationality law is outstanding.


    Richard Maney Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peggy R. Hoyt

    I have known Tom Goldman for nearly twenty years. When I first met him, I self-nominated him as my mentor. He was working as a financial advisor at the time and I was a "newbie" estate planning attorney. I needed someone wiser and experienced - I chose Tom. He has the highest integrity and I would not hesitate to endorse or recommend him.


    Peggy Hoyt Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Goldman & Loughlin, PLLC

435 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL, 34205

Goldman & Loughlin, PLLC

6200 Lee Vista Blvd., Ste. 300
Orlando, FL, 32822

Goldman & Loughlin, PLLC

1751 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL, 34236



VAAuthorized to practice law198603/31/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law196907/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished FellowRoyal Society of Fellows2005
Thomas W. Goldman DayMississippi Legislature1986
Law Profess of the YearMississippi College School of Law1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerGoldman & Loughlin, PLLC2004 - Present
ShareholderGoldman Law Firm1992 - 2004
Legal Director, Financial PlanningChristian Broadcasting Network, Inc.1986 - 1992
Professor of Law and Associate DeanO. W. Coburn School of Law, ORU1982 - 1986
Professor of Law and Associate DeanMississippi College School of Law1976 - 1981
Teaching FellowSMU School of Law1975 - 1976
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Tulsa College of Law1973 - 1975
AssociateGoldman & Goldman, PA1968 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Mississippi State BarMember1968 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Visa Granted for ArtistThe visa was granted in less than 15 days.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Citizenship AmericaApply for Asylum in the United States2009
Citizenship AmericaCitizenship America2004
10 Tulsa L.J. 36Use of the Diploma Privilege in the United States1975
10 Tulsa L.J. 537Collection of Debts Incurred by Military Personnel: The Creditor's View1975
51 J. Urb. L. 405Corporate Image Advertising: A Discussion of the Factors That Distinguish Those Corporate Image Advertising Practices Protected under the First Amendment from Those Subject to Control by the Federal Trade Com1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1973
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of MississippiPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Immigration LawImmigration Law2011