Danielle Goodman-Levy

Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice

Tel (347) 295-2594

Dani joined BDS’s Family Defense Practice in September 2016. She is a proud graduate of Vassar College, where she received her B.A. in 2009, and of New York University School of Law, where she received her J.D. and graduated cum laude in 2016.

While in law school, Dani participated in two clinics and interned with several public defender offices. She participated in NYU’s Family Defense Clinic, where she worked on BDS cases, representing parents accused of child abuse and neglect. That clinical experience proved influential, as Dani knew she would love to some day work for BDS’s Family Defense Practice. She was awarded the Ann Petluck Poses prize for outstanding work in a clinic. Dani also participated in NYU’s Juvenile Defender Clinic, where she represented Brooklyn youth accused of acts of delinquency. Dani spent a summer at The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), representing clients in parole revocation hearings, and a summer at The Bronx Defenders, assisting attorneys on cases in both family and criminal court.

Before law school, Dani held a variety of jobs and thought carefully before becoming a lawyer. Among them, she worked in Brooklyn as a Geriatric Case Manager for The Guardianship Project, a spin-off of the Vera Institute of Justice, and as a Field Organizer on President Obama’s re-election campaign, in Las Vegas, NV of all places. Believe it or not, Dani also played rugby for 15 years. She was named a Collegiate All-American player in 2007, toured with the developmental USA Women’s National Team, and played for a semi-professional women’s team in New York City.

Dani is thrilled to be a lawyer and is extremely humbled to be representing parents in Brooklyn’s Family Court.