The Catholic University of America

 

 

 

 

In Memoriam: Stephen M. Goldman
1946-2014

 

 

The Columbus School of Law is deeply saddened to announce that Stephen M. Goldman, a longtime Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, passed away on July 10, 2014.  He was 67.
 
Professor Goldman had just concluded his final classes at the law school. He attended a reception for departing part-time adjunct faculty, officially called distinguished lecturers, on June 25.
 
Professor Goldman joined the law school faculty in 2002 and over the years taught Corporations, Professional Responsibility and the Law of Lawyering, Civil Procedure, Advance Civil Procedure (Pre-Trial Practice), Conflicts of Law, and Business and Ethics. He formerly served as director of the part-time faculty for the law school.   
 
After graduating Duke University, Professor Goldman received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1971. He held a clerkship with The Hon. John Paul Stevens, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in 1973-1974.
 
Professor Goldman was a former partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP and was currently serving as counsel at Sands Anderson P.C., in its McLean, Virginia office, where he was a member of the business and professional litigation group. He was a former editor of Coverage, the publication of the Insurance Coverage Section of the American Bar Association. 
 
His career encompassed interesting sidelights, including the earning of a Doctorate in Political Philosophy and Ethics from Oxford University, where he was a Ford Foundation scholar. Professor Goldman also managed and owned businesses in the electrical supply industry and management consulting along the way.
 
"Steve was about as close to being a Renaissance man as we find in the current century. He had a successful career in business and later practiced law for many years, specializing in pre-trial litigation. But his main love was ideas,” said Professor Roger Hartley, a faculty friend and colleague. “Steve was a generous colleague, a loyal friend, and in every way a class act."    
 
Professor Goldman was a well-known authority and speaker on legal ethics and civil litigation procedures for legal and other professional audiences.
 
He was the author of Temptations in the Office: Ethical Choices and Legal Obligations, published by Greenwood/Praeger. Professor Goldman had also published on issues related to pre-trial practice and the preparation of witnesses for deposition, and corporate governance. He had served on ethics panels at two annual conferences of the Judicial Conference for the United States Court of Claims and has lectured on ethics at programs of NITA, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He is an active member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.

“Throughout his legal career, Steve embodied the ideal. He zealously represented his clients, and did so with complete integrity.  He exemplified the highest standards of professional conduct,” said his friend and colleague, Professor Clifford Fishman.
 
Professor Goldman was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and held three active bar memberships. He is survived by his wife, Allison Feierabend, CUA Law Class of 2005.
 
Professor Goldman’s family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the Stephen M. Goldman Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, 3600 John McCormack Road, N.E., Washington, DC 20064.
 
 
A service of thanksgiving and celebration
of the life of
Stephen M. Goldman
will be held on Thursday, July 17th at noon
at St. John’s Episcopal Church – Georgetown Parish,
3240 “O” Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. 
All are welcome.