William S. Goodman

Rates

Two Party $250.00
Three Party $200.00
Four Party $175.00
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Biography

William S. Goodman has practiced law for more than 35 years. He has mediated/arbitrated more than 2,000 cases. His areas of expertise include commercial and business disputes, professional malpractice, product liability, construction, premises liability, and insurance litigation. He is a Fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. His peers have selected him as an Atlanta Super Lawyer and as one of the Best Lawyers in America.

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1968)
  • Clemson University, B.S., Forestry (1961)

Professional Employment & Experience

  • Goodman McGuffey, LLP (Of Counsel, 2016 - present)
  • Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP (Of Counsel, 2002 - 2016)
  • Goodman McGuffey Aust & Lindsey, LLP (Senior Partner and Founder, 1990 - 2001)
  • Savell & Williams (Partner, 1974 - 1990)
  • Savell, Williams, Cox & Angel (Associate, 1970 - 1974)
  • Judge Albert J. Henderson, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Law Clerk, 1968 - 1970)
  • During thirty-two years of active law practice, was involved in a strong trial and appellate practice
  • Appears as speaker or panel member concerning mediation and ADR on continuing legal education programs several times a year

Professional Organizations

  • Selected by peers to appear in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of ADR (2005 - 2016)
  • Selected by peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of ADR, Atlanta Magazine (2004 - 2016)
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Tradition of Excellence Award, State Bar of Georgia General Practice & Trial Section (1999)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution Section, Board of Directors (1997 - 1998)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution Section, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution Section, General Practice & Trial Section, Board of Directors (1998 - 2000)
  • Atlanta Bar Association; Dispute Resolution Section, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Atlanta Bar Association; Dispute Resolution Section, Board of Directors (1997 - 1998 & 2009 - 2015)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Marine Corps Association of Georgia Lawyers, Chair; (1989 & 1993)

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Resolution Resources, Mediation (1993)
  • Pepperdine University, Advanced Mediation Skills (1996)
  • Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Advanced Mediation Workshop (2000)

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Insurance Law
  • Business
  • ERISA