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Brett Nelson Goodman

Litigation Attorney at Yakima, WA

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
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Brett N. Goodman has worked as a civil litigator for the entirety of his career. He has served clients in the areas of personal injury, commercial, estate, and real property litigation. He currently puts that expertise to work helping clients with their personal injury and civil litigation claims.

Having been born and raised in the Yakima Valley, Brett knows the unique challenges that his clients face. After graduating from West Valley High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Western Washington University. Brett then attended the University of Idaho School of Law, where he was selected as a member of the D. Craig Lewis Trial Team, giving him the opportunity to compete in local and regional mock trial competitions. Brett graduated from law school with pro bono honors, having completed over eighty hours of pro bono service as a law student.

Brett is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and a member of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.

Brett has a passion for helping clients who have been wronged. He has defended indigent persons charged with crimes in Yakima County, and has provided pro bono legal services to low-income clients through the Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services. Brett has previously served as the Vice-President for the Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services non-profit, as well as a board member for the Foundation for Washington State Courts where he previously helped fund a security initiative for the Yakima County Courthouse. Brett has also previously served as Treasurer of the Yakima County Bar Association.

In his spare time, Brett enjoys golfing, fly fishing, distance running, and spending time with his wife, Maggie, and their sons William and Scott.

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Larson, Griffee & Pickett, PLLC
105 N. 3rd St
Yakima, WA, 98901

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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Larson, Griffee & Pickett, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow & Nelson
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Abeyta Nelson
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Halverson Northwest
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Finney, Falk & Yarger
  • 2015 - 2016
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  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2015
  • Western Washington University
  • Psychology, B.A.
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Personal Injury - Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle
  • Settlement for limits of liability insurance and underinsured motorost protection limits.


  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Rising Star
  • 2020 - Present
  • Yakima Volunteer Attorney Services
  • Vice-President
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Yakima Volunteer Attorney Services (VAS)
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2018
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020

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Yakima Litigation Lawyer Brett Nelson Goodman
Brett Nelson Goodman
Litigation Attorney
Yakima, WA
Licensed for 8 years