Attorney Profiles - Child:Greer Goldberg

Greer Goldberg

Associate

Greer Goldberg brings to her family law practice two vital perspectives: a sensitivity to psychology and an understanding of the complexity of business law. "I initially focused my studies on psychology, motivated by my interest in understanding and helping people," says Goldberg. "With that motivation in mind, when I began pursuing my law degree, I did so with an eye toward family law." As her studies continued, however, she realized she had a surprising acumen for business law. "I became very interested in the legal intricacies of business and finance."

A conversation with her grandmother refocused Goldberg. "I was talking to her about law school, and about which direction to pursue. She reminded me of why I'd started in the first place: to help people."

Goldberg recognized her clients would benefit from her knowledge of the sophisticated structure of business law, as well as from her feel for the inner complexity of psychology, all in the service of people and families. She followed this course through clerkships at a law firm and the courtroom of a Domestic Relations judge, as well as research positions for a law professor studying aspects of family law.

Goldberg then joined Davis Friedman as a clerk in 2015, attracted by the firm's thoughtful manner. "Clients come to Davis Friedman at a very vulnerable time, in complicated and stressful situations involving their families, their children and their assets. Davis Friedman understands this, and takes great care with each case."

Goldberg sees herself pursuing what she describes as a "peaceful" approach to family law. "The attorneys here have taught me to be less focused on the fight and more focused on the resolution."

She cites the importance of balancing tenacity and preparedness with sympathy for clients and their circumstances. "A family lawyer is not a therapist," she says, "but sensitivity is a huge part of being a good attorney."

Admitted to the Bar

2015, Illinois

Education

Indiana University, B.A., Psychology, 2012

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Accomplishments and Publications

The John Marshall Law School Law Review, "Silence is Not Golden According to Salinas v. Texas," Author, 2015.

CALI Award of Excellence in Contracts Law, 2012

CALI Award of Excellence in Evidence, 2013

CALI Award of Excellence in Criminal Procedure, 2014

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