Michael T. Goodin is the Managing Attorney at Adelman Law Firm. He has over a decade of experience as a trial attorney, focusing his practice on civil defense in healthcare and business including representation of medical providers and long-term care providers, both regionally and nationally. He also provides consulting services to health care professionals and business associates. He actively practices in the areas of general liability, professional liability, premises and employment law.

647 South Main Street  |  Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 529 9313  main  |  (901) 881 7360 direct  |  (901) 529 8772  fax
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In his civil defense practice, Michael represents senior services providers along the continuum of care, including skilled nursing, assisted living, behavioral health, home health and hospice litigation. His work includes claims for general negligence, healthcare liability, and regulatory and statutory compliance. He has successfully obtained dismissal of multiple cases, has represented nursing homes the survey appeals process at the state and federal agency levels, and has obtained defense verdicts in a number of complex healthcare liability cases.

At Adelman Law Firm, Michael manages day-to-day litigation and collaborates on continued development of innovative strategies for the firm’s clients. He is licensed in all state and federal courts in Tennessee.


Michael is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He participates in Young at Art with the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, and he volunteers as a judge for various competitions with the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the Tennessee High School Mock Trial. Michael is a graduate of Mississippi College and the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.



  • J.D., University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2008

  • B.S., Psychology, Mississippi College, 2004

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Tennessee

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee

Honors and Awards

  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, National Finalist, 2008

  • National Moot Court Team, 2008

  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, Regional Finalist, Best Oral Advocate - 2nd place in the region, 2007

  • CALI Award for Excellence, Appellate Advocacy

  • Moot Court Program, Joe A. Moore Advocacy Award


Michael is married to Jennifer Bellott Goodin and has two children – Evelyn Grace and Jonathan Grey. He loves cooking, eating, physical fitness and spending time with his family, including his dog.






Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division

  • Tennessee Bar Association - Health Law Section

  • Tennessee Bar Association - Litigation Section

  • Tennessee Bar Association - Tort and Insurance Law Section

  • Memphis Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division

  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Young at Art

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Field Trips, Resident Safety and Liability; Considerations or Long Term Care Facilities, Baker Donelson Long Term Care Newsletter, March 2, 2016

  • Arizona v. Gant; The Supreme Court Gets It Right (Almost), University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, 2010

  • Spoliation of Evidence - Quick Tips for Personal Injury Practice, Barristers, 2008