Elana Goodman is proud to dedicate her practice to the representation of victims of sexual assault in their pursuit of justice.
Elana zealously advocates for her clients by prosecuting claims against schools, spas, hotels, religious institutions, other businesses and other organizations for their failure to protect them against sexual abuse. She works aggressively to hold these entities accountable for the devastating injuries and damages that result from sexual abuse.
Prior to joining the firm, Elana litigated a broad range of civil matters, including lawsuits against employers and premises owners arising from claims of sexual abuse and assault. Elana also litigated many other types of civil matters, including those involving premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, construction defects and claims of inadequate security or supervision. During this time, Elana’s practice consisted largely of the representation of hotels, resorts, spas, condominiums and schools. In addition, Elana worked as a commercial litigator, handling disputes arising from commercial real estate transactions, shareholder agreements, breach of contract and interference with business relationships and defamation.
Elana has achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating available for attorneys and demonstrates outstanding achievement, legal ability, and professional ethics. Elana is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a civil circuit court mediator.
Elana is admitted to the Florida Bar (1998) and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (1998). She has tried cases before juries in state and federal court throughout South Florida.
Elana received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998 with honors. Elana received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Elana is a Miami native. She currently lives in Parkland with her husband and two children. When not practicing law, Elana volunteers regularly in her community, with a focus on voter education and the protection of voting rights. Elana is a member the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, the National Crime Victim Bar Association and the Fort Lauderdale chapter of Ms. Esquire, a professional networking organization.
If you have a been a victim of sexual assault, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at 954-641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Elana Goodman at [email protected]