JOHN (JACK) P. GOODRICH,
Pittsburgh born and bred, Attorney Jack Goodrich is widely regarded as a “trial lawyer’s trial lawyer” and is affectionately known as the “Pittsburgh Legal Bulldog.” He is principal of Jack Goodrich & Associates, P.C. and a past president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Over his long and distinguished career, he has been singled out by his peers for his knowledge, experience, and professionalism. And he has a reputation for not only winning for, but caring about, his clients.
Jack’s practice includes personal injury with a concentration on head trauma and vehicular accidents including wrongful death and complex civil personal injury litigation. He has successfully represented and/or tried multiple dram shop, product liability, auto, trucking, and motorcycle accidents, premises, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. Additional practice areas include Social Security Disability, wills, and estates.
Notably, Jack obtained one of the largest settlements ever ($15.6 million) against a bar/restaurant for negligence in over-serving a driver who caused substantial injuries to innocent victims. He also tried one of the first DNA-related cases and conferred with experts involved with the O.J. Simpson trial. Nationally, he earned distinction as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by “The National Trial Lawyers” organization. He maintains an “A V” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in national attorney ratings for both legal abilities and ethical standards. He is recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as a Top Ten Attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for excellence in the field of personal injury.
Jack is a former Chair of the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, where he dedicated his efforts to maintaining the integrity of the legal profession.
Jack was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He holds a business degree from St. Francis University and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.