Joshua B. Goodwin     |     Associate

804.622.1147   |   email   |   vCard

ASSISTANT   |   Barbara Hipp     804.622.1134
PARALEGAL   |   Judy East     804.622.1144

OFFICE   |   Richmond
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Josh began his career defending individuals, businesses and their insurance companies across the Commonwealth of Virginia with a small insurance defense firm in Richmond, Virginia. He then moved to a mid-sized Chicago based firm, but remained in their Virginia office before joining Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman. He has tried approximately 15 trials to jury verdict and over 50 bench trials. He defends clients in matters ranging from personal injuries in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability cases, products liability and policy coverage questions. While predominately litigating cases in the courtroom, he has attended dozens of mediations and arbitrations, where appropriate to protect his client’s interests.

Education
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2011
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2015
Professional  Honors & Activities
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Vice-Chair, Policy & Coverage Section, 2019 – 2020
    • Chair, Policy & Coverage Section, 2020 – 2021
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Best Lawyers in America:  Ones to Watch – 2022
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

 

Representative Experience
  • Obtained jury verdict finding no coverage in declaratory judgment action
  • Obtained jury award of zero in an admitted liability rear-end collision
  • Obtained jury defense verdict in personal injury filed by passenger of client at the time of the accident
  • Obtained multiple jury awards below claimed medical expenses

The cases referenced above do not represent the lawyer’s entire record.  Each case must be evaluated on its own facts.  The outcome of a particular case cannot be based on past results.