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 health care 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.
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, health care liability and regulatory and statutory compliance. He has successfully obtained dismissal of multiple cases, represented nursing homes the survey appeals process at both state and federal agency levels and obtained defense verdicts in a number of complex health care 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 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 and 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.
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.
J.D., University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2008
B.S., Psychology, Mississippi College, 2004
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Professional and Community Affiliations
Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Young at Art
Memphis Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
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
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
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
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Field Trips, Resident Safety and Liability: Considers 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 – 2010
Spoiliation of Evidence - Quick Tips for Personal Injury Practice, Barristers – 2008