When there’s a high-profile disaster that destroys the lives of innocent victims, chances are you’ll see Jeff Goodman right in the middle—fighting for the rights of those harmed.

As an advocate, Jeff is aggressive, fearless and relentless.

Since joining SM&B in 2010, Jeff has focused his practice on the most complex and challenging cases. Before his 35th birthday, Jeff helped recover more than $1 Billion on behalf of injured plaintiffs and is one of the youngest attorneys in US history to reach this milestone.

Jeff handles cases against insurance companies, product manufacturers, rail operators, the maritime industry, trucking companies, construction companies and other businesses that harm victims. Jeff is regularly called upon for his ability to prove complicated issues of economic loss to ensure maximum recovery for his clients.  Throughout his career, Jeff has played a lead role in litigating high profile national disasters including:

In addition to these mass disasters, Jeff has fought for compensation to help individual victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries and the families of those who have lost loved ones. His work on these cases has led to over 100 settlements or verdicts in excess of $1 Million.

Jeff is regularly called on for his knowledge and experience beyond the Philadelphia area and has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, West Virginia and the Virgin Islands. In 2016, Jeff became the youngest partner in the SM&B’s history.  In addition to being a partner at the firm, Jeff is also the Director of the firm’s Summer Associate and Law Clerk program where he helps supervise and mentor the next generation of great trial lawyers.


  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • New Jersey, 2010
  • US District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, JD, 2010
  • The George Washington University, BA, 2007
  • 2020 The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015-2020 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2018 Philadelphia’s Legal Eagles
  • 2016 Lawyer on the Fast Track

The George Washington University

  • Captain, National Mock Trial Team.
  • Four-time All American in Mock Trial
  • Three-time Region’s Most Outstanding Advocate

Temple University, Beasley School of Law

  • First-ever first-year law student to compete on National Trial Team.
  • Two Regional Championships, National Trial Team
  • Two-time Region’s Best Advocate
  • President, Moot Court Honor Society and won both of
  • Two-time winner, Temple University’s Moot Court competitions
  • Individual National Champion, Top Gun Challenge

(Over 50 awards, trophies, medals, and honors for his various trial advocacy accomplishments in college and law school.)

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  • Intern, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office
  • Public Defender Service, Washington, DC
  • Summer Clerk, Honorable Juan R. Sanchez, US District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Summer Associate, SM&B

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