James is a partner in the firm’s litigation section and practicing in the area of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury. He is a member of Fennemore Craig’s five-person Management Committee, the firm's leadership team.
James has been nationally recognized for his work and has been featured on the cover of the American Lawyer, named one of “America’s Techiest Lawyers” in an ABA Journalcover story, and showcased as one of “20 leaders” among plaintiff trial lawyers” in the U.S. by Newsweek. James has also appeared on or been covered by CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, Today, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, US News & World Report, Inc., Forbes, TheBlaze, Apple.com, USA Today, Above the Law, Attorney at Law Magazine(cover story) and more. View additional media clips here.
He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he participated in the Program on Negotiation. Building on this foundation, he presents regularly on advanced negotiation and leadership.
A father of two, James has donated his time to helping create, draft and pass legislation aimed at saving the lives of children. He is a board member of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, and is an active member of his church.
Learn more about the technology-based catastrophic injury and wrongful death practice Goodnow and his colleagues have developed here.
[+] Articles and Presentations
Co-Author, “Arizona Tort Law Handbook,” State Bar of Arizona
[+] Professional and Community Activities
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court (Former)
Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Member and Class Captain, Brophy Prep Alumni Association
Member, Board of Directors, National Kidney Foundation of Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
District of Columbia
District of Columbia, Court of Appeals
[+] Education and Honors
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.S., summa cum laude, Santa Clara University (graduated first in class)
Phi Beta Kappa
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
Southwest Rising Stars®, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, 2013, 2015-2016
Top Valley Lawyers – Personal Injury, North Valley Magazine, 2013, 2015
Southwest Rising Stars®, Business Litigation, 2012
Phoenix Business Journal: 40 Under 40 honoree, 2010
Newsweek, 20 Leaders Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys: “Top 10 Attorney Award” (under age 40)
American Society of Legal Advocates: 40 under 40 list
National Trial Lawyers: 40 under 40 list
Legal Network: “Top Attorney”
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