Allan H. Goodman, the owner of Solomon Publications, is a judge, a mediator, an arbitrator, and an educator. 


Goodman is currently a Judge on the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. From 1993 to 2007, he was a Judge on the United States General Services Board of Contract Appeals. From 1975 to 1993, he was an attorney in private practice. His practice emphasized contract and procurement law — commercial, construction, and government (federal and state).

Goodman is an experienced arbitrator and mediator. He became a member of the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel of Arbitrators in 1980, and served on more than forty arbitration panels for the AAA. From 1989-92 he was a member of the District of Columbia Bar's Attorney-Client Arbitration Board which provides mediation and arbitration of fee disputes between attorneys and clients. From 1990-92 he was a member of the District of Columbia Superior Court Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Panel, where he arbitrated contract disputes. While in private practice, Goodman mediated disputes arising from the construction of the Federal Triangle Project -  Ronald Reagan Building, in Washington, D.C.  In his current position, he mediates and arbitrates contract and grant disputes between contractors, municipalities, and the federal government.

From 1987 to 2001, Goodman was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught Construction Contract Law. He has also taught Government Contract Law at the University of Richmond - T.C. Williams College of Law (1980-85) and the University of Virginia (Northern Virginia Extension)(1981-84). In 1996 and 1997 he was a member of the National Construction Arbitrator Training Faculty of the American Arbitration Association. Goodman speaks frequently on alternative dispute resolution techniques, and currently serves as a guest lecturer in two courses at the George Washington University School of Law.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S. cum laude, 1972) and the University of Toledo College of Law (J.D. 1974) and a member of the bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.

Goodman is the author of two best-selling texts on conflict resolution —Basic Skills for the New Arbitrator and Basic Skills for the New Mediator, both in their second editions (2004). 

In 2014 he authored and published his first novel, Father,Son, Stone, a historical mystery that takes place in Israel.