Jeffrey P. Goodman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.
 | 1650 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-496-8282
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

When there’s a high-profile disaster that destroys the lives of innocent victims, chances are you’ll see Jeff Goodman right in the middle—fighting for the rights of those harmed.

As an advocate, Jeff is aggressive, fearless and relentless.

Since joining SMBB in 2010, Jeff has been taking on corporate America and winning. In 2016, he became the youngest partner in the firm’s history. Before his 35th birthday, Jeff helped recover more than $1 Billion on behalf of injured plaintiffs.

Jeff’s practice focuses on litigating complex cases against product manufacturers, rail operators, the maritime industry, trucking companies, construction companies, liquor licensees, and other businesses that harm victims. Throughout his career, Jeff has played a lead role in litigating the most complex and catastrophic disasters in the Philadelphia region, including:

  • $265 Million settlement in connection with the derailment of Amtrak Train No. 188.  SMBB served on the Plaintiffs' Management Committee and as co-liaison counsel. In total SMBB represented more victims than any other firm.   
  • $227 Million settlement in connection with the collapse of a demolition project onto the Salvation Army thrift store.   SMBB led the charge in discovery and at trial, reprsenting more victims than any other firm.  This case was settled after a Plaintiff's verdict at the conclusion of the liability stage of trial.  Lasting almost six months, this was the longest civil trial in Pennsylvania history. 
  • $17 Million settlement for the victims of the sinking of a Duck Boat in the Delaware River which killed two tourists. 

In addition to these mass disasters, Jeff has fought for compensation to help individual victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries and the families of those who have lost loved ones. His work on these cases has led to scores of recoveries in excess of $1 Million.

Jeff is regularly called on for his knowledge and experience beyond the Philadelphia area and has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, West Virginia and the Virgin Islands. 

Currently, Jeff is representing the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire in London where 72 people were killed and hundreds injured.  Jeff is also representing the victims of the July 2018 sinking of a Duck Boat in Missouri which killed 17 and injured 14. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Products (50%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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White Papers

  • Construction Accidents, Pennsylvania Association for Justice Larry Bendesky and Jeffrey P. Goodman, 2014.  Hart v. Simon Engineering, Case File for Students with the Temple LLM in Trial Advocacy, 2009-2014; Authors: Larry Bendesky and Jeffrey P. Goodman       Elevators and Escalators, PaTLA Premises Liability law and Forms, 2012, revised 2014 Authors, Larry Bendesky and Jeffrey P. Goodman

  • About Jeffrey Goodman

    Admitted: 2010, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: http://www.smbb.com/attorneys/jeffrey-p-goodman

    Honors/Awards:

    • SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2015 and 2016
    • Chaired the largest lawyer conference in the country specifically designed to be put on by the Nation's best young lawyers for young lawyers. Las Vegas, September 2019 , Chair, GenExcellence, 2019
    • 2016 Lawyer on the Fast Track

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member PTLA, 2019
    • Member PAJ, 2019
    • Member AIEG, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaking in Las Vegas at the Nation's largest lawyer conference specifically dedicated to damages.  , Speaker , Damages: Go Big or Go Home, 360Adcovacy, Law, 2016
    • Chaired the nation's largest conference specifically put on by the Nation's best young lawyers for young lawyers.   Las Vegas September 2019, Speaker , Chair, GenExcellence, 2019
    • Speaking in Las Vegas at the Nation's largest lawyer conference specifically dedicated to damages.  , Speaker , Damages: Go Big or Go Home, 360Adcovacy, 2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $3 Million Jury verdict in West Virginia, 2017
    • $6 Million settlement in construction accident case, 2019
    • $5 Million Settlement in airbag non-deployment case, 2019
    • $227 Million Settlement in Market Street Building Collapse Litigation, 2017
    • $265 Million Settlement in Amtrak Train 188 Derailment Litigation, 2017
    • $5 Million settlement in train accident case, 2018
    • $10 Million Settlement in leg amputation case, 2018
    • $6 Million Settlement in structural collapse case, 2018
    • $17.25 Million Settlement in Gas Explosion Case, 2018
    • $15 Million Confidential Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case, 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing the families of 10 of the wrongful death cases and 11 survivors in conneciton with the sinking of a Duck Boat in Missouri.  , 2019
    • Representing the families of 69 of the 72 decedetns and 177 survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire in London.  Litigation is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  , 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Law School - Trial Team - Individual National Champion (Top Gun), 2010

    Educational Background:

    • The George Washington University, Honors: GW's National Mock Trial Team, Honors: Three times was named the Region's Most Outstanding Advocate

    Industry Groups

    • AIEG
    • PAJ
    • PTLA
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    Office Location for Jeffrey P. Goodman

    1650 Market Street
    52nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-496-8282

    Fax: 215-496-0999

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    Last Updated: 9/25/2019

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