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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’s practice primarily focuses on commercial & business litigation, government relations & municipal law, insurance defense, personal injury litigation, and medical malpractice.  He is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Mississippi, and is also admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Representative Matters

  • In February 2015, Mr. Goodman, Tannera Gibson, and Les Jones represented a plaintiff in obtaining a verdict in a medical malpractice case in Shelby County, Tennessee for $750,000.
  • 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.
  • Obtained summary judgment for insurer in breach of contract and bad faith denial of claim case in federal court. See Wynne v. Stonebridge Life Ins. Co., 694 F. Supp. 2d 871 (W.D. Tenn. 2010).


  • University of Mississippi School of Law (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 (2008-2015) 
  • 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, University of Mississippi School of Law (1999-2000)

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice Update,” Memphis Bar Association (2015)
  • Author of published 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)
  • Author of published case note, Constitutional Law 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)

Community Involvement

  • Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 75 (2018-present)
  • Member, City of Memphis Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (2004–2012)