Mark J. Goodman, since joining the firm in 1984, has specialized in both workers' compensation and liability defense matters. He also has experience in personal injury law, subrogation and other litigation areas.
Mr. Goodman is a member of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Defense Research Institute, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Self Insurers Association. He has been a member of Public Education Committee of State Board of Workers' Compensation Chairman's Advisory Council from 2010-present. He is the co-author of a number of "Workers' Compensation Surveys," which are published annually in the Mercer Law Review, and has lectured at numerous workers' compensation seminars on a variety of topics.
Mr. Goodman has chaired several seminars sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Georgia State Bar Association, the National Business Institute and other organizations, as well as participated in a statewide series of seminars for businesses sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He has also spoken at various seminars sponsored by the State Board of Workers' Compensation on numerous topics.
Mr. Goodman graduated with an A.B. degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1981, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from Duke University in 1984.
Mr. Goodman has been actively involved in Kids' Chance since its inception, which is a charity established by the workers' compensation seat of the State Board of Georgia providing scholarships to the children of deceased or catastrophically injured workers. He was recognized by Kids' Chance in 2009 for his efforts.
As well, Mr. Goodman and his wife Terri, who is a special needs nurse, have four children. He has been active in coaching youth sports for a number of years and is an active member of the Johns Creek Community. He belongs to Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell and is a member of the Standard Club.