Jeffrey M. Goodis

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150 Second Avenue North
Suite 1500
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
T (727) 823-0540
F (727) 823-0230

Quick Look

A founding member of the firm, Mr. Goodis’ trial practice concentrates on the defense of professional (medical, dental, legal, insurance, E&O) negligence claims. His experience also provides him the opportunity to provide litigation avoidance and risk management consultations and to successfully defend other casualty claims. Mr.Goodis has successfully defended catastrophic injury claims brought against various defendants in state and federal courts across the country.

Mr. Goodis has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Fellowship to the College is extended by invitation and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

Mr. Goodis has been named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Senior Fellow status in the society is reserved for advanced commitment to and support of the LCA.

Representative Experience

  • Trenam Kemker – Associate Attorney
  • Thompson Law Group – Associate Attorney


  • PIAA Convention Presenter
  • Malpractice Seminar /Risk Management
  • ARNP Lecture
  • The Power of Arbitration
  • Defending Damages in the Wrongful Death Case
  • Expert Examination at Trial
  • Representing the Physician – What Health, Tax and Business Lawyers should know about Malpractice Litigation (A Fla. Bar CLE)
  • The Art and Science of Expert Witnessing
  • The Caring Compassionate Considerate Doctor Gives a Deposition – presented to Surgery Grand Rounds at USF Medical School
  • Practicing with Ethics – ABOTA
  • Judicial Roundtable – Practicing with Professionalism

Professional Affiliations

Community Involvement

  • Tampa Bay ABOTA – President
  • ABOTA – Judicial Liaison Committee Co Chair
  • Great Explorations – Past President
  • Temple Beth El – Vice President
  • Eckerd College President’s Associates & Triton Club Booster
  • Pinellas County Schools Volunteer
  • Florida Holocaust Museum – Board of Directors (former member)
  • SPHS Baseball Booster – President Elect

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Casualty Litigation
  • Sovereign Immunity Defense


  • Emory University, B.A. 1987
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992

Court Admissions


  • AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2006 to present
  • Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Tampa Bay Magazine – Best Lawyers
  • Order of Barristers
  • Selected as a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Selected as co-winner of Richard T. Earle, Jr., Professionalism Award by the Barney Masterson Inn of Court
  • Selected as one of “Tampa’s Best Lawyers” by Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America┬« in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law
  • Selected as The Best Lawyers in America┬« Lawyer of the Year for 2013 in Medical Malpractice Law
  • Selected for inclusion in 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for 2017
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Medical Malpractice
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America