Byron R. Goldstein


Byron 2015-0610-103146

Byron R. Goldstein joined Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho in July 2014.  Prior to joining GBDH, Byron worked for Clarence, Dyer and Cohen where he defended individuals and businesses in state and federal criminal prosecutions, pre-indictment federal criminal investigations, and regulatory investigations.  He also advised and represented clients in parallel civil/criminal actions, high-stake tort claims, and civil disputes with local municipalities and other government entities.

Before that, Byron worked as a public defender for children with the Legal Aid Society in New York City where he handled over 50 trials and suppression hearings.  Previous to that, he clerked for Judge U.W. Clemon in the Northern District of Alabama and worked in the litigation practice at Sidley Austin in New York City.  In addition, while at Columbia Law School, Byron externed for Judge Richard J. Holwell in the Southern District of New York and for the New York State Attorney General.  Byron was also a student and alumni board member of Columbia’s Public Interest Law Foundation.

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  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2007
  • M.S.c., Development Studies, University of London School of Oriental & African Studies, 2004
  • B.B.A., Business/Finance, Emory University, 2003

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of California, 2013

  • State of New York, 2008

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2014

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2013


  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law

  • Public Service Fellowship, Columbia University School of Law

  • Parker School Recognition, Columbia University School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Bar Association, Mentoring Circle Leader, BASF basketball

Prior Employment

  • Associate, Clarence Dyer & Cohen, San Francisco, CA, 2013-2014
  • Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society - Juvenile Rights Practice, Brooklyn, NY, 2009-2013
  • Law Clerk, Hon. U.W. Clemon, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2008-2009
  • Associate, Sidley Austin, LLP, 2007-2008
  • Intern, Hon. Richard J. Holwell, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, NY, 2005

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