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Daniel Rustin Goodge

Personal injury Attorney at Clinton, TN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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After graduating from Southern Adventist University near Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2001and interning with the Hamilton County, Tennessee Public Defender's Office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Daniel attended law school at the University of Tennessee's College of Law at Knoxville.


While at the University of Tennessee, Daniel participated in the College of Law's Advocacy Track program and took a variety of business-related courses, including a Business Associations course for which he received a Certificate of Academic Excellence.


After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Daniel worked for several years as an associate with a regional civil defense firm where his practice focussed mostly on workers' compensation that time, Daniel argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, one of the youngest lawyers in the State of Tennessee to do so.


Daniel was with Cantrell, Cantrell & Associates from November 2009 until March 2015. He then became a Partner with the Firm, which is now named Cantrell, Goodge & Associates. His areas of practice include personal injury, workers' compensation, contracts, criminal defense, DUI defense, child custody, federal and state civil rights, administrative law, social security and real property.

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Cantrell, Goodge & Associates
362 South Charles G Seivers Boulevard
Clinton, TN


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Kathleen | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Goodge handled our case with professionalism. His caring heart and personal attention to our case was evident during this trying time in our lives. There were two estates that were intertwined with unimaginable scenarios. Filtering through these two estates, along with conflict between the heirs, was a challenge. Mr. Goodge and Mr. Cantrell were definitely up to this challenge. The expertise of Mr. Goodge, Mr. Cantrell and the Team of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is unsurpassed.
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Posted by John | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Post-divorce representation
My case was complicated and evolved, from starting out in one court to a follow-up action in another court, with lots of dynamic parts. During the process Mr. Goodge was very accessible, he was timely in his filing of necessary documents, his advice and counsel on various decisions I had to make were clear and complete, and he treated my family and I with compassion. He was a very calming presence in an emotional situation. I will recommend him to anyone in such circumstances as mine, and in the unfortunate event that I need legal counsel again I will definitely call on Mr. Goodge.
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Posted by Richard | June 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Counselor Goodge has guided me through a protracted, if minor civil matter, still midstream. I am pleased to this point. He has also advised me as a victim of criminal action and, again midstream since we are not yet to trial, I am very pleased.


  • Free Consultation 55 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cantrell, Goodge & Associates
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cantrell, Goodge & Associates
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Literature Evangelist
  • HHES
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Allen, Kopet & Associates, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Robertson & Overbey
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Southern Adventist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Young v. Taylor-White, LLC
  • Favorable Decision for Employer


  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Academic Excellence: Business Associations
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence: Case Development
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Goodge was my opposing counsel on a child custody case. I appreciated his attention to detail and his dogged determination. He held the respect of his judge and was both a compelling advocate and a good advisor to his client. I think he would be an excellent mediator or contract negotiator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Danny is an excellent litigator who is motivated, dedicated and places his client's needs first."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked in the same law firm with Mr. Goodge from Fall of 2004 through Winter of 1996. I was impressed with his work ethic, along with his demonstrated zeal in representing clients and his desire to learn. Further, I considered him an ethical contemporary."
Child custody
Clinton Personal injury Lawyer Daniel Rustin Goodge
Daniel Rustin Goodge
Personal injury Attorney
Clinton, TN
Licensed for 20 years
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