Alabama State Bar, 2001
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2001; B.S., Spring Hill College, magna cum laude, 1998
Ben Goldman is a member in the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC, a full-service civil firm with offices throughout Alabama in Birmingham, Mobile, Athens, and Fairhope, and he is Chair of the firm’s State and Local Government and Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Practice Groups. Since 2001, Goldman has practiced in Birmingham as a litigator, successfully defending clients through all stages of federal and state court litigation, including trial and appeal. He has represented over 50 Alabama municipalities, utilities, development boards, and other governmental entities. Pursuant to appointments, he presently serves as City Attorney and Prosecutor for Tarrant, Alabama, City Attorney for Cordova, Alabama, Town Attorney for Mulga, Alabama, and Corporate Counsel for the Birmingham Land Bank Authority. Furthermore, Goldman has served as corporate counsel to local, regional, and national businesses, representing them in such matters as contract negotiations, employment issues, and collections, and he has represented and advised lenders and large creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
In 2012, Goldman received the International Municipal Lawyer Association’s 2012 Daniel J. Curtin Young Public Lawyer of the Year Award as the top public lawyer under 40 in the U.S. and Canada. Among his recognitions, Goldman has been named a 2015 "Rising Star Lawyer" by the Birmingham Business Journal, a “Super Lawyer” and an “Alabama Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in multiple years, a 2012 “Top 40 Under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal, as one of the inaugural “Rising Stars of the Bar” for 2013 by B-Metro, and as a “Top Attorney” by Birmingham Magazine. He is a recipient of The Literacy Council’s Distinguished Partner Award and the National MS Society Leadership Award. He is a graduate of the 2009 IADC Trial Academy hosted by Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, and he is a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class 7.
Goldman graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Spring Hill College. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law where he was a member of the National Trial Advocacy Team, a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, a Student Bar Association Senator, and an Honor Court Justice.
In service to his community, Goldman is currently Vice President of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys and the President of the Tarrant-Pinson Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Executive Committee, the governing body for the organization’s more than 4,000 members. He is also a member of the Birmingham Tip-Off Club and the Crewe of Columbus. He is a volunteer for the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, and a United Way of Central Alabama Visiting Allocation Team. Goldman is a former member of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Board of Directors, former President of the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board of Directors, and a former member of the Family Promise of Birmingham Board of Directors.
2016: Council: Construction Fence Needed Around Bank Building Today
2015: Council Orders Demolition of Great Rock Road Property
2015: Goldman Elected to Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee
2014: Columbiana Hires Hand Arendall
2014: Congratulations to Super Lawyers and Rising Star Award Winners
2013: Vestavia Hills Deals with Unsafe, Blighted Homes
2012: Municipal Work by Hand Arendall's Goldman Contributes to Breakthrough Year for the City of Tarrant
Ben Goldman's Award Winning Municipal Law Work Featured in Over the Mountain Journal
Hand Arendall's Goldman Featured in 'The Alabama Municipal Journal' for Changing City's Future by Optimizing Municipal Law
City of Tarrant Changes Community's Future by Optimizing Municipal Law - Hand Arendall's Goldman Honored for Municipal Legal Work