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Attorney James Goodnow

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Mr. Goodnow, a Harvard Law grad, is a plaintiffs’ catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigator. He has first-chaired or co-first chaired hundreds of cases to successful resolution -- resulting in nearly $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He was a member of the trial team that secured one of the largest collected jury trial verdict and post-trial verdict awards in U.S. history: over $700 million. Goodnow has been featured by global news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Forbes and more. He has been honored with countless awards and accolades. Newsweek showcased Goodnow as one of "20 Leaders" among "Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers" in the United States. Attorney at Law Magazine named him and his colleague Marc Lamber "the #1 personal injury team in the United States." The National Trial Lawyers selected Goodnow for inclusion in its “Top 100 Trial Lawyers" list. North Valley Magazine featured him as one of the top four personal injury attorneys in the Valley. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys selected him for the “Top 10 Attorney Award, Under the Age of 40," and he has been named to "40 Under 40" lists by the The Phoenix Business Journal and The National Trial Lawyers. He has been named a Legal Network "top attorney" and a SuperLawyers "rising star." Goodnow is considered an industry leader by other attorneys. He has achieved the highest possible peer-review rating: AV Preeminent. U.S. News & World Report ranked Goodnow and Lamber's practice in the number one tier based on attorney survey and review. He has earned a perfect 10/10 Avvo rating and a "Lead Counsel" rating based on input from his peers. Other attorneys call Goodnow a “leader in litigation” who “has an extraordinary ability to grasp complex legal concepts” and who “takes on the hard, important cases fearlessly.”* He has been recognized for his creative approaches to the law. In a cover story, The ABA Journal -- the official publication of the American Bar Association -- named him one of "America's Techiest Lawyers." iPad maker Apple selected him as the first lawyer ever to feature in one of its global commercials, and it also ran a profile piece on the innovative ways Goodnow and his colleagues have used technology in the law on Apple.com. Goodnow is deeply committed to his community. As a father of two, he has donated his time to helping create, draft and pass legislation aimed at saving the lives of children. He is an active member of his church. He volunteers his time at The Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where he has also served as a board member. Within his firm, he helps train new lawyers' trial skills as co-chair of the Fennemore Craig Advocacy Training Program. Every year he handles countless cases on behalf of victims pro-bono, and he has been selected and served pro-bono as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore. Read more at: http://lambergoodnow.com *Source: Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Arizonasince 2006
Washington, D.C.since 2009
Illinoissince 2013
Coloradosince 2013
My Education
Santa Clara UniversityB.S. - 2003
Harvard LawJ.D. - 2006
My Memberships
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff since 2014
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
Top 10 Atty, Under 40 by the National Academy of PI Attys
40 Under 40 list by The Phoenix Business Journal
40 Under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers
Top Attorney by Legal Network
Rising Star by SuperLawyers

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