Bernard E. Goodman

Barney Goodman is a Partner with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig who specializes in resolution of business and construction disputes, mechanics liens, real estate, foreclosures, and contract, corporate and employment disputes as well assisting clients in their business and real estate transactions.

Barney litigates in state and federal courts and frequently does appellate work in the Virginia Supreme Court. He is often called upon to give expert testimony on the topics of real estate law and attorney fees. Barney has served as Chairman of the Judicial Screening, Long Range Planning and Professionalism Committees of the Fairfax Bar Association. Barney is AV®-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer-Review Ratings, the highest rating available for excellence in legal ethics and practice.

Barney graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He then received his J.D. at Case Western University Reserve School of Law. As a U.S. Army Officer, Barney was certified as a lawyer by the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General in Fort Eustis, Virginia, prior to serving in Vietnam. He worked as Trial Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. before entering private law practice in 1975 in Tysons Corner.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Business litigation & arbitration
  • Loan documentation
  • Corporate law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate disputes
  • Commercial real estate
  • Construction disputes
  • Business transactions
  • Real estate transactions

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1968
  • District of Columbia, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1974
  • Virginia, 1976

Professional Memberships & Associations:

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Chairman, Sub-Committee on Media-Press Relations, 1978-1979
  • Member, Circuit Court Committee, 1981-1984, Judicial Screening Committee, 1983-1986 and 1992-1995
  • Chairman, 1985-1986
  • Member, 1989-1992 and Chairman, 1990-1992, Long Range Planning Committee
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, 1992-1995
  • Member, Professionalism Committee, 1996-1999
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar

Education:

  • J.D., Case Western University, 1968
  • B.S.Econ, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1965

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