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G. James Goodnow III

About G. Goodnow

About me

James Goodnow, a Harvard Law grad, practices in the area of plaintiffs’ catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation.  He regularly appears in the media, and he and/or his cases have been covered CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, the Wall Street JournalUS News & World ReportPeople Magazine and more.


Newsweek showcased Goodnow as a "Nationwide Top Attorney." The National Trial Lawyers chose Goodnow for its  “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list.  The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys honored him with the “Top 10 Attorney Award, Under the Age of 40,” and the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers included him in its "40 under 40" list.  He has been named a Legal Network “top attorney” and a SuperLawyers “Rising Star.”   


Goodnow is married to his high school sweetheard and has two children.  He has championed legislation and regulations aimed at protecting children.  As a survivor of kidney disease, he founded the Kidney Challenge, a global social media movement aimed at raising awareness of kidney disease.