Rich Godshall is the owner and managing partner of the Firm. Rich is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and construction site and electrocution accidents. He is the Firm’s most seasoned trial attorney with multiple six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements. Rich oversees an inventory of over 700 personal injury cases with his team of 8 lawyers and 35 staff members. Rich’s trial successes include a $450,000 verdict on a case where the defendant made a $1,000 offer, and a $950,000 verdict on a case where the defendant made a $25,000 offer.
Rich started his legal career about 20 years ago doing defense work for larger companies and insurance carriers. He was named as the youngest partner in a 100-lawyer-plus regional defense firm but quickly realized that he was better suited working for those that were injured, not against them. This was never more obvious to Rich than when his dad, a union carpenter, suffered a disabling fall at work. His dad was rejected by multiple firms and largely left to fend for himself as he remained out of work. When a life-altering injury affects you or a family member you learn very quickly that the system is not set up to protect everyday working-class people. Rich remembers what he and his family went through simply to ensure they were treated fairly. He has set up his firm and overall practice to ensure other families do not go through what his did. This experience provides a foundational framework that few other personal injury lawyers have and can provide to their clients.