Dan Goldstein has earned a reputation as a successful trial lawyer specializing in construction and real estate litigation, routinely representing owners, contractors, and design professionals in claims regarding defect, delay, non-payment, non-disclosure, breach of contract, boundary disputes, and easement disputes.
Over the last 18 years, Dan has tried nearly 50 cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators, achieving awards ranging in size from $20,000 to $5,000,000. Leveraging this experience, Dan has also achieved favorable settlements for his clients in hundreds of other matters.
Dan is rated AV-Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for construction litigation in the Portland market since 2013, and has been listed in Oregon Super Lawyers in the area of Construction Litigation since 2016. Dan attended law school at the University of Washington after obtaining his undergraduate degree from Portland State University.
In addition to litigating complex construction cases, Dan has helped shape important points of law in Oregon, having successfully briefed and argued several key cases of complex construction issues before the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals, including the following:
• PIH Beaverton, LLC v. Super One, Inc.
• Sunset Presbyterian Church v. Brockamp and Jaeger, Inc.
• Shell v. The Schollander Companies, Inc.
• Wood Park Terrace Apartment LP v. Tri-Vest, LLC
• Sunset Presbyterian Church v. Andersen Construction Co.
Outside of the office, Dan plays trumpet in local venues and teaches trumpet lessons on a limited basis. Dan also plays tournament racquetball locally and enjoys outdoor activities such as biking and running. Dan and his wife volunteer with the Clackamas County 4-H Camp throughout the year.
Clients, colleagues, and judges have said the following about Dan:
"The best civil attorney I've had in my courtroom, bar none."
- Circuit Court Judge
"Dan is a terrific lawyer; he is incredibly knowledgeable, is a skilled strategist, and has the personal skills to make you feel at ease throughout the whole process. Dan helped myself and 18 other homeowners in a construction defect litigation. Thanks to his expertise and tenacity we received the best outcome possible. Dan's guidance, knowledge, communication and personable nature made everyone feel confident we were in great hands."
"Excellent construction defect plaintiff counsel. A fierce advocate with high ethical standards, while we are frequently adversaries he had my utmost respect."
"We were about to walk away from a real-estate deal going awry when we decided to consult Dan. Not only did he help us understand our rights, but he also set the other party straight when no one else could. He speaks so logically and respectfully that he got the other party to acquiesce easily."
"Dan was professional, approachable, practical and always accessible (responded personally to an email from me at an unreasonable hour). Dan worked diligently to understand the moving parts that made our case viable. Dan contacted our expert witness on several occasions to verify details, confirm understandings and narrow down ambiguity. Ultimately we ended with the most favorable result possible."
- U.S. District Court District of Oregon
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington