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Justin Goodman


University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, J.D., Dean’s List. Honor Roll.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude.
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society.


Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation Defense
Insurance Law
Bad Faith
Fraud Investigation
General Construction
General Negligence
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice
Domestic Relations

Professional Experience:

Mr. Goodman received his Juris Doctor from the University School of Law with honors including Dean’s list, clinical honors in business and taxation, and the CALI excellence for the future award.  In addition to joining the fine firm of Jay Goodman & Associates, Mr. Goodman is a visiting professor of law at the University Of New Mexico School Of Law. He had the pleasure to clerk for the Honorable Stan Whitaker and was an associate attorney with O’Brien and Padilla, P.C, and Stiff, Keith and Garcia, LLC.  He regularly serves as a motivational speaker and grader for the New Mexico Bar Exam. He also serves on the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Editorial Board. Mr. Goodman maintains a diverse civil litigation practice including insurance defense, fraud investigation, personal injury, construction defect, employment, and domestic relations.  He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Mexico.

Professional Honors and Distinctions:

NMDLA Young Defense Lawyer of the Year: 2018
Super Lawyers – Rising Star: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Clinical Honors – Business and Taxation: 2011
CALI Excellence for the Future Award: 2010
Speaker, Outstanding Service Award: 2010. 47th annual Meeting & Education
Conference American Association of Attorney – Certified Public Accountants


A Bench Perspective from United States Magistrate Judge Steven C. Yarbrough
Defense News, Winter 2015/2016
Summary Jury Trials: Coming Soon to New Mexico?
Defense News, Winter 2014/2015
Vanishing Civil Jury Trials: Views from Recipients of the Outstanding Civil
Defense News, Spring 2015
Grandparents, are you “With It”?
The Forecaster, Washington State. (Volume 28, Issue 4)

Professional Memberships and Activities:

American Bar Association
State Bar of New Mexico
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
Defense Research Institute, The Voice of the Defense Bar
Albuquerque Bar Association
Bar Association of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
National Business Institute

Court Admissions:

State of New Mexico
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico