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James C Goodwin


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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1997

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 17, 1997

Other Language(s): None


My practice centers on the representation of clients involved in expert-intensive, complex litigation. I primarily handle medical malpractice, civil torts (such as automobile accident matters), product liability, and construction defect cases. I also routinely represent healthcare providers and other professionals in front of a variety of licensing Boards, including the following:

Arizona Medical Board Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners Arizona State Board of Nursing Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners Arizona Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers

My product liability and construction defect practice spans everything from automotive, household items, and computer devices. I have developed a niche practice centering on fires. Over the course of my career, I have represented a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Over the course of my career, I have also managed litigation involving physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, dentists, oral surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, podiatrists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, chiropractors, behavioral health professionals, veterinarians, and just about every branch of the healthcare profession.

I started my career as a prosecutor, where I tried literally hundreds of cases in front of judges. Now as I pass 20 years in practice, I have successfully taken over fifty jury trials to verdict. I enjoy the art of persuasion so much that before I went to law school, I obtained my Master’s degree in Communications. Being a litigator is my passion.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Administrative Law Professional Licensing Regulation
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals
Construction Law Scaffolding Liability, Roof Industry Liability, Construction Liability, Construction Safety, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Contractors Liability, Construction and Design Law, Construction Accidents, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Defects, Construction Claims
Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitration, Mediation
Litigation Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Civil Litigation, Chemical Products Liability, Breast Implant Litigation, Biomedical Products Liability, Bicycle Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Design Liability, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Personal Injury Litigation, Office Equipment Products Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Manufacturers Liability, Lemon Law, Industrial Products Liability, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Product Safety, Product Failure, Product Defects, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Heart Device Litigation, Gas Explosions, Food Products Liability, Explosions, Escalator Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Elevator Liability, Drug Contamination, E-Discovery, Trial Practice, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Recreational Products Liability, Propane Products Liability, Products Liability Mediation, Welding Products Liability
Medical Malpractice Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Dental Malpractice Defense, Failure to Diagnose, Birth Trauma, Nursing Negligence, Nursing Liability, Obstetric Malpractice, Medication Errors, Mental health Professionals Malpractice, Nursing Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Defense, Medical-Legal Law, Medical negligence, Gynecology Malpractice, Medical Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Liability, Pharmacists Liability, Physicians Professional Liability, Physicians Rights, Physicians Risk Management, Oncology Law, Optometric Malpractice, Orthopedic Malpractice, Pediatric Malpractice, Podiatric Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychology Malpractice, Psychotherapy Law, Surgeons Liability, Wrong Site Surgery
Professional Liability Professional Malpractice, Professional Indemnity, Professional Liability Defense, Professional Negligence, Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Design Professionals Malpractice, Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage, Directors and Officers Liability, Funeral Directors Liability, Professional Conduct, Professional Discipline, Professional Errors and Omissions, Accountants Liability, Accountants Malpractice, Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions, Agents and Brokers Liability, Appraisers Liability, Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions, Architects and Engineers Liability, Architects and Engineers Malpractice, Auditors Malpractice, Clergy Malpractice, Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Design Professionals Errors and Omissions, Design Professionals Liability, Surveyors Malpractice
Personal Injury Animal Attacks, Accidents, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Bodily Injury, Boating Accidents, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Automobile Negligence, Sexual Abuse, Severe Burns, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Pedestrian Injuries, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Dog Bites, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Whiplash, Workplace Injury, Third Party Wrongful Death, Subway Accidents, Wrongful Death
Premises Liability Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation
Torts Tort Liability, Tort Defense, Civil Liability, Intentional Torts


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • U of Arizona

  • Last Updated: October 18, 2021
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  • Goodyear, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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