William L. Goldman Sr.

William L. Goldman Sr.

Of Counsel
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

William L. Goldman, Sr. was the founder of Goldman Law Offices. In 1947, after honorably serving our country as a United States Navy Pilot during World War II, Mr. Goldman, Sr. settled in Bucks County with his wife, Jean, a Navy nurse. After earning his law degree from Temple University in 1951, he started in private practice and concentrated in Family Law.

Mr. Goldman, Sr. served as the Past President of the Bucks County Bar Association as well as a Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Vice President. He was a member of the Family Law Section of the Bucks County Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association since 1975. Mr. Goldman, Sr. also served as Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

From 2004, Mr. Goldman, Sr. was selected annually as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer through a peer review process published by Philadelphia Magazine. Mr. Goldman, Sr. was a Past Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He received Martindale-Hubbell's 'AV' rating, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1951
  • District of Columbia, 1951


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1951
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1942

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983 - 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member 1963 to present, (Member, Board of Directors, 1963-1964; Treasurer, 1966-1971; Vice President, 1973-1974; President, 1974-1975)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member 1952 to present, (State Chairman, Minor Judiciary Small Claims Procedure Committee, 1975-1977; Member, Executive Council, Family Law, 1975; Vice Chairman, 1984-1985, Family Law Section; First Vice President, Family Law Section, 1988-1989; Chairman Elect, 1987-1988; Chairperson, 1989-1990)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 2000-2005
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1975 to present, (Member: Family Law Section; Criminal Law Section)
  • Inter-American Bar Association, Member, 1989 to present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member 1973 to present
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1988-2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1984-2011
  • American Arbitration Association, Member of Panel, 1965-1980


  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity