Dan Goldstein, who co-founded Brown, Goldstein & Levy with Chris Brown, retired from the practice of law on December 31, 2017.
Dan Goldstein’s love of trial work 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 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 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 made AOL accessible to the blind. In litigation from Maryland to Florida, he helped ensure the right of the blind to vote independently and in secret. This work went 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 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.