Attorney John Goodman has over three decades of experience practicing law in the high country
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1961. Admitted to Colorado bar, 1989, Colorado Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.
Private practice in Vail, Colorado, 1989 through present, appearing in Municipal Court, County Court, District Court, Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, (2012 Wyoming Supreme Court pro-hac vice).
EDUCATION: University of Denver (B.A. 1983); Seattle University School of Law (J.D. 1987).
LECTURER: University of Denver Adjunct Professor, Human Communication Studies “Philosophy and Values of Law” (1998 – 2005). Lorman Education “AIA Contracts Methods of Project Delivery” and “Owner Issues in Dealing with the Contractor and Architect” (2005).
MEMBER: Continental Divide, Colorado Bar Association. Director, National Board of Directors, American Judicature Society (2002 – 2005). Member National Advisory Council American Judicature Society (2005 – 2007), and Judicial Independence and Accountability Task Force Committee (2005 – 2007). Director, Vail Junior Hockey Association (2000 – 2003). Director, Ski Club Vail (1998 – 2000). Member, Eagle Valley Home Builders Association and Community Associations Institute (2009)
EXPERT WITNESS: Deposition testimony for plaintiff concerning reasonableness of attorney fees for real estate attorneys, Eagle District Court Lindholm et al., v. William J. Post, 2005 CV 287. Other cases involve live testimony or affidavits concerning fee awards for clients or in fee dispute cases.
REPORTED CASES: Corcoran v. Sanner, 854 P.2d 1376 (Colo. App. 1993); Wright v. Vail Run Resort Community Association, Inc., 917 P.2d 364 (Colo. App. 1996).
AWARDS: Colorado Legal Aid/Continental Divide Bar Assn. Pro Bono Awards (1991 – 2001, 2006, 2009, and 2010). Supported Eagle County legal clinic in Avon, Colorado and Pitkin County Senior legal aid program in the 9th Judicial District.
PRACTICE AREAS: Civil Trials and Appeals; Family Law; Real Estate; Land Use; Contracts; Construction Law; Entity Formation; Commercial Transactions; Residential and Commercial Owners Associations and Metropolitan Districts (drafting, interpreting and enforcing covenants).