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 litigator, successfully defending clients through all stages of federal and state court litigation, including trial and appeal. He has represented over fifty Alabama municipalities, utilities, development boards, and other governmental entities. 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. Pursuant to appointments, he presently serves as City Attorney and Prosecutor for Tarrant, Alabama, and as Town Attorney for Mulga, Alabama. Goldman is the chair of Hand Arendall’s State and Local Government Practice Group.
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 a member of the Tarrant-Pinson Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Tip-Off Club, the Crewe of Columbus, and a volunteer for the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program. 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, a former member of the Family Promise of Birmingham Board of Directors, and a former member of a United Way of Central Alabama Vising Allocation Team.
Among his recognitions, Goldman was named a “Super Lawyer” and an “Alabama Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in multiple years, 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. In 2012, Goldman was named a “Top 40 Under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal. He also received the International Municipal Lawyer Association’s 2012 Daniel J. Curtin Young Public Lawyer of the Year Award.
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