Bruce D. Goodman

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish
Bruce D. Goodman
Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1974

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish

2 Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1974
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


The principal of Steinberg Goodman & Kalish in Chicago, Illinois, Bruce D. Goodman focuses his practice exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury litigation. His medical malpractice cases make up a large part of his trial practice, and they involve surgical mistakes, failure to diagnose cancer, prescription errors and other forms of professional negligence. Mr. Goodman also represents clients who have been harmed in construction, aviation and motor vehicle accidents, and he has obtained numerous multimillion dollar settlements and jury awards on their behalf.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois in 1971, Mr. Goodman pursued his legal studies at DePaul University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974. He joined his current firm after graduation. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Goodman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Goodman is an active participant in The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, where he is a member of its Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Medical Negligence Committee and its Product Liability & Insurance Law Committee. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his superb track record and high degree of ethics, Mr. Goodman has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Construction accident

  • 70% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1974, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • Ranked as a Top Lawyer in Illinois / Super Lawyer
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Named as a "Leading Illinois Attorney"
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Illinois
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1971
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Product Liability Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, ITLA medical negligence committee
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Medical Negligence Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, AAJ - Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Illinois, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
White Papers:
  • Med-Mal Caps Nothing More Than Red Herring, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2010

Office location for Bruce D. Goodman

2 Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1974
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-782-1386


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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