Brian D. Goodrich

Brian D. Goodrich concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation involving business and real estate disputes as well as trust and estate litigation and general civil litigation.

Mr. Goodrich received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida in 2010. Mr. Goodrich received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2013. In law school, Mr. Goodrich was a Certified Legal Intern with the Gator Team Child Juvenile Law Clinic, where he provided free legal services to children in both delinquency and dependency matters. Mr. Goodrich also served as a teaching assistant for Trial Practice.

Mr. Goodrich is actively involved in the Sarasota County Bar Association, serving as President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Goodrich also serves as Secretary for the Sarasota County Gator Club, volunteers as a judge for Teen Court and serves as a mentor through the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division mentoring program. He is a member of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court.

Mr. Goodrich has been recognized as a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for the years 2017 – 2019, an honor received by no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida.

  • Education
  • Bar Admissions
  • Representative Clients
  • Honors/Awards
  • Associations/Memberships
Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

  • J.D. cum laude – 2013

University of Florida

  • B.A. cum laude – 2010
  • Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Representative Clients
  • Successfully rescinded four deeds for properties which had been fraudulently transferred twice since owned by client after two-day bench trial.
  • Obtained a judgment in an airplane negligence case on behalf of Plaintiff in excess of $450,000.00 after two-day bench trial.
  • Successfully represented clients in Department of Business and Professional Regulation administrative proceedings and proceedings before the Florida Commission on Human Relations.
  • Assisted in obtaining favorable judgment in breach of employment contract action on behalf of Plaintiff after bench trial.
Honors/Awards
  • Book Award in Legal Drafting
  • Book Award in Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiations
  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2017 – 2019
  • Presidents Award, Sarasota County Bar Association, 2016 – 2017
Associations/Memberships
  • The Florida Bar – Trial Lawyers Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar – Business Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar – Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association , President-Elect of Young Lawyers Division, 2018-2019
  • Sarasota County Bar Association , Secretary of Young Lawyers Division, 2017-2018
  • Sarasota County Bar Association , Member of Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors
  • Sarasota County Bar Association , Co-Editor, The Docket, 2016-2017
  • Sarasota County Bar Association , Chair, Law Week Committee, 2016-2017
  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Member
  • Sarasota County Gator Club, Secretary, 2018-2019

Phone: 941-549-8963
Fax: 941-312-5316


Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Trust and Estate Litigation
Civil Litigation

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