Attorney William Goldfarb Joins the Melvin M. Belli Society
He joins a prestigious group of trial lawyers in “By Invitation Only” society
In awarding Mr. Goldfarb membership, the Society’s executive director stated that it is a ‘great honor and privilege to welcome you as a member of The Melvin M. Belli Society. With membership, Mr. Goldfarb joins a select group of attorneys from around the globe dedicated to the principles of extraordinary client representation through education.
The Society was founded in 1981 by famed attorney Melvin M. Belli. Its purpose was, and is still, to promote the international exchange of ideas among lawyers through meetings and education. The Society has traveled to Germany, Cuba, the United Kingdom and other countries in pursuit of their goal. The Society also published the International Law Journal. Mr. Belli gained renown as an attorney through what was then considered unusual methods. In his first personal injury lawsuit, Mr. Belli represented an injured cable car gripman. Mr. Belli brought a large model of a cable car intersection and the gearbox and chain involved in the accident to demonstrate to jurors exactly what happened. His early use of photographs, movies, scale models, human skeletons and other devices was dramatic, riveting and highly effective, earning him the title “Father of Demonstrative Evidence.”
Mr. Goldfarb was officially accepted into membership at the Society’s meeting in Los Angeles on July 21. In accepting the honor, Mr. Goldfarb said, “I’m both very excited and honored that the board members of the Belli Society selected me to join their prestigious organization. I have always been fascinated by the creativity and successes that Melvin Belli exhibited in the courtroom. It brings me great pleasure to work with a Society comprised of such excellent lawyers throughout the United States who too enjoy sharing their success through teaching others to become better trial lawyers.” Mr. Goldfarb also stated, “Teaching other lawyers has become a large part of my practice at this point in my law career and I look forward to being a contributing member of the Society.”