Specializing in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
 with Emphasis on Trauma to the Brain

I am pleased to announce my retirement from the active practice of law.
 I remain available to refer you to other attorneys with special expertise in brain injury.

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J.D. from Stanford Law School

M.B.A. from Stanford Business School

Member of San Diego Brain Injury Foundation since 1984

Highest Legal Ability and Ethical Rating Continuously Since 1984 (AV Preeminent, 4.5-5.0)** Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Practicing Law in San Diego, Southern California


It is time to break the silence of the traumatic brain injury epidemic.



Call 619.235.6344 or 866-headlaw(1.866.432.3529)  
or email goldin@headlaw.com for a free consultation.


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In 2012 & 2013, David Goldin Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association

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In March, 2013, San Diego Magazine names David L. Goldin as one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego (who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence).


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Super Lawyer Logo  "Seriously Outstanding--The Top 5 Percent"

Once again in 2014, for the sixth time, David Goldin is chosen as one of the top lawyers in San Diego in the field of "Personal Injury Plaintiff: General"


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Recent recoveries for our brain injury clients of

  $3,000,000, $10,800,000 (of counsel), $4,000,000,
$2,175,000, $1,340,000, $990,000, $925,000 and $1,125,000.  
Please call if you would like details.



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Personal Concern for Injury Survivors and Their Caregivers

"I would like to thank you for all the hard work and dedication you have displayed in representing my son for the past few years.  The effort you put into this case is proof of a true professional and also a man with great integrity.  I really believe you had the best interest at all times for my son."

Letter from mother of brain injured client, March 19, 2007. 

(Quoted on my website with her consent and approval.)  

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Judge's Comment

At a hearing in San Diego Superior Court on September 30, 2010, to approve a $3,000,000 settlement for my brain injured client and his wife, the Judge kindly remarked that I am "someone you could play dice with over the phone." 

It always makes sense to me to be truthful in representing my clients. 

If there is not a true story to be told, there is no reason to have my assistance.

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AV Preeminent Continuously Since 1984

AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0) is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

(Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory)

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David Goldin graduated from Stanford Law and Stanford Business Schools as the first student to complete the then new law (JD) and business (MBA) combined degree program at Stanford. He started his legal career in San Diego in criminal law successfully handling jury trials for those who could not afford an attorney in serious felony cases such as rape, robbery and murder, obtaining "not guilty" jury verdicts in these and other cases on behalf of his indigent clients. 

In the mid-1970'sMr. Goldin's law practice changed to civil cases. In the 1980's, along with an active business litigation practice,he became interested in brain injury cases. In the 1990's he found those suffering "mild" traumatic brain injuries often did not receive fair compensation in our courts and decided to concentrate on helping survivors of brain injury and their families. Since that time Mr. Goldin has successfully obtained numerous six and seven figure money recoveries for his injury clients.

Mr. Goldin now focuses his law practice on serious brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) injury.  His goal is to offer personal legal services that make a difference by providing attention and resources for the successful treatment and rehabilitation of injury survivors and their families.  

Mr. Goldin believes the key to successful legal representation is personal concern for his clients and their caregivers.

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Selected Community Activities

Opinion Editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune
October 17, 2007

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Breaking the Silence
on Brain Injury

What do Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Stan Humphries, Eric Lindros, Pat LaFontain, Dale Ernhardt, Jr., Chris Irwin, George Clooney, and probably 20% or more of our troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, have in common? This is an increasingly important question; please take a moment to think about it before reading on.

(Complete Article)

Brain Injury Speaker Series Video

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, in cooperation with the University of California, San Diego, presents the 2002 Brain Injury Speaker Series on Legal Evidence and Tactics. Mr. Goldin discusses how to make an invisible brain injury visible for a judge and jury to understand the reality and severity of the brain damage to the survivor. This program in its entirety has been broadcast multiple times on local TV.

Click here to view a small portion of the video:

Broadband Video


9-11 Trial Lawyers Care

Brain Injury Lawyer, David L. Goldin free representation for 911 victims.



Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Certificate of Appreciation



SDBIF Certificate of Recognition



Acquired Brain Injury Program

David Goldin, conducts Acquired Brain Injury Program




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I hope my website helps you if you or your loved one 

 face these life-challenging injuries

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Where Justice Is a Bridge to Healing



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 619.236.7474 (fax)
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David L. Goldin


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750 B Street, Suite 3300

San Diego, California  92101

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You pay no attorney fees unless we win.

It is time to break the silence of the traumatic brain injury epidemic.


If an attorney can handle brain injury litigation, the attorney can handle any injury case.

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