Attorney Michael Goldberg grew up the son of working class parents, who at times struggled due to the inequities of the corporate world. The need for an education and the importance of protecting the working class, was stressed by his parents throughout his childhood. His parents were especially proud to be related to Supreme Court justice Arthur J. Goldberg, who also served as the Secretary of Labor under President John F. Kennedy. Arthur Goldberg, while general counsel for the United Steelworkers of America, has been credited with being the architect who engineered the combining of the AFL with the CIO, thus strengthening organized labor in America. With such a strong role model, the law firms co-founder decided to become an attorney who would devote his career to helping the working class citizens of this country in their struggle against corporate America.