I Work Hard,
I Fight Hard,
I Get Results
-Alan R. Goodman
Born in Ware, Massachusetts, Alan Goodman was raised in the state and has used his legal experience to provide effective solutions to clients after a serious accident. He attended Amherst College and graduated from the school magna cum laude. It was here that he demonstrated a knack for the law, with his senior honors theses gaining him recognition from Ralph Nader. Nader and Colston Warne believed in the thesis and were able to get it published and distributed. This faith in his work and the experience alongside these men pushed Alan Goodman further in the direction of law, and in 1972 he acted as the Consumer Advocate for the City of North Hampton.
Furthering his involvement in this area, he was active in the formation of MASS PIRG, originally Western Massachusetts' PIRG. After he graduated from college, he worked at the Consumers Union Consumer Reports Magazine in New York doing research and writing.
He then returned to Massachusetts to attend the Western New England College of School of Law. Again he exhibited unparalleled passion and skill in the field, organizing a commission for the purpose of assisting consumers that had experienced fraud. He achieved honors and graduated cum laude in the top of this class. He was asked to return and teach at the school part-time which he did through the night classes.
He made his focus for consumers in the Massachusetts area, using his aptitude in the area of legal practice to stand for those who are not always given a voice. He continues to be an advocate and even makes the trip to his clients if needed, whether they are at home or the hospital. The attorney has made a name for himself as one that is willing to take on cases with no precedent backing them and still bring about successful settlements and verdicts for the clients he represents. Since the inception of his firm in 1977, Mr. Goodman has paved the way for others to recover from similar incidents and injuries not just in Massachusetts but around the country.
Attorney Goodman's work has earned him notable recognition from peers, clients and other professionals across the nation. In fact, one of the cases he handled landed him a spot on CBS's "60 Minutes," and ABC's "Good Morning America." Solicited for his knowledge and experience in the field, national programs such as the NBC evening news and ABC's "20-20," have utilized the lawyer for the skills and information he has to bring to the table.
An outspoken advocate for the victims of drunk driving collisions, Goodman continues to push for a ban of "Happy Hours" in bars throughout the state. He has also openly expressed his desire to forever put an end to high speed police chases and plans on continuing to provide his legal representation to injury victims throughout the state.