WHY WE WIN

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Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary heart.

ONE WORD: DETERMINATION

We’re Pittsburgh-born and Pittsburgh-bred, and we do not rest until we secure justice and fair compensation for our clients.

Ordinary people come to us with some of the most extraordinary challenges they’ve ever faced. They’re relying on us to be tough. To be tenacious. To represent their interests.

We devote extensive resources, expert witnesses, strategic planning, detailed preparation and trial-hardened drive to make things right.

From fact finding and discovery to our depositions, motions and trial preparation, everything is focused on one thing: winning for our clients.

We do the legwork, the homework, the hard work of law so that our arguments are winning arguments.

Our clients deserve nothing less.

OUR WINNING TEAM

JOHN (JACK) P. GOODRICH,
ESQUIRE

Attorney Jack Goodrich is a trial lawyer’s trial lawyer and the principal of Jack Goodrich and Associates. As past president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, he has been singled out by his peers for his knowledge, experience and professionalism.

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 ($15.5 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 serves on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, dedicated 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.

LAUREN R. NICHOLS,
ESQUIRE

Attorney Lauren Nichols is associate attorney with Jack Goodrich and Associates. She is a trial attorney regarded for her practice expertise in workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Lauren is a Hearing Committee member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition, she is chair of the Board of Directors for the Bloomfield Development Corporation in Pittsburgh.

Lauren is a western Pennsylvania native, born and raised just outside of Uniontown. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in history and political science. While at Pitt, she was a member of the University Honors College.

Lauren is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While in law school, Lauren was a member of the Pi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and she completed a legal research fellowship through the Barco Law Library. Lauren was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2012. She lives in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband.