James Goodnow (Attorney/Partner)
Phone: 602-274-9662 (602-ARIZONA) 1-800-ATEAM-LAW
Email: Email me
Plaintiff attorney James Goodnow, a Harvard Law grad, has been described as a “brilliant advocate” who is “dedicated to his clients.”1 He has first-chaired or co-first chaired hundreds of cases to successful resolution and helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars.
He regularly appears in the media. He and his cases have been covered by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Newsweek, People Magazine, the Arizona Republic and many others.
Goodnow 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 be featured 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.
He has received countless awards and accolades. Newsweek showcased Goodnow as one of “20 Leaders” among “Plaintiffs’ Trial Lawyers” 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, the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers. He has been named a Legal Network “top attorney” and a SuperLawyers® “Rising Star.” His peers have given him the highest-possible peer-review rating: AV-Preeminent.
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 new lawyers hone their trial skills as co-chair of the firm’s 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.
1Source: Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Arizona, 2006
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006
- District of Columbia, 2009
- U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2009
- Illinois, 2013
- Colorado, 2013
- Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D. – 2006
Harvard Program on Negotiation (member)
Harvard Consortium on Global Leadership (member)
- Santa Clara University
B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) – 2003
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Recipient, Michael Shallow Award, Political Science Student of the Year
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
Major: Political Science
Graduated first in class
- Researching Comparative Negligence, the Apportionment of Fault, and Comparative Contribution, Harvard Research Guidebook Series, Harvard Law School
Honors and Awards
- Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars®, Business Litigation
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Arizona (Member)
- Harvard Alumni Association (Member)
- Harvard Club (Member)
- Brophy College Preparatory Alumni Association (Member and Class Captain)
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.