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Jacob Allen Goad

Workers compensation Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   21 reviews

also known as El Abogado Jacobo


Licensed for 6 years

Virtual consultation available

Free consultation

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    80%
    I handle workers’ compensation claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. This involves dealing with insurance companies, attending hearings, filing motions, forms and briefs.

  2. Car accident
    15%
    If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident, you're likely facing various concerns about their health, finances, and what insurance will cover. Stop worrying, please call and ask for Jacob Goad today.

  3. Employment and labor
    5%

MR. GOAD IS A NORTH CAROLINA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY FOCUSING ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND PERSONAL INJURY MATTERS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE STATE.

When I started my career, I had the opportunity pretty quickly to help the underserved Spanish-speaking community in North Carolina with a variety of legal matters. I quickly found success in advocating for those who had been injured at work and in automobile accidents. 

After seeing the difference that quality legal representation made in the lives of my clients, I opened my own firm to make legal advocacy accessible to even more people in my home state. 

Whether you are an English or a Spanish speaker, I am here to help you make informed decisions and fight for the compensation you may deserve.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019
Client's Choice
2020 2019
Top Contributor 2020
Top Contributor
2020

Photos and videos

As the President of the Young Lawyers Division I worked closely with the Executive Director of the Durham Bar Association Bonnie Biggs.
As the Secretary of the Young Lawyers Division I had the opportunity to help young attorneys during a mass swearing in before Hon. Orlando Hudson.
This is an interview with Mr. Ruben Reyes about some workers’ comp. issues on his television show in Raleigh, NC.
Licensed for 6 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jacob

Jacob Goad, Attorney at Law
115 E. Main St.
Suite 100
Durham, NC, 27701

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Jacob received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would hire Mr. Goad again!
Mr. Goad did a fantastic job when he assisted with a workers’ compensation case. He was easy to get in touch with; promptly returned phone calls and messages when unavailable; and entertained every question at every step along the way.
Posted by John | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
He was fantastic with my workers compensation case. Came to meet us right of the bat. Drove 50 miles one way to speak with me. Kept me informed and up to date with everything. Wasn't a pushover and went straight after them for more than I thought possible. Asking what he could do for me and who he could speak with to better my care. He'll take care of everything you need with minimal to no aggravation or travel involved. 5 stars and beyond.
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Posted by Raul | July 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Effective Bilingual Lawyer
Mr. Jacobs helped my case with workman’s compensation go fast and smooth in my favor. He speaks Spanish really well. This was also something in my favor.
Response from Jacob Goad April 11, 2020
Gracias por la reseña positiva!
Posted by Ann | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Proficient
Mr. Goad was hired through the law firm handling my automobile accident case, and boy was I pleased. Jacob was unrelentingly through, prompt, and professional. He was able to get the best settlement possible under the circumstances. I would highly recommend Jacob Goad.
Posted by Samuel Rose | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jacob was the best
He kept me informed and was always accessible. I felt that he would answer all my questions honestly. He even helped my mother out on a case that she was offered a very low settlement and the offer increased 300 percent.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jacob not only did what he could to help with my case but far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Candice | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient!!
Jacob was recommended to me and I couldn’t be more happy. He is a fighter in the courtroom. He is very patient, and extremely helpful when making sure the client understands all aspects of the case. I would refer him over and over!
Response from Jacob Goad October 12, 2020
I do love to fight for clients' best interests, and thank you for pointing that out. And thank you for all the wonderful things you said about me! I am very happy to hear this kind of feedback!
Posted by kelly | October 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very professional
great lawyer. you wont go wrong. I found him by accident and he was very professional from the outstart. I was surprised how knowledegable he was on my problem. He was always professional and polite. and he always got back with me when he said he would and always return my call and text. I would most definitely used him again. Hes down to earth too. He made me feel like i was his friend not just an attorney
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Response from Jacob Goad October 11, 2020
I am glad that we got connected, and I am grateful for your kind comments. I believe in treating my clients the way I’d like to be treated. Your comment motivates me to keep up what I’m doing and to work hard to help more clients.
Posted by Leona | October 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Jacob was actually referred to me by another attorney. Jacob walked me along step by step during my case. I was very satisfied with the outcome. If your looking for a worker’s compensation or personal injury lawyer in North Carolina Jacob is definitely someone you should consider to take on the case.
Response from Jacob Goad October 11, 2020
I always like getting referred cases by other attorneys because I can usually count on the client being awesome to work with. And I am grateful for your generous comments! Workers’ comp. is one of the parts of the law I love.
Posted by Bertha | October 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Excellent
Mr. Goad was very honest and direct about what could and could not be done. He stayed on top of things and explained things in a precise and understandable manner. I highly recommend him.
Response from Jacob Goad October 10, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words and the recommendation.
Posted by Deanna | October 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
He was very knowledgeable. He was very efficient with my case and very honest about potential outcomes.
Response from Jacob Goad October 10, 2020
Thank you so much for the complement. I really appreciate it.
Posted by Ferran | March 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Absolutely a great lawyer. He constantly kept me abreast of my case status and always available to give advice about your case
Response from Jacob Goad April 11, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind review!
Posted by Trey | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jacob is Great!!
Jacob was awesome. He was ALWAYS ready to help and be of assistance to me during my auto collision accident. Unlike most lawyers Jacob responded very promptly when I called him and if he was unsure about something he would get clarification from the right source. Also, Jacob worked very hard on my case to receive the highest amount possible. I am so glad that my cousin pointed me in the direction of Jacob to handle my case! Great job!!
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Response from Jacob Goad April 11, 2020
Glad we could assist you. Good communication is key to a good attorney relationship.
Posted by Millicent | July 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A big Thank you
A Big Thank you to Jacob Goad for the excellent service provided during my son's recent automobile accident. Jacob went above and beyond during the entire process. There is no way we would have reached an agreeable settlement without Jacob. I would highly recommend his services when dealing with insurance claims. He was kind, considerate and did an excellent job keeping us informed.
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Response from Jacob Goad April 11, 2020
My pleasure!
Posted by James | June 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
His was great and on time with everything...He also made sure that I was updated with all the information I needed to move forward with my doctors appointments it was a smooth process I must give him a ten all the way around
Posted by Igor | June 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
Jacob Goad is The best lawyer!!! i been working with couple other lawyers, but no one made so good job as Jacob
Posted by Susan | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Goad is AWESOME..PERFECT SERVICE
I was in a car accident on a friday night. I call on a saturday and Mr. Goad contacted me back immediately. (even though it was the weekend) He was at my place of resident that Monday. He is very punctural. I immediately hired him and he has been awesome. Everything that I did not understand he answered. He also got me a fair settlement. More than i expected. I would recommend him. Call him and try him I promise you...you will not be disappointed at all with his services.
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Posted by Reggy | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer. Highly recommend
Excellent lawyer. Handled the entire process for me while keeping me updated every step.
Posted by Gloria | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great at his job!
Mr. Goad is a passionate attorney,. He's very good at what he does. He has the patience of Job. Mr. Goad is a complete professional. He works with clients to help them be successful in the action they are bringing.
Posted by Matt Gaylord | February 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!!
Jacob Goad was great to work with! From day 1 he was easy to communicate with an made the entire process hassle free. I appreciate him a lot squaring this ordeal away for me. I am forever thankful!!
Response from Jacob Goad April 11, 2020
Thanks for this positive review!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
  • 2016 - 2018

