H. Nicholas Goodman, Esq.

After graduating law school Mr. Goodman spent two years as Law Secretary to an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Manhattan.

            In 1986, Mr. Goodman began his career at Quirk and Bakalor, P.C. where he was named partner six years later.  Over the years Mr. Goodman developed a wealth of experience in civil litigation including:

  • drafting and responding to pleadings
  •  researching, drafting and arguing motions, including motions for injunctive relief, motions for summary judgment and motions to disqualify
  • taking and defending depositions
  • working with a host of experts, including architects and engineers, economists, vocational rehabilitation specialists and physicians
  • jury trials
  • drafting appellate briefs and arguing appeals

 Mr. Goodman has tried more than 40 cases to verdict before juries in the state and federal courts located throughout the New York City metropolitan area. He has taken verdicts in a variety of tort cases, as well as copyright and trademark infringement actions. 

Mr. Goodman has also briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, before New York’s Court of Appeals and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Goodman’s clients currently include prominent individuals in the entertainment industry, a well-known provider of cable television and internet services, national retailers, and a realty trust with an extensive portfolio of commercial properties. 

He also works with several major insurers and reinsurers domestically and abroad.  He has gained a working knowledge of insurance coverage issues, particularly those arising under commercial general liability and media perils insurance policies.


B.A.  Bard College, 1976

M.A. University of Texas, 1980

J.D.   University of Texas School of Law, 1984


State of New York, 1985

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit,1997 
United States Supreme Court, 2013