Larry J. Goldman has been defending insurance companies, businesses and individuals in Texas against lawsuits for more than 38 years. Larry has served as lead counsel in thousands of successful insurance defense cases. His experience covers a range of issues, including trucking defense and casualty and property cases for insurance industry leaders, including first party cases for many insurance companies.


He has received the highest rating (AV Preeminent) for his outstanding legal abilities and professional ethics by Martindale-Hubbell®. Larry is board certified in personal injury trial law.


Larry enjoys spending time with his young grandchildren, sailing, and jetskiing. He is an avid basketball and football fan who cheers loudly for the San Antonio Spurs.



  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D. 1982)



  • Defense Research Institute

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association

  • Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation

  • American Board of Trial Advocates



  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas


Representative Cases

Allstate Wins Against Bad Faith Claim

  • George Chapman and Karen Chapman v. Allstate Texas Lloyds (Randall County)


Trucking Company Successfully Defended

  • Teresa Rangel and Diego Batalla v. Plutraco Gonzalez Mascorro d/b/a/ PGM trucking Inc. and Gilberto Gomez (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas) (Laredo)


Music Star Defended After Bus Accident

  • Ricardo Vega v. Emilio Navaira (Bexar County)


Bad Faith claim against Allstate (involving plumbing leak). Jury finding no breach of contract and no bad faith.

  • Berryhill v. Allstate (Ector County)


Larry J. Goldman

Phone: 210.340.9801