Mr. Goodnow, a Harvard Law grad, practices in the area of plaintiffs’ catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation. Newsweek showcased him as one of "20 Leaders" among "Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers" in the United States. He has been featured by leading publications and news organizations around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, Fox News, USA Today, The Financial Post, The Arizona Republic, and many more. The ABA Journal named him one of "America's Techiest Lawyers" (cover story).
He has been a member of the trial teams that have secured some of the largest awards in U.S. history, including a $410 million jury trial verdict. He has achieved the highest possible peer-review rating: AV Preeminent. Opposing attorneys call him a “leader in litigation” who “has an extraordinary ability to grasp complex legal concepts” and who “takes on the hard, important cases fearlessly.”1 He was named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2012 and 2013.
He chairs the firm’s Managing Litigation Technology Committee, co-chairs the firm’s Advocacy Training Program, and co-chairs the firm’s Retention Committee.
1Source: Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews
Attorneys Marc Lamber and James Goodnow on the Reuters News Jumbotron in Times Square in New York City.
[+] Professional and Community Activities
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court
Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Member and Class Captain, Brophy Prep Alumni Association
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2006
District of Columbia, 2009
District of Columbia, Court of Appeals, 2009
[+] Education and Honors
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2006
B.S., summa cum laude, Santa Clara University (graduated first in class), 2003
Phi Beta Kappa
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
Phoenix Business Journal: 40 Under 40 honoree (2010)
AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
Newsweek, 20 Leaders Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers
Southwest Rising Stars®, Business Litigation, 2012
Southwest Rising Stars®, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, 2013
Top Valley Lawyers – Personal Injury, North Valley Magazine, 2013
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