Scott Goodwin Named One of Michigan’s Top 50 Consumer Lawyers

Scott Goodwin Named One of Michigan’s Top 50 Consumer Lawyers

by / Monday, 31 August 2015 / Published in Defective Products, Goodwin & Scieszka

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, it’s important to have a good lawyer working for you. Not only is it difficult enough to be injured, but it’s also possible you could be dealing with lawyers working for a major company like Wal-Mart or Fiat Chrysler. Major companies can afford to have big legal teams to protect their best interests, not necessarily to do what is best for the victim. A good lawyer who specializes in handling consumer cases will fight for what’s best for you, not the company.

Scott Goodwin was just named one of Michigan’s top 50 consumer lawyers for 2015 by Super Lawyers. This isn’t the first time Super Lawyers has named Scott Goodwin one of Michigan’s top consumer lawyers; he also made this list in 2013 and 2014. Super Lawyers also named him one of Michigan’s top 100 lawyers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Super Lawyers is a rating service that aims to create a free directory of lawyers, practicing in over 70 different areas of law, who have a proven track record of success and professional excellence. The goal is to make a directory of trustworthy lawyers that is free and simple for the general public to use. Super Lawyers only features lawyers the general public can hire themselves; none of them work exclusively in-house for companies. Those who are named “Super Lawyers” are published in Super Lawyers magazine, which is distributed to lawyers throughout the country, to libraries of accredited law schools, and as a supplement in many newspapers. Their directory is also available on SuperLaywers.com. Nobody can pay to have a professional profile of themselves featured in Super Lawyers magazine.

Lawyers who have earned the title of “Super Lawyer” have been nominated by their peers and have been very thoroughly researched by the Super Lawyers team to make sure they do indeed have the right kind of reputation they’re looking for. Every year, lawyers are able to nominate other lawyers they’ve worked with or observed in action and practice in the same state. A lawyer cannot nominate themselves and although a lawyer can nominate other lawyers who work at the same firm, their nomination only counts if it’s matched by another out-of-firm nomination. The Super Lawyers team carefully monitors nominations to make sure nobody is campaigning for nominations or nominating strategically.

The nomination process is only a small part of the selection process. No matter how many nominations a lawyer gets, they won’t make the cut if the research process doesn’t turn up satisfactory results. The Super Lawyers team looks at 12 different factors such as verdicts and settlements, honors and awards, activity with the bar association and other professional organizations, community service, experience, and education. Candidates who make it past the research stage then go through a peer evaluation stage. In the end, the final list of Super Lawyers for each state includes no more than 5% of lawyers working in a given state.

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