Judith B. Goodman, Attorney

Areas of Practice

Business / Management Consulting
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Market Research & Analysis
Strategic Planning / Action Plans
Issues Advocacy
Government Relations
Media & Broadcasting

Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad Law Center
J.D., 2003

Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., 1982

Stephens College
B.A., 1972

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia

200 Butler Street
Suite 307
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Phone: 561.247.7211
Email: judygoodmanpa@aol.com

Judy Goodman, P.A. is a public policy law firm that works with clients to develop effective responses to important issues.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of major hospitals, government agencies, and research institutions
  • Strategic research and corporate intelligence
  • Speeches and Media Appearances
  • Adjunct Professor of Health Care Law, Florida Atlantic University, Graduate Health Administration Program, College of Business, 2011-2019
  • Pro bono: Special Prosecutor, Office of the State Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, Limited Tenure 2010
  • Co-Chair, Friends of Children's Services, Inc., 2014 successful campaign to reauthorize the Children's Services Council, that won with 85% of the vote


1. "Charitable Choice: The Ramifications of Government Funding for Faith-Based Health Care Services," Nova Law Review, 2002.

2."Opening Up Cuba," Collins Center for Public Policy, 2003.

3. 2012-2018: Research studies for the School Board of Palm Beach County (2012); Health Care District of Palm Beach County (2015); and Children's Services Council (2016-2017).


Ms. Goodman moved to Florida in the mid-1970s for a long broadcasting career with the CBS-television affiliate in West Palm Beach, where she hosted public service talk shows, and later rose to Editorial Director, winning AP awards for best editorials in Florida for her on-air work.

Dually involved on the business side of the parent corporation which owned the TV station, Ms. Goodman served as Vice President of Dreyfoos Group/Photo Electronics Corporation, a private capital management firm which owned various businesses during her 27-year tenure there.

She later practiced corporate law in private equity and venture capital with the law firm now called Locke Lord LLP, a national law firm.

Long involved in the development of civic, cultural and educational infrastructure in Palm Beach, Ms. Goodman started the community's first arts council, served as the initial founding executive director of the Palm Beach County Council of the Arts in 1978, and later served as its Chairman in 1982. She was awarded in 2018 the Legacy Award for an Individual from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County on their 40th anniversary. Beginning in 1978, she was instrumental in developing the world-class performing arts center in Palm Beach County and continues to serve as Life Trustee of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the $100 million (largely privately financed), 2189-seat multipurpose facility that opened fully funded in September 1992.

Ms. Goodman is a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association and the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. She is also a Distinguished Trustee and former chairman of the South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions, the community's largest tourist attraction. She was inducted into the South Florida Fair Hall of Fame.

She has also been instrumental in private support for public schools, serving as statewide public policy chairman for the South Florida Annenberg Challenge, which raised $100 million for public schools in the tri-county region of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties from 1998-2002. She is the author of numerous policy position papers on issues in health care access and education and served as co-chair of Friends of Children's Services, Inc., the private support group that successfully campaigned to reauthorize the Children's Services Council with 85% of the vote.

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