William L. Goldman Jr.

William L. Goldman Jr.

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

William L. Goldman, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. He handles matters which include Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Traumatic Brain Injury, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims, as well as Insurance Bad Faith claims. In his criminal practice, Mr. Goldman has effectively defended clients in homicide cases, drug offenses, theft, assault, juvenile offenses, driving under the influence, and traffic violations. In Personal Injury matters, Mr. Goldman has successfully achieved settlements and/or awards in the millions of dollars.

After graduating with honors from Temple Law School in 1975, Mr. Goldman began his legal experiences as an Assistant District Attorney for the prosecutor's office in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Since his years as a prosecutor, he has been a partner in the firm.

During his career, he has handled numerous litigation and mediation matters and has been selected to serve as plaintiff's arbitrator, as well as neutral arbitrator, in a multitude of significant cases. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and has tried cases to verdict.  Since 1995, Mr. Goldman has held an AV® Preeminent™ rating by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system, which is the highest rating available based on expertise, highest ethical standing, and professional ability. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has also been consistently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004. He is a member of both the Million Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1975
  • New Jersey, 1976
  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1975
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1972
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Pennsylvania State Troopers Association


  • The Thompson Organization (Thompson BMW, Thompson Lexus, Thompson Toyota; Thompson Maserati, Thompson Alfa Romeo)

Honors and Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™, 1995 - Present
  • Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine, 2011 - 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 - 2015
  • Philadelphia's Best Lawyers, 2013 - 2015
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, 1995 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1975 - Present
  • The Florida Bar Association, 1975 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1994 - 2005
  • American Association for Justice (Formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), 1978 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), 1994 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1999 - Present
  • Solicitor, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 53, 1977 - Present
  • Solicitor, Sheriff of Bucks County, 1983 - 2006
  • Assistant Solicitor, Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, 1977 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Master, 1997 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008 - Present
  • Bucks County Bank, Director, holding numerous committee memberships including Executive committee, Asset Liability Committee, Audit Committee, Loan Review Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, Member, Board of Directors, 1987-1997, holding committee memberships, including Executive Committee, Joint Conference Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1975 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Doylestown, 1974 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Doylestown, Director, 1995 - 1996
  • Central Bucks Family YMCA, Board of Directors, 1984
  • March of Dimes, Board of Directors, 1985 - 1990


  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity