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Steven B. Goff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in River Falls, WI

Bye, Goff & Rohde
258 Riverside Drive
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: 715-629-9834
Fax: 715-425-7413
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

As managing partner and attorney at Bye, Goff & Rohde, Steven B. Goff handles personal injury cases and represents clients in Wisconsin and Minnesota. With over 40 years of experience, his focus extends to cases of premises liability, animal bites, motor vehicle accidents, and products liability. Determined to stand up for the little guy, he develops a personal relationship with all his clients as he fights for the settlements they deserve.

Admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Mr. Goff also represents clients before the following federal courts: the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Goff graduated with honors from Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts before attending the University of Minnesota Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctor. The National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him as a Civil Trial Specialist, and in 2012, he was inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers.

With an Advocate rank from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Goff also participates in many professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association and the St. Croix Valley Bar Association. In 2019, Mr. Goff was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America.

* 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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Steven B. Goff

First Admitted: 1979, Wisconsin

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Educational Background

  • Iowa State University - B.A. in Economics & Political Science, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi
  • Graduated from University of Minnesota Law School, 1979


  • Butler v. Advanced Drainage Sys., Inc., WI 102, 294 Wis. 2d 397, 717 N.W.2d 760, 2006
  • Selzler v. Dresser, Osceola, Garfield Fire Dep’t, 141 Wis. 2d 465, 415 N.W.2d 546 (Ct. App.), 1987
  • Povolny v. Totzke, WI App 184, 266 Wis. 2d 852, 668 N.W.2d 834, 2003
  • Abbott v. Marker, WI App 174, 295 Wis. 2d 636, 722 N.W.2d 162, 2006
  • Rural Mutual Insurance Co. v. Peterson, 134 Wis. 2d 165, 395 N.W 2d 776, 1986
  • City of River Falls v. St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 182 Wis. 2d 436, 513 N.W. 2d 673, 1994


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • National Association of Distinguished Council Top 1%
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating - LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell
  • Advocate Rank, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Inductee, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2019

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Law, NBTA
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer at Globe College in Minneapolis to Paralegal and Legal Club.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of Rotary
  • Past President of Kiwanis

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2016
  • National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA Board Certified), 2003
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1979
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Supreme Court
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1979
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Office Location for Steven B. Goff

258 Riverside Drive
River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: 715-629-9834

Fax: 715-425-7413

Last Updated: 6/21/2022

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