James A. Goldstein

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC
James A. Goldstein
Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury

Licensed in Georgia since: 1980

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC

3060 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30305 Visit website


Jim Goldstein is the founding attorney at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Goldstein concentrates his practice on personal injury law, serving clients throughout the state of Georgia who have sustained or lost a loved one due to a catastrophic injury.

Mr. Goldstein has more than 35 years of experience practicing in areas, including automobile negligence, birth injuries, brain injuries, land and water contamination, plaintiff’s personal injury, products liability, sexual assault, spinal cord injuries, swimming pool drowning/entrapment, trucking negligence and wrongful death.

During his career, Mr. Goldstein has successfully achieved settlements and verdicts worth millions of dollars, resulting in his inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Entities such as the American Society of Legal Advocates, the American Association for Justice, Fortune magazine and The National Trial Lawyers have also presented him with honors or awards.

Before founding Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., Mr. Goldstein worked for a firm representing corporations and banks. After also gaining experience representing Fulton County, Georgia, in various wrongful death matters, he chose to focus his practice on representing personal injury victims.

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Goldstein is a member of numerous organizations. Some of these include the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Goldstein graduated cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his law degree from Atlanta’s Emory University School of Law. He is qualified to appear before all Georgia state courts and several federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.goldsteinhayeslaw.com/our-team/attorneys/james-a...

  • One of The National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • America’s Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine
  • One of The American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • Commissioned “Kentucky Colonel” Honorable Steven L. Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, 2010
  • America’s Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine
  • Recognized “Advocate” National College of Advocacy’s Achievement Recognition Program
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers, Georgia, 2016 - 2018
  • Steering Committee, U.S. Court of Claims/Vaccine Litigation
  • Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Georgia; National Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - 2018
  • Selected by Best Lawyer’s as one of Georgia’s Best Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Selected Georgia's Best Lawyers: publisher: Wall Street Journal, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Ten Leaders
  • Named Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell
  • Named Lifetime Achievement Recipient – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Named one of “Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States” by Fortune Magazine
  • Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Executive Committee, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - 2018
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Georgia, 1980
  • Diplomat, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Atlanta
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • National Drowning Prevention Alliance
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Educational Background:
  • Union College, Schenectady, B.A., Honors: Cum Laude, 1977

Office location for James A. Goldstein

3060 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-857-3090


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

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