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About Daniel

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 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. Dan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been listed among Maryland's Top 50 Super Lawyers, is a winner of The Daily Record's 2010 Leadership in Law Award, and received The Daily Record's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, given to attorneys and judges who are well respected in their profession, active in their community, and dedicated to growing the next generation of legal leaders. Dan was honored in 2016 by the National Federation of the Blind with the Kenneth Jernigan Award, an award given to someone who has made a significant contribution to the blindness community. Mark Riccobono, President of the NFB, commented "Blind Americans have made progress during the past thirty years due to the skill, imagination, heart, and commitment of Dan Goldstein and his work with the NFB." 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 was named Best Lawyers 2018 Baltimore Civil Rights Law Lawyer of the Year. 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 former Member of the American Bar Association's Commission on Disability Rights.

work Experience

Assistant United States Attorney
Office of the United States Attorney
Jan. 1, 1976 - Jan. 1, 1982
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Partner
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Jan. 1, 1982 - Jan. 1, 2017
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school Education

Amherst College
AB
- 1969

University of Texas School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1973

bookmark Awards

Lawyer of the Year - Civil Rights Law
Best Lawyers in America
2018
Best Lawyer - White-Collar Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
2018
Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
2018
Best Lawyer - White-Collar Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
2017
Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
2017
Best Lawyer - Civil Rights Law
Best Lawyers in America
2017
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Daily Record
2017
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2016
Kenneth Jernigan Award.
National Federation of the Blind
2016
Best Lawyer - Civil Rights Law
Best Lawyers in America
2016
Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
2016
Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
2016
Best Lawyer - Civil Rights
Best Lawyers in America
2015
Best Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
2015
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2015
Best Lawyer - Criminal Defense White Collar
Best Lawyers in America
2015
Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Best Lawyers - Civil Rights
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2014
Best Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2013
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2012
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2012
Civil Rights, Comm Lit, & White Collar Crim Def
Best Lawyers in America
2011
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2011
Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights
America Bar Association
2011
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2010
Leadership in Law
The Daily Record
2010
Maryland's Top 50 Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Magazine
2010
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2009
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2008
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
0
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
American College of Trial Lawyers
0

group Associations

Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
None -

Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2012 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

Disability Rights and Access to the Digital World: An Advocate's Analysis of an Emerging Field
The Federal Lawyer
Why Digital Accessibility Matters to the Legal Profession—A Conversation with a Young Blind Attorney
ABA's Law Practice Today
Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
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