JAMES E. GOODMAN, born Birmingham, Alabama; is a trial attorney and recognized authority on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, and other federal employment laws, with extensive experience handling employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; breach of restrictive covenant and fiduciary duty claims; and wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury claims.

Member: He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1968, and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th, 5th and 11th Circuits; Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and other District Courts in the United States. His education is University of Alabama (B.S., 1961); Naval Justice School (1963); Emory School of Law (J.D., 1968). He served as Trial Counsel, Special Court Martials, U.S. Navy; and Legal Officer, Fleet Air Wing 10, U.S. Navy. He is a Certified Mediator and Certified Arbitrator. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and has membership on various employment law, corporate and litigation committees. Mr. Goodman has litigation experience in Federal and State courts in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. He also has consulted with clients and attorneys in the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Costa Rica, England, Holland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Trinidad and Turkey regarding litigation and employment issues.

Practice Emphasis: Mr. Goodman has been quoted in over 300 newspapers in the United States and featured as a guest commentator on national (i.e. Pat Buchanan), regional (i.e. Wisconsin Public Radio) and local radio talk shows in many cities across the United States, Canada and New Zealand, has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and BBC, CTV Television (Canadian national television), TV2/Danmark (Danish national television), Channel 4 (British national television), Italian national television and the syndicated television shows, “Hard Copy” and “The Jerry Springer Show.” He also speaks at various national and regional conventions and professional seminars.

E-mail: jimgoodman@johnsonward.com