Meet Scott Goodwin
The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka have a long history of practicing personal injury law in Michigan, winning numerous cases with settlements and arbitration awards numbering in the millions of dollars. Hot on the heels of graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 1986, Scott Goodwin was admitted into the Michigan Bar and opened up his own practice. Since then he has earned numerous awards and been bestowed with the prestigious honor of being named President of the Michigan Association for Justice in 2014.
Here are a few of Scott Goodwin’s accreditations and accomplishments:
President of the Michigan Association for Justice
After being named President-Elect of the Michigan Association for Justice in 2013, Scott Goodwin started his one-year term as President of MAJ on July 1, 2014. The Michigan Association for Justice is a non-profit membership organization “dedicated to furthering civil justice and providing services that allow our 1,800 members to better represent their clients – the people of the State of Michigan.” They aim to make legal services available to everyone. Under the leadership of Scott Goodwin, we know they can.
Super Lawyer (2006-2013)
In 2006, Scott Goodwin was recognized by Super Lawyers, “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” This title comes as the result of independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Since 2006, Goodwin has continued to be a Super Lawyer for his work in personal injury law.
DBusiness Top Lawyer 2009, 2010, 2012
On three separate occasions (2009, 2010 and 2012), Scott Goodwin was named a Top Lawyer in the area of auto accidents, trucking accidents and dog bite claims by DBusiness, Detroit’s premier business journal. Every year DBusiness polls a large pool of attorneys from the Metro Detroit area and asks them to nominate lawyers among a wide variety of legal specialties.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year, 2004
In 2004, Scott Goodwin was named a Lawyer of the Year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, which “recognizes attorneys and professionals in law-related fields who have a significant accomplishment or achievement.”
Free Law Day
Free Law Day is an annual event hosted by The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka where lawyers volunteer their time to provide pro-bono legal advice for the community. Free bicycle helmets, expertly fitted by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, are also provided, not to mention free smoke detectors donated by ACE hardware and free food. To top it off, the event is broadcast over the radio for all to hear. Free Law Day has been a tradition of The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka for almost 30 years and will continue into the future.
Other Accolades Include:
- Top 100 Lawyer for the National Trial Lawyers Association
- 2012 Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire Seminar Speaker on PIP No-Fault Benefits
- Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Throughout his near-30-year career, Scott Goodwin has made it a goal of his to improve the lives of other people by fighting for them and winning. His accreditations, community service and accomplishments speak for themselves: Scott Goodwin and The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka fight for you.
“I was bestowed with the honor of president elect of the Michigan Association for Justice because I’ve been handling cases for individuals for over 26 years. I have been diligent in my investigations, I am competent to handle these cases, settle these cases, and try these cases. It is very important for everybody to understand that I get the job done – I get the job done from the beginning. All of these cases are built on a solid foundation just like a house is built. If you don’t have a good foundation the house is going to eventually crumble. We want to make sure that we get in early on and to make sure that the foundation of your auto case is taken care of promptly, professionally, and properly and that’s what I do every day to represent my clients.”