|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1984||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lead Counsel Rated Attorney||Thomson Reuters||2017|
|"10 Best" Personal injury Law Attorneys in Michigan||American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers||2016|
|"10 Best" Personal Injury Law Attorneys in Michigan||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Class Honors||Michigan State University College of Law||1984|
|Graduate with High Distinction||University of Michigan-Dearborn||1980|
|Managing Partner||Cherkinsky & Goutman, PLC||1992 - Present|
|Lead Trial Attorney||Cherkinsky & Goutman, PLC||1991 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1984 - Present|
|Michigan Association For Justice||Member||1984 - Present|
|Automobile Accident||$50,000 Settlement|
|No Fault Survivor Loss Claim||122,130.00 Settlement|
|Probate Dispute||102,500 Settlement|
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|Michigan Bar Journal||Real Harm Beneath Open and Obvious Humor||2007|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|WNZK Radio Guest||Motorcycle Accident Cases in Michigan||2015|
|WNZK Radio Guest||Automobile Accident Cases||2015|
|WNZK Radio Guest||Michigan Negligence Law||2013|
|Governmental Immunity in Michigan||Exceptions to Governmental Immunity in Michigan||1991|
Posted by NeededHelp
Mr. Goutman was referred to me from another lawyer for his expertise. Having worked together on a bad case which didn't look good for me, Mr. Goutman was able to quickly sort out pertinent facts which allowed me to move forward with multiple vendors; he explained details I needed to understand to maneuver on my own and talk the talk with different corporations; and he was very efficient in his writing to back up our facts when we needed to lay down the hammer. He truly does everything one can to stay out of court as it is not in our best interest... Most importantly, he cared about me as an individual and that showed through in his day-to-day interactions. Wicked smart about everything. Genuine. Personable. Honest. And devoted to helping others. What why would you want to work with anyone else. I recommend Phil Goutman hands down for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Patti
Mr. Goutman helped me with an auto accident case, which was a Hugh learning experience! He also helped me to not give up! The health insurance and the auto insurance went back and forth over who was responsible for everything, Mr. Goutman got to the bottom of it with a lot of hard work he got it settled!
Posted by Blake
Mr. Goutman is not only an amazing attorney, but also an amazing person. He was very professional, and very trustworthy. He filed things in a timely manner, and kept me informed every step of the way. If you want an attorney that is willing to go the extra mile, I would highly recommend Mr. Goutman. His experience and knowledge speak for them self.
Michael Piston, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I knew Phil back when he (like me) was just starting out and already in an office full of experienced PI attorneys he stood out as the one you went to when you needed a straight answer to a straight question, had a difficult matter or actually wanted to get something done. I continue to have great faith in his candor and ability.