Contact Info240 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
David T. Goldberg is a New York-based attorney whose practice is focused primarily on constitutional and public law litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court and in federal and state appellate courts. He is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Co-Chair of the Law Review, David served as law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and to Justice David H. Souter. He then worked in the White House as special counsel in the Office of Presidential Personnel. From 1995 to 2000, David served on the staff of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., where he litigated cases based in constitutional and statutory anti-discrimination law at both the trial and appellate level.
Since first establishing his own practice in 2000, David has been involved in more than 150 matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, representing a diverse array of clients, including state and local governments, labor unions, civil rights, public health, and environmental organizations, community groups, and members of the U.S. Senate. In 2006, he helped to establish the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he taught for ten years, and from 2016 through 2018, he taught full-time at Stanford Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. In 2014, David was among the 75 lawyers recognized by Reuters as constituting the "elite" of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, one of only a handful on that list with a public interest, rather than a business-focused, practice.
David has been involved in important civil rights and commercial cases in federal and state appellate courts around the country, and he is frequently sought out by other attorneys and firms to lend expertise on discrete legal issues and to advise on matters of appellate strategy and Supreme Court practice.
He resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Wesley Weissberg, and their two children.