Attorney-artist and Connecticut native, Frederick A. Goldstein has lived in Florida since 1975. He has been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 33 years. Mr. Goldstein specializes in advocating for the rights of children, as well as in issues relating to the care and civil rights of mental health patients in state and private institutions. He was featured on two segments of the ABC 20/20 program for his work in uncovering abuses of the elderly, and was also the attorney in a landmark case involving protecting nursing home residents from unwanted forced feedings. This case was featured in Time Magazine and led to a change in state regulations. Mr. Goldstein has also worked as an assistant state attorney and assistant public defender and is a certified arbitrator and mediator in the areas of county, civil, family and dependency.
Mr. Goldstein is also a metal sculptor. Five of his sculptures are prominently displayed in public places:
“The Maestro” on Riverwalk, is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale and is listed on the Smithsonian Directory of Art in Public Places in Washington, D.C.
“Returning Soldier” is in the atrium of the Dania Beach City Hall
“Parents and Child” is in the entrance to the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, North Regional Service Center, Fort Lauderdale
“Striving for Excellence” is in the entrance to the South School of the Broward Children’s Center, Dania Beach
“I am you, You are me” is on the grounds of Gilda’s Club of South Florida in Fort Lauderdale.