A Wide Range of Experience
|David has more than 30 years of experience in employment, discrimination and civil rights law. 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 graduated from Brandeis University with honors before continuing his education abroad at St. John’s College in Oxford, England.There, he studied philosophy of the mind and the problems of freedom, determinism and responsibility.
After graduate 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 the firm of 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.
Areas of PracticeEmployment Law
Bar AdmissionsState of Iowa (1977)
U.S. District Courts - Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa (1977)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1977)
U.S. Court of Claims (1980)
U.S. Supreme Court (1986)
EducationUniversity of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, J.D. (1977)
St. John’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, Graduate study in Philosophy (1964-67)
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, B.A. in Philosophy with honors (1964)
Honors/AwardsBoard Certified Mediator, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, Advanced mediation training.
AV® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Group/Organization MembershipsIowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Polk County Bar Association
American Bar Association, Labor Law Section; Dispute Resolution Section
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
American Academy of ADR Attorneys, Board Certified Mediator
Iowa District Court Mediation Program
Iowa Association of Mediators
Association for Conflict Resolution
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. v. Blackford, 661 N.W.2d 515 (Iowa, 2003)