Harry Goldman Jr., Baltimore attorney for six decades

A colleague recalled Mr. Goldman as "the consummate legal professional and a powerful advocate."

Harry Goldman Jr., an attorney who practiced law for 60 years, died of pneumonia Oct. 4 at Northwest Hospital.

The Pikesville resident was 92.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Dr. Harry Goldman Sr. and Bessie Cohen.

He was a 1942 graduate of the Park School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a mechanic stationed in Caserta, Italy.

He earned a bachelor's degree at the Johns Hopkins University and was a 1951 graduate of the Columbia University Law School.

He joined the National Labor Relations Board in North Carolina before returning to Baltimore to practice law. At his death, he was a partner with Robert G. Skeen in the firm of Skeen, Goldman LLP.

"He had numerous victories in litigation, and he was successful in getting random selection of jurors before the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City," said Mr. Skeen. "He represented asbestos victims, both in the state and federal courts, since the 1970s. He also represented clients before the Maryland Court of Appeals in connection with his asbestos practice.

"He was the consummate legal professional and a powerful advocate," Mr. Skeen said. "He would spend any amount of time necessary to get ready for a case."

Mr. Goldman was a lifelong hunter and fisherman.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Baltimore Bar Library in the Clarence M. , Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, 100 N. Calvert St.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Goldman of Miami and Roy S. Goldman and George F. Goldman, both of Baltimore; a brother, Robert Goldman of California; and two grandchildren. His marriages to Lenora Shapiro and Kathleen Busch ended in divorce.

—Jacques Kelly

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