Jeremy M. Goldman

Jeremy M. Goldman was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on Division Four of the First District Court of Appeal in June 2022, and was sworn in on August 10, 2022 after being confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

Justice Goldman previously served as Co-Chief of Appellate Litigation and as a Deputy City Attorney for Government Litigation at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.  In those roles, he supervised appeals and defended city ordinances and programs against constitutional and other legal challenges.  He was also a member of the Office’s Affirmative Litigation Task Force, which develops and prosecutes cases alleging unfair business practices.

Before joining the City Attorney’s Office in 2014, he practiced law at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in Oakland, where he handled a wide range of commercial cases and also served on the legal team that represented gay and lesbian couples in their successful constitutional challenge to the state law that prohibited them from marrying, Proposition 8.  He is a former law clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and was elected a member of the American Law Institute in 2015.

Justice Goldman received his law degree from Yale Law School in 2001.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto (1990), a master’s degree in social and political theory from the University of Cambridge (1992), and a doctorate from the Department of Politics at Princeton University (1997). 

Justice Goldman and his wife have two children.