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James C Goodwin

Medical malpractice Attorney at Goodyear, AZ

5.0   3 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    I represent defendants in all areas of the healthcare profession, both in civil litigation, as well as in front of licensing boards.

    23 years, 150 cases

  2. Litigation
    I represent parties in all aspects of civil litigation--especially those cases involving complex litigation and expert retention and review.

    23 years, 50 cases

  3. Personal injury
    I am currently taking on clients involved in personal injury litigation such as automobile accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, dog bites, assault, etc.

    23 years, 50 cases

I concentrate my civil defense practice in the representation of clients involved in all aspects of the health care industry. I have significant experience in the areas of medical malpractice defense (including alleged physician malpractice, nursing malpractice, hospital malpractice, dental malpractice, podiatry malpractice, physical therapy malpractice, chiropractor malpractice, behavioral health malpractice, veterinary malpractice, and others), as well as hospital, nursing home, and assisted living facility defense. My medical professional liability experience spans a broad range of specialties, including family practice, general surgery, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, podiatry, dentistry, anesthesiology, veterinary medicine, respiratory therapy, and others.  I have successfully taken over fifty jury trials to verdict.

I also routinely represent professionals in front of a variety of Arizona State licensing Boards, including the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners, the Arizona State Board of Nursing, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health, the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board, the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners, the Arizona Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers, and the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners.


I also represent litigants involved in general personal injury matters such as automobile accident and trip-and-fall cases, etc.  Initial consultations are free, and as the owner of my own law firm, I am able to offer flexible fee arrangements.

Licensed for 25 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact James

J. Goodwin Law, PLLC
250 North Litchfield Rd.
Suite 245
Goodyear, AZ, 85338


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Len | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jim Goodwin, attorney
We live in another state and our local attorney wasn't licensed to practice in Arizona. Jim Goodwin was recommended to us by an attorney friend in Arizona as a competent Arizona attorney who could represent us in a slip and fall accident at an Arizona hotel. Jim successfully resolved our matter in a timely and efficient manner; we were impressed with his courteous and competent manner and would enthusiastically recommend his services.
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Posted by Nancy | November 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice defendant
Jim did a great job in a very tricky, complex case. He put a lot of effort in explaining what to expect, listening to my concerns, preparing me for depositions and updating me on progress. He is articulate, professional, well prepared and quite skilled. I felt assured I was in the best hands to represent and defend me. I was voluntarily dismissed from the litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2014
medical license
Mr. Goodwin assisted me with an issue with my medical license. With Mr. Goodwins help my situation was totally dropped. He helped from the very beginning of this situation to the closure of the case. I felt the entire time that I was being advised by absolutely the best, and the result proved that. Thank you Jim you were amazing.
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  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • J. Goodwin Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Trullinger & Wenk, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016


  • U OF A
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Gibson v. Nachiappan et al.
  • Directed Verdict in favor of my client.
  • Hix v. Red Mountain
  • Defense verdict.


  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2015 Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015


  • Seak
  • The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Reporting and Not Reporting Cases to Malpractice Insurers
  • 2005
  • Arizona Law Review
  • Articulating the Inarticulable, Relying on Nonverbal Behavioral Cues to Deception to Strike Jurors During Voir Dire
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • NBI Seminar
  • Expert Medical Witness Tactics
  • 2013
  • NBI Seminar
  • How to Select the Right Jury for Your Case
  • 2012
  • NBI Seminar
  • Effective Discovery and Depositions
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (12)
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working under Jim's guidance on multiple medical malpractice cases. He has excellent work ethics and the ability to manage complex medical malpractice cases, and at the same time he is down to earth and easy to work with. Anyone would be lucky to have Jim represent them."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is extremely bright, well prepared, and a true gentlemen. He'a a strong advocate for the healthcare providers he represents and does so with the highest ethical standards. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an exceptional attorney. He is knowledgeable, personable and a strong advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim has excellent attention to detail and strategic planning skills."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the privilege of having worked directly with Jim for approximately 20 years, and know him to be one of the finest medical malpractice lawyers around. He combines his intelligence and experience to aggressively but wisely represent his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a diligent, hard working, ethical attorney. He is pro active and will work hard to get a great resolution for you."
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Goodyear Medical malpractice Lawyer James C Goodwin
James C Goodwin
Medical malpractice Attorney
Goodyear, AZ
Licensed for 25 years