Michael J.  Goldman


Michael Goldman specializes in the defense of product, premises, and general liability cases with an emphasis on catastrophic and high-exposure cases for insureds and self-insureds. He currently serves as catastrophic injury counsel for a national insurance carrier as well as national product liability trial counsel for another large carrier.

Michael has more than 40 years of experience litigating cases throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He has tried more than 50 cases to jury verdict in Georgia, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Florida, California, and Arizona. Michael also has an active appellate practice and has handled over 60 appeals in state and federal courts.



  • Emory University School of Law  (J.D., 1976)
  • University of Richmond  (B.A., 1973)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Virginia


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • DRI
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Old Warhorse Lawyers Club
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Virginia State Bar
  • ALFA International
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers® Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta (2018, 2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2003-2023)
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2023)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, Georgia Super Lawyers (2015)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine (2007)

Selected Trials

  • Larry Davis v. Shelby Specialty Gloves, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Joanne Gray, et al. v. Leisure Life Industries Inc., Rockingham Superior Court, New Hampshire
  • Bishop v. David Lindsey Homes, Inc., State Court of Fayette County, Georgia
  • Brogden v. Kellwood Co., Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County
  • Kinsler v. Sara Lee Corp, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division
  • McArthur v. Milton's Food Services, Inc., State Court of Hall County, Georgia
  • Patterson v. Central Mills, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division
  • Richard K. Folsom, et al v. Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA, et al., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Athens Division
  • Needham, pro ami v. Coordinated Apparel Group, Addison County Superior Court, Vermont
  • Linda Rossby v. Victoria's Secret Stores, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Northern Division
  • Wilson v. Union Underwear, Inc., U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire