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David H. Goldman - Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Employment Law Lawyer
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501 SW 7th StreetSuite JDes Moines, IA 50309
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David H. GoldmanLawyer Overview

A Wide Range of Experience

David has over 30 years of experience in employment law, discrimination and civil rights. He has represented employees and employers with an emphasis in the past 20 years in employee representation. He has experience in all facets of employee-employer litigation. David is also a trained, certified and experienced mediator. David is dedicated to making a positive difference through the careful application of insight, skill and tenacity for...

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A Wide Range of Experience

David has over 30 years of experience in employment law, discrimination and civil rights. He has represented employees and employers with an emphasis in the past 20 years in employee representation. He has experience in all facets of employee-employer litigation. David is also a trained, certified and experienced mediator. David is dedicated to making a positive difference through the careful application of insight, skill and tenacity for those he serves.

David was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Brandeis University where he graduated with honors, before continuing his education abroad at St. John's College in Oxford.There he studied philosophy of the mind and the problems of freedom, determinism and responsibility.

After school, David worked as an instructor in Philosophy at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, teaching introduction to Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and American Philosophy. He returned to Des Moines in 1969, working first as Executive Director of Community Improvement, Inc. and then as General Manager and President of Iowa Paint Manufacturing Co., Inc.  At the age of 35, David returned to school, where he earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa's College of Law in 1977. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa the same year.

David's law career began with Rogers, Phillips & Swanger, where he was made a partner in less than two years. In 1982, he was a founding member of Black, Reimer & Goldman, a firm practicing primarily in the fields of civil rights, employment, labor, OSHA, administrative, corporate, education and health law. He later founded David H. Goldman, P.C., where he added mediation services to his repertoire.

In 2000, David H. Goldman, P.C., merged with Babich & Renzo, which has since become Babich Goldman, P.C. David continues to take cases in employment law, representing both employees and employers. As a certified mediator, David continues to provide mediation services for disputes of all kinds, but primarily in issues of employment.

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Practice Areas
Employment LawCivil RightsMediation ServicesDiscrimination
Current Employment Position(s)
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Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Iowa, 1977U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1977U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1977U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1977U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1980U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
Specialties and Certifications
Board Certified Mediator, American Academy of ADR Attorneys
Other Affiliations
Polk County Bar Association (Member) Iowa State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section (Member) American Bar Association, Labor Law Section (Member) American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section (Member) Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (Member) National Employment Lawyers Association (Member) Iowa District Court Mediation Program (Member) Iowa Association of Mediators (Member) Association for Conflict Resolution (Member)
Education
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1977
J.D.
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1964
B.A.
Honors: With Honors
Major: Philosophy
Oxford University, St. John's College, Oxford, England, 1967
Major: Philosophy
Pro Bono Activities
Member, Polk County Conservation Board/City of Des Moines Trails and Greenways Advisory CommitteeBoard Member, Bnai Jeshurun CongregationPresident, Board of Jewish Education and Culture of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, IowaPresident, National Board Member, Des Moines Chapter of the American Society for Technion—Israel Institute of TechnologyBoard Member, Des Moines Community PlayhousePresident, Des Moines Jewish AcademyCommittee Member, Des Moines Public Schools Committee on Religion in CurriculumCo-Chair, Governor's 1985 Iowa Trade Mission to IsraelBoard Member, Hospice of Iowa FoundationBoard Member, Iowa Children and Family ServicesVice President, Iowa Civil Liberties UnionBoard Member, Iowa Methodist Health FoundationPresident, Jewish Community Relations Commission of Greater Des Moines, IowaMember of Executive Committee, Jewish Council on Public Affairs (JCPA)Board Member, Jewish Educational Service of North America, Inc. (JESNA)Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, IowaBoard Member, Mid-Iowa Drug Abuse CouncilMember, Bishop Dingman Task Force on Human RightsNational Conference of Christians and JewsBoard Member, Vice Chair for Long Range Planning, Science Center of IowaBoard Member, Executive Committee Member, United Way of Central Iowa
Classes and Seminars
Instructor, Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey
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AV® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
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Office Information
Address
501 SW 7th StreetSuite JDes Moines, IA 50309
Phone
515-309-6850
Fax
515-309-6851
Accepts Credit Cards
Yes
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Representative Cases
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. v. Blackford, 661 N.W.2d 515 (Iowa 2003) IBP, Inc. v. Iowa Employment Appeal Board, 604 N.W.2d 307 (Iowa 1999) Valentine v. American Home Shield Corporation, 939 F. Supp. 1376 (N.D. Iowa 1996) Matter of Phillips, 166 B.R. 129 (S.D. Iowa 1994) Hunsaker v. Public Employment Relations Board, 504 N.W.2d 633 (Iowa 1993) Greenland v. Fairtron Corporation, 500 N.W.2d 36 (Iowa 1993) Nicol v. Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 490 N.W.2d 565 (Iowa 1991) Verne R. Houghton Insurance Agency, Inc. v. Orr Drywall, Co., 470 N.W.2d 39 (Iowa 1991) Conaway v. Webster City Products Co., 431 N.W.2d 795 (Iowa 1988) Lustavitch of Iowa, Inc., et al. v. Walters and the State of Iowa, 681 F. Supp. 610 (S.D. Iowa 1988) Lustavitch of Iowa, Inc., et al. v. Walters and the State of Iowa, 873 F.2d 1161 (8th Cir. 1988) B.A.A v. Chief Medical Officer, University of Iowa Hospitals, 421 N.W.2d 118 (Iowa 1988) Robbins v. Easter Enterprises, Inc., 650 F. Supp. 199 (S.D. Iowa 1985) Robbins v. Iowa Road Builders Co., 828 F.2d 1348 (8th Cir. 1987) Robbins v. Easter Enterprises, Inc., 487 U.S. 1234, 108 S.Ct. 2899, 101 L.Ed.2d 933 (1988) Easter Enterprises, Inc. v. Robbins, 487 U.S. 1240, 108 S.Ct 2914, 101 L.Ed.2d 945 (1988) Eswood Homes, Inc. v. Iowa Department of Job Service, 379 N.W.2d 33 (Iowa Ct. App. 1985) Newsom v. U.S., 676 F.2d 647 (Cl. Ct. 1982) Matter of Lewellyn, 26 B.R. 246 (S.D. Iowa 1982) Libe v. Board of Education of Twin Cedars Community School District, 350 N.W.2d 748 (Iowa Ct. App. 1981) Moody v. Bogue, 310 N.W.2d 655 (Iowa Ct. App. 1981) Jackson County Public Hospital v. Public Employment Relations Bd., 280 N.W.2d 426 (Iowa 1979) McFarland v. Board of Ed. Of Norwalk Community School Dist., 277 N.W.2d 901 (Iowa 1979) City of Des Moines v. Public Employment Relations Bd., 275 N.W.2d 753 (Iowa 1979)
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