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David Rockey Goodell

David Rockey Goodell III

Practice areas:

Insurance, Family, Bankruptcy & Debt, Contracts & Agreements, Lemon Law

David Goodell

About Me

Rockey graduated from Oregon State University in 1987 and spent 20 years as an officer and attack pilot in the United States Marine Corps before officially entering the legal arena. During that time he flew combat missions during Operations' Desert Storm, Continue Hope, and Iraqi Freedom for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, several Air Medals, and numerous other awards.

Rockey retired from the Marine Corps and began law school in 2007 during which time he gained valuable legal experience working as a summer law clerk for Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP, and representing residents of the Veterans Village of San Diego as a Certified Law Student for the Thomas Jefferson Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Insurance: 40%
    5 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    3 years
  3. Family: 20%
    3 years
  4. Lemon Law: 10%
    5 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    5 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Amanda Fay Benedict

    Rockey is the ultimate professional. Cool, calm and collected in the heat of litigation, an excellent researcher, and the ultimate advocate for his clients.


    Amanda Benedict Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Gates O'Doherty Gonter & Guy

15373 Innovation Dr Ste 170
San Diego, CA, 92128



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Meritorious Service (2)USMC/U.S. NavyN/A
Navy Commendation (2)USMCN/A
Navy Achievement MedalUSMCN/A
Distinguished Flying CrossUSMCN/A
Single Mission Air Medals w/"V"USMCN/A
Strike Flight Air Medals (7)USMCN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGates, O'doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP2010 - Present
Law ClerkGates, O'doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP2007 - 2010
Naval AviatorUnited States Marine Corps1987 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Veterans Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Distinguished Flying Cross SocietyN/A2006 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Oregon St UnivBusiness FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1987