Scott A. Goodwin

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Birmingham, Michigan

Scott Goodwin Law P.C.
Scott A. Goodwin
Scott Goodwin Law P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1986

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Scott Goodwin Law P.C.

999 Haynes Street
Suite 385
Birmingham, MI 48009 Visit website


A seasoned personal injury attorney, Scott A. Goodwin is a partner at The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka in Birmingham, Michigan. For more than three decades, he has been laser-focused on fighting for the rights of those injured and disabled in the Detroit metro area and across Michigan. His unwavering commitment to providing legal assistance to those in need has resulted in an established track record of success.

The cases Mr. Goodwin has handled involve boating accidents, medical malpractice, auto accidents, defective products, workplace accidents, premises liability, workers’ compensation, truck wrecks, wrongful death and animal attacks. He has helped victims recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, earning a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Some of his notable results include:

·       $4.5 million in a pedestrian crash

·       A $1.8 million settlement for an injured motorcyclist

·       $1.4 million against a drunk driver

·       A $1.1 million verdict in a propane explosion accident

Mr. Goodwin earned his Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law in 1986 after completing his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University. He passed his bar examination and obtained his license to practice law before all Michigan state courts in 1986. He is also licensed in the state of Missouri. 

A former president of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), Mr. Goodwin is a recipient of its 2021 Champion of Justice Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by MAJ. He is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

For his high professional accomplishments, Mr. Goodwin was peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and “Superb” through Avvo. He was listed among the Top Lawyers in Michigan by DBusiness Magazine and among the Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Furthermore, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2014 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Mr. Goodwin devotes a part of his time to helping clients on a pro bono basis. For about 30 years, he has religiously conducted the “Free Law Day,” where lawyers provide free legal assistance to those who cannot afford them. Through the program, he has also donated free bicycle helmets and smoke detectors.

*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 - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1986, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • Recent resolutions 4.5 million auto vs Pedestrian crash ,1.8 million dollar settlement for Motorcyclist who was hit by truck 1.4 million Pedestrian struck by City of Detroit bus, 1.4 million award against Drunk driver. 1.4 million Underinsured motorist award,1 million for child injured on a hayride, 1 million for a college student struck in a crosswalk, 985,000 Underinsured award for a rear seat passenger who was injured in an auto crash and was ejected from his vehicle. 800,000 Auto crash where client suffered closed head injury 1.1 million propane explosion at private home and 625,000 for a homemaker struck by a school bus. 525,000 for a resident Doctor struck by a semi-truck on the highway. 350,000 for a woman bitten by a pitbull. 800,000 truck driver visiting plant for pick up whose feet were crushed by HI LO. 1 Million dollars for driver of truck T-boned by window company stake truck. 950,000.00 for the wrongful death of a victim of road rage by a drunk driver. 700,000 for a security guard who was a victim of T-bone crash. 750,000 elderly lady struck in a crosswalk, 400,000 student struck by a van, 476,000 verdict postal employee hit by rental truck. Dog attack little girl bitten in face 326,000, Jet Ski crash fractured sternum and Traumatic Brain injury 330,000. 1.25 million motorcycle vs car traumatic brain injury
  • Over the past 35 years I have assembled numerous jury verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards well in excess of millions of dollars
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Recipient, Best Lawyers in America (2011 – 2021)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent – the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards for the last 20 years, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 100 Lawyer for the National Trial Lawyers Association, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year, Recepient, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2004
  • DBusiness Top Lawyer, 2009, 2010, 2012 – 2021, in the area of auto accidents, trucking accidents and dog bite claims., DBusiness
  • Super Lawyer, 2006 – 2021, for his work in personal injury law, Super Lawyers
  • Champion of Justice award 2021 recognizes stellar work in legal community by my peers fighting for Justice. LAWYER OF THE YEAR. MI Lawyers weekly selected ten MI Attorneys out of 30000 who stood out from the crowd during 2004 by winning important cases, being involved in matters that raise challenging legal issues and otherwise furthering the profession`s commitment to the rule of law and concept of justice. Best lawyers in America 2014,15 16 and 17,18 19 and 20,21  DBbusiness Top Lawyers in MI,2021,2020 2019,2018, 2009, 2010 and 2012 in the area of Auto accident,Trucking accidents and Dog bite claims. Martindale Hubbell AV preeminent Highest rating for ethical and legal ability. Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Recently,been chosen as a top 100 lawyer for the National Trial Lawyers Association. Year after year Super Lawyer top 100 and top 50 in consumer law. 2016 Leaders in the law MI Lawyers Weekly. Best lawyers in America 2021, Champion of Justice award , Michigan Association for Justice , 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Chairman of Membership and Co-chair of Media Committee, Auto No-Fault Task force
  • Free Law Day. Every year for past 35 years I have held a free law day where I assemble over 40 attorney`s who donate their time to the community free of charge to assist folks with Legal problems. In addition we give away free of charge bicycle helmets which are expertly fitted by trained staff from Children`s hospital of MI. For the last few years we also, have given out free smoke detectors donated by ACE hardware. This is annual event where folks receive free legal advice, free food , free bicycle helmets and it is broadcast live on the radio. We have provided over ten thousand free safety bike helmets to the public free of charge
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan Association for Justice, the Premier Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Association, Past President
  • President of the Michigan Association for Justice, 2014
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  •  American Bar Association, Member
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee, Chairman
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board Member
  • American Association for Justice, Delegate
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 2019 Navigating the chaos the new No Fault legislation, 2018 MAJ NO FAULT INSTITUTE speaker on Underinsured and Uninsured motorist coverage and changes in the law. Speaker at 2015 Michigan Association for Justice Seminar in the snow. No Fault Wage Loss PIP benefits. June 2017 Covenant evening forum speaker, Speaker, NO FAULT PIP wage loss, 2015
  • 2012 MAJ Rapid Fire seminar speaker on PIP No Fault benefits, Speaker, Michigan Association For Justice, 2012

Office location for Scott A. Goodwin

999 Haynes Street
Suite 385
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone: 248-644-4529

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