Education

  • North Carolina Central University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Spanish
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Zamarron v. 24/7 Roofing Solutions & Travelers Insurance
  • The Deputy Commissioner found that Mr. Zamarron was an employee and was entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Chair of the Legislative Committee for Workers’ Compensation
  • 2020 - Present
  • Urban Ministries of Durham
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • 14th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Chair of Young Lawyers Division
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Secretary, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Social Service Award
  • Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
  • 2016
  • Rising Star Award
  • Lanier Law Group
  • 2011

Publications

  • Trial Briefs (NCAJ)
  • Workers’ Compensation for the Undocumented Worker
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • COVID-19 CLE
  • COVID-19 and workers’ compensation
  • 2020
  • Law to the People - CLE
  • CLE Undocumented Workers and Workers Comp Benefits
  • 2019
  • Live Webinar Presentation
  • Workers' compensation benefits for Undocumented Workers
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Jacob
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is a very knowledgeable and skilled workers compensation attorney and works hard for all his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Jacob through a local plaintiff's workers comp group. He provides valuable insights at those meetings. He also has generously given me excellent one-on-one advice about some of my cases. Excellent lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent lawyer. Jacob has tremendous knowledge and truly cares about his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I added workers compensation to my practice, Jacob has been my go-to expert for all of the questions that arise in a particular case. He is very knowledgeable in this area and truly understands how to advocate for clients' rights under workers compensation laws in North Carolina. I absolutely endorse Jacob as a friend and colleague."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is both a fantastic lawyer and a fantastic human. He is extremely knowledgeable and works hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is competent, connected and collaborative. He is a respected leader in the Bar and is highly recommended by his clients and peers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is a professional and knowledgeable attorney. He works well with his clients and with other attorneys and is always willing to help clients through the most difficult and challenging times."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jacob is an outstanding workers' compensation attorney. He combines great experience, intelligence, strategy, and empathy to guide his clients' cases to successful results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is an intelligent and resourceful lawyer. I highly recommend him for any injury or worker's compensation matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a member of the Durham County Bar and a board member for the Young Lawyers Division."
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Durham Workers compensation Lawyer Jacob Allen Goad
Jacob Allen Goad
Workers compensation Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 6 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available