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  • Lawyer Goodnow is a partner at one of the
    largest and oldest law firms
    in the West.
  • Commentator Goodnow is a legal commentator
    featured in national TV, print
    and web media.
  • Community Goodnow is the founder of the
    Kidney Challenge.

James Goodnow

James Goodnow, a Harvard Law School graduate and firm partner, is routinely recognized for not only his legal mind, but also for his leading-edge approach to successfully representing clients. He has been featured on the cover of the American Lawyer, named one of America’s Techiest Lawyers in an American Bar Association Journal cover story, and named one of “20 Leaders” by Newsweek.

Part of Goodnow’s success stems from his creativity. He takes an outside-the-box perspective when representing clients, looking for new ways to represent their claims, illustrate their experiences and represent them. Often, technology is a critical part of Goodnow’s strategy—from the way his team launches claims, communicates with clients and presents claims.

His team’s novel use of integrating iPad and iOS technology into cases was recognized by Apple, which made James the first lawyer featured in any of its worldwide commercials. The ABA Journal, which is the official publication of the American Bar Association, named James one of “America’s techiest lawyers” in a cover story.

As a result of his success and his unique approach to the law, Goodnow is often featured in news reports and interviewed for his perspective on the law. James has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC News, CBS news, local news stations, and more.

Print journalists from the Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and the local media around the country also have turned to James to comment on prominent cases and his legal views.

Outside the courtroom and the office, Goodnow is active in his community. A father of two, James is a vocal and prominent advocate for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona and is a member of several philanthropic boards.

Goodnow is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Arizona and Colorado.



JD, Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Program on Negotiation member
  • Harvard Consortium on Global Leadership member
BS, Santa Clara University, summa cum laude
  • Graduated first in his class
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Sigma Nu honor society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha honor society
  • Political Science major

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Industry Awards and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV-Preeminent peer review-rated
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Newsweek: 20 Leaders Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers
  • Superlawyers Rising Stars: Business Litigation
  • Superlawyers Rising Stars: Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
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