Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney Honored for Leadership in Law

The Journal Record, an Oklahoma-based business publication, recently recognized Crowe & Dunlevy director Jimmy K. Goodman as a recipient of its Leadership in Law award, which recognizes Oklahoma’s outstanding leaders in the field of law who are doing valuable community service.

Goodman was one of five individuals recognized with a Leadership in Law award during the Oklahoma County Bar Association (OCBA) Law Day Luncheon Wednesday, May 1 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The OCBA Awards Committee made the award selections.

“We are honored that Jimmy has been recognized yet again as a Leadership in Law award recipient,” said Kevin Gordon, president of the firm. “Not only does he have an extensive and impressive legal background, he is also an active member of the Oklahoma City community, having provided pro bono legal service for many years to those in need.”

He has tried lawsuits since 1973, with a specialty in complex business and commercial litigation. A former president of Crowe & Dunlevy, Goodman has tried cases before state, federal, bankruptcy and tribal courts. His trials have covered a wide range of matters including: business tort and contract litigation; class actions; insurance bad faith defense; construction and real estate disputes; drug, medical device and general product liability defense; government Medicare fraud claims; commercial injunction suits; Indian gaming disputes; unfair competition; and commercial arbitration.

Goodman will begin his three-year term on the American Bar Association Board of Governors in August. He also is the 2013 Oklahoma County chairman for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma’s Campaign for Justice. He is a founding board member of Myriad Gardens of Oklahoma City, and is involved with Citizens League of Central Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma Childbirth Education Association; Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc.; Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma; Leadership Oklahoma City; and United Methodist Church of the Servant

Goodman was named the 2009 Recipient of the William G. Paul Oklahoma Justice Award, which is awarded annually by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. on behalf of Oklahoma's justice community for commitment to "the American promise of equal justice for all." He received the 2006 Journal Record “Leadership in Law” award for service to the legal profession, especially toward increasing diversity and pro bono service. He is Oklahoma’s Delegate to the ABA, has held numerous positions of leadership in the ABA Litigation Section and has served on both the ABA’s Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice and the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. He is currently a co-chair of the ABA Task Force on Human Trafficking.

He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. Goodman is admitted to practice in Oklahoma; U.S. District Court for the Western, Northern and Eastern districts of Oklahoma; 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Sac & Fox Courts.

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