Jennifer S. Goldman

Jennifer S. Goldman

Dallas, Texas

I have worked for many years directly in the courtroom setting, either as an assistant district attorney, a lawyer appointed by the courts to represent parents and children embroiled in courtroom battles, or as a lawyer representing individuals in divorces and custody disputes.

Because I see that the court process is almost always traumatic for all parties, with costs that mount ridiculously high and emotions that escalate out of control, I embrace all dispute resolution processes that allow people to exercise control over their own case. In line with this philosophy, I mediate custody, family and CPS cases on a regular basis, and I wholeheartedly endorse the collaborative/cooperative law process. I also previously served as a City of Dallas associate municipal court judge, where I endeavored to resolve all disputes as efficiently as possible within the confines of the law.

My goal with the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Goldman, P.L.L.C. is to use this experience to help people resolve family conflicts in the most streamlined, respectful and financially responsible way possible. Because my clients believe that the welfare of their children necessitates them being civil to their spouse/significant other/relative, they tend to value communication, creativity and flexibility. Ultimately, they believe that their future, as well as the child's future, is more important than the past.

Areas of Practice

  • Child Welfare
  • Custody
  • Family
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Child Welfare Law Specialist, certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children, accredited by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Cardozo Society's 2011 Young Leader of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Texas Association of Mediators, Full Member
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Distinguished Mediator
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • CLI - TX, Member
  • IACP, Member