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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 2001

Mississippi, 2001

United States Supreme Court, 2006

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

David Goodman has been with the firm since 2001, following his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as Senior Articles Editor on the University of Mississippi School of Law Journal. Mr. Goodman’s practice focuses primarily on municipal law, personal injury tort litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, medical malpractice, insurance defense, employment litigation, and commercial litigation. He has also represented clients in criminal matters. He is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Mississippi.

In February, 2015, Mr. Goodman, Tannera Gibson and Les Jones represented a plaintiff in obtaining a significant verdict in a medical malpractice case in Shelby County, Tennessee.

In May of 2017, Mr. Goodman, Les Jones and former Burch, Porter & Johnson partner Todd Rose obtained a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case in rural West Tennessee.


  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 2001), cum laude; Senior Articles Editor (2000 – 2001), Staff Member (1999 – 2000), University of Mississippi Law Journal
  • Clemson University (B.A., 1998), magna cum laude

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury, General: Defense and General Litigation (2008 - 2014) 
  • Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum (2006 – 2007)
  • Recipient, Alston and Jones Earl T. Thomas Award for Excellence in Writing: Outstanding Comment Award, University of Mississippi Law Journal (2000- 2001)
  • Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell Scholarship Award (2000 – 2001)
  • Who’s Who Among American Law Students (2000 – 2001)
  • John Bee Scholarship Award (1999- 2000)

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Author, Case Note, Constitutional Law ‘First Amendment’ Federal Prohibitions on Advertising for Private Casinos are Unconstitutional if Such Advertising is Broadcast from Stations in States Where Such Gaming is Lawful, 69 MISS. L. J. 575 (1999)
  • Comment, Proposals for a Federal Prohibition of Internet Gambling: Are There Any Other Viable Solutions to This Perplexing Problem? 70 MISS. L. J. 375 (2000)

Community Involvement

  • Member, City of Memphis Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (2004 – present)