Tom Goldberg

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Niko Bellic threatening Tom Goldberg at gunpoint.

Tom Goldberg is a lawyer at Goldberg, Ligner and Shyster in Grand Theft Auto IV. He is only featured in the mission Final Interview where Niko Bellic is sent by Francis McReary to kill Goldberg and retrieve a document.

According to his law firm's website, Goldberg is credited for his work on human rights and charity works. He is considered a success within the legal profession. He is often the legal expert on Weazel News and is quoted several times in the Daily Globe. According to his secretary, when not working on his cases, he spends his time teaching disadvantaged young boys to swim.

Tom Goldberg is the second lawyer named "Goldberg" in the GTA series, after GTA III's Maurice Goldberg (lawyer to Salvatore Leone). These characters, however, appear in different continuities.

When Niko threatens Tom Goldberg, Goldberg says, "Guns don't kill people, video games do!", a line frequently, but falsely, attributed to real-life lawyer Jack Thompson, known for his antipathy towards violent video games, especially the Grand Theft Auto series.

Tom Goldberg vaguely resembles actor Robert De Niro; note in particular the mole under his right eye.

Surprisingly, even after Goldberg is killed, his firm's website still shows his name and photo and doesn't mention his death.

After his death, his partner Dick Shyster says to the Liberty Tree that he will take over most of his cases.