Attorney Scott Goodwin | Scott Goodwin Law

Meet Scott Goodwin

Scott Goodwin has 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:

Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame (2024)

Scott Goodwin was named in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Class of 2024 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame program recognizes legal leaders who have been practicing for at least 30 years and who have made their marks in the community. With a 37 year career in law, Scott Goodwin has shown his commitment to the community and to legal excellence.

Champion of Justice (2021)

The Michigan Association for Justice awarded Scott Goodwin the prestigious Champion of Justice award in 2021. His work to obtain justice for people who have been injured in accidents as well as his pro-bono work as part of annual Law Day events highlights his strong commitment to the civil justice system. Previous recipients of the Champion of Justice award include former United States Senator Carl Levin, former Oakland County prosecutor Jessica Cooper, and United States Senator Gary Peters, trial lawyer Harry Philo, and former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm.

President of the Michigan Association for Justice (2014)

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 – 2021)

From 2006, Scott Goodwin has been 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 – 2021)

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 Scott Goodwin Law 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 Scott Goodwin Law 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
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent – the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards for the last 20 years
  • Best Lawyers in America (2011 – 2021)

Throughout his 35 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 Law fights for you.