Professor Goldhammer received a BA in History from the University of Colorado Boulder and his J.D. Degree from the University of California Berkeley. He then served as a law clerk for Judge Sherman Finesilver of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He practiced with the Colorado Attorney General's office, acting as counsel for Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. He engaged in private practice, specializing in labor and workers' compensation law currently with the firm of Rosenblatt and Gosch. He is a fellow with the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He was an affiliate faculty member at Metropolitan State College of Denver in Business Law and an Adjunct Professor at Sturm College of Law teaching Sports and Labor Law.