Jeff Goodman has 30 years of trial experience trying complex litigation cases and routinely handles a wide range of problems in the fields of construction law, products liability, personal injury, professional liability, commercial law, and federal, state, and local government litigation.
Jeff Goodman is proud to be AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for a number of years, and is recognized by his peers for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
"A" is a legal ability rating meaning "very high to preeminent."
"V" is a general recommendation rating meaning "very high."
The attorney will receive a "CV," "BV," or "AV" rating based on the endorsement given by other attorneys. The AV® rating is the highest rating established by Martindale-Hubbell of these three ratings.*
Jeff Goodman is devoted to maintaining quality judges and has served or still serves on the State Court Judicial Nominating Commission, the 5C District Court Judicial Nominating Commission and the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. He has served and continues to serve on the Iowa State Bar Association Bench Bar Committee from July 2013-June 2016.
Contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (120 minutes)
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2011||05/17/2016|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2010||07/04/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2008||01/08/2013|
|MN||Authorized to practice||2007||06/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Recognized||Drake Law's Chancellor's Elm Society||2014|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2002|
|Founder||Goodman Law, P.C.||2001 - Present|
|City Attorney||City of West Des Moines||1996 - 1999|
|Assistant City Attorney||City of West Des Moines||1995 - 1995|
|Shareholder and Board Member||Pingel & Templer, P.C.||1990 - 2001|
|Associate Attorney||Smith Mumford & Wimer, P.C.||1988 - 1990|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||Northern District of Iowa||1987 - 1988|
|County Attorney||Blackhawk County, Iowa||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Court Judicial Nominating Commission||Commissioner||2013 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference Committee||Co-chair||2013 - Present|
|Federal Nominating Committee: U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit||Committee Member||2005 - Present|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Life Member||2002 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||N/A|
|International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)||N/A||N/A|
|Iowa State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Polk County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Iowa Association of Justice||N/A||N/A|
|5C District Court Judicial Nominating Commission||Commissioner||1995 - 2002|
|C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court||Former Barrister||1991 - 1993|
|48 Drake L. Rev. 655 (2000)||The Attorney/Client Privilege and the Municipal Lawyer||2000|
|Construction Financial Managers Building Profit Magazine||Protecting Joint Ventures Against Third-Party Liability||1997|
|Drake University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Iowa||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Negotiations Class: Drake Law||The 30+ Things I Have Learned Over 50+ Years About Negotiations||2015|
|Construction Engineering Class: Iowa State||The Mistakes That Design Professionals Routinely Make That Get Them Named in a Lawsuit||2015|
|Civil Procedure Class: Drake Law||My Three Favorite Rules of Civil Procedure||2015|
|2014 nuts and Bolts Seminar||Deadlines in Litigation||2014|
|International Municipal Lawyer Association: 65th Annual Meeting||Municipal Law||2000|
|Speaker for the Lorman, Cambridge and National Business Institute seminars||Employment Law||N/A|
|Drake Law School Real Estate Seminar||State and Local Government Curriculum||N/A|