Jacob Goad

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Durham, North Carolina

Law Office of Jacob Goad
Jacob Goad
Law Office of Jacob Goad

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2016

Education: North Carolina Central University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024
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Law Office of Jacob Goad

115 E Main St
Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701 Visit website


The Law Office of Jacob Goad represents clients in workers' compensation, auto accidents, and wrongful death matters. His clients are primarily from Raleigh, the Durham and Greensboro metro areas and the surrounding regions.

Mr. Goad graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, concentrating on Spanish literature and social/economic justice. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he was part of a Hispanic collegiate honor society and participated in fellowship groups. After years of living abroad and championing environmental and social causes, he returned to the United States. In 2016, he completed his law degree at North Carolina Central University in Durham, while also working full-time as a paralegal. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina.

Over the past 11 years, Mr. Goad has helped injured persons pursue compensation for their injuries. He has also worked closely with survivors in wrongful death cases. His clients praise his compassion, patience and dedication to providing personalized service.

Mr. Goad maintains memberships across several legal organizations. These include North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Durham County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association. He currently serves as the secretary on the board of directors for Urban Ministries.  He is the treasurer of the North Carolina Bar Association's Workers' compensation section. He is the membership liaison for the Hispanic Law Division of North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2016, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://jgoadlaw.com/about-attorney-jacob-goad/

Educational Background:
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Workers' Comp. Section, Member
  • Urban Ministries of Durham, Member, Board of Directors, Current Secretary
  • Durham County Bar Association, Former Secretary of Young Lawyers Division
  • Durham County Bar Association, Former chair of Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Chair, Legislative Committee for WC Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers' Comp. Section
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Incoming Membership Rep.
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Hispanic Law Division
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Section, Member
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in Spanish and Social and Economic Justice, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Durham County Bar Association, 2019
Representative Clients:
  • ESTATE OF S.M. V. CBM.  Obtained favorable Opinion & Award after reversal of the denial of a death claim. Minor child of decedent employee will receive more than $600,000 over 18 years, 2020
  • RZL V. 24/7 R. S. LLC. Won at the deputy commissioner level on the issue of whether injury employee was an employee, versus being ineligible for benefits as an independent contractor, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2022
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Alamance Presbyterian, Greensboro, NC., Former Member and Elder
  • Face to Face, Greensboro, NC, Former Member of Board of Directors

Office location for Jacob Goad

115 E Main St
Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-944-4669


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024

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