Daniel J.I. Goldberg

Daniel J.I. Goldberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

The Goldberg Law Office, PLLC
 | 2006 Commonwealth Street, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-942-0600
Fax: 713-942-0601
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Hebrew
    Attorney Profile

    The image of a Super Lawyer generally involves a grey beard, top dollar suits, fancy pants office building, and an assortment of law firm regalia, including mugs & polo shirts. But apparently, there's a place for guys like me. How? Why? I don't claim to know. All I can relate is my approach I've used since I began practicing law.

    Start off with the client and their story. First ask: "how can I help?"... Then listen, understand, question, grasp, and ask the same question of yourself: "how can I help?" 

    The law is critical to figure out what remedies, if any my cilent may have. But a dualing consideration is whether this client should litigate through the problem/controversy, or if there's a peaceful alternative. “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” – Abe Lincoln. Can anyone argue with that man? But his words are as true today as back in the mid-1800s.

    The "art of compromise," however isn't as simple as Rodney King's famous words: "Can't we all just get along?" Knowledge of the law, diplomacy, balance, strategy, effort, and determination are all needed in order to best position one's client for a successful "compromise," whether before suit if filed or right before a verdict is read.

    If a fight is worthy of being fought, however, and no compromise is feasible, then all of that earlier preparation and qualities only help ensure victory. But all along the attorney should keep asking himself "how can I help" acheive not only victory - but more importantly the client's goals.

    What else? Oh, a good sense of humor, patience, tenacity, and a healthy dose of insanity may help a litigator succeed & enjoy his life. And that I do - I've had the honor of representing hundreds of individuals, businesses & non-profits in their efforst to right wrongs & improve their standing, all while learning from my clients, colleagues, opposing attorneys & others.

    While it is a shame that litigation is so often resorted to, it is an unavoidable by product of human nature: people will wrong others; misunderstandings will arise; individuals will screw up; etc. And if there is a way for an attorney to help remedy that (without making the problem worse), then what greater calling can there be (for a guy unwilling to learn medicine...)?

    About Daniel Goldberg

    Admitted: 2007, Texas

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • I am licensed to ride a moped & am not afraid to use it., 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to Tennessee Bar Association, 2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • We represent and serve as "out-house" counsel to 1/2 dozen synagogues in the Greater Houston region. Most of these synagogues are independently run by a rabbi, or a few rabbis & their wives. Our pro bono representation has ranged from litigation in court to transactional assistance (to the extent I could offer advice). I'm proud to be the first attorney so many rabbis choose to call. While they know I won't charge them, I like to think they call instead because of the trust, rapport, confidentiality & quality of work they now know to expect from me., 2008
    • Spent the better portion of a Summer volunteering for ProBar in Harlingen, Texas, mostly defending indigent clients in deportation proceedings., 2007

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Educational Background:

    • Attended, went insane at, survived & graduated from the Virginia Military Institute., 1999
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    Office Location for Daniel J.I. Goldberg

    2006 Commonwealth Street
    Houston, TX 77006

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    Last Updated: 3/31/2020

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