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GOODOVE AND SWARTZ SELECTED AGAIN AS SUPER LAWYERS IN 2011

For Immediate Release

For another year in a row, Michael Goodove and Franklin Swartz have been selected as 2011 Super Lawyers. Michael Goodove was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Plaintiff’s […]

“The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” selects Michael L. Goodove

For Immediate Release:

Michael L. Goodove, Esq. has been nominated and selected to “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Association of Trial Lawyers. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only […]

92.9 The Wave-Hampton Roads Topics-Interviews Michael Goodove about Impaired Driving

Michael Goodove interviewed Radio Program about Impaired Driving

Michael Goodove comments on a new website that helps drivers avoid tickets and dui checkpoints.

Mike Goodove, a Norfolk attorney and president of the Southside Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, lost his brother to a drunk driver. Goodove agreed Phantom Alert does some good things, but he says DUI checkpoint alerts aren't one of them. "It's personal responsibility. I don't think we can support a tool that encourages people to drink, drive and avoid detection," Goodove said.

Michael Goodove comments on the proposal to privatize liquor sales.

PORTSMOUTH--A proposal to privatize liquor sales in the state of Virginia is raising some eyebrows. The Governor's office estimates it will generate about 300-500 million dollars from license fees and they plan to use the money for transportation.

Police could ask DUI suspects place of last drink

Police could ask DUI suspects place of last drink
by Joe Flanagan, 13 News, and Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 25 at 6:27 PM

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RICHMOND (AP) — Police […]

Bookie avoids prison with plea deal in Norfolk

A longtime local sports bookie, represented by Franklin Swartz of the law firm of Rabinowitz, Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, will avoid prison time and forfeit more than $1 million in cash and property under a plea agreement reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office on Tuesday. Howard "Moose" Amdusky, 82, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of operating an illegal gambling business.

70 mph bill going to governor’s desk

by 13 News

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 8:05 AM

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PORTSMOUTH — The speed limit on most Virginia highways is 55 miles per hour, though it’s higher in some places.

State legislators want to raise the […]

Norfolk man pleads guilty to killing, avoids death penalty

Kentrell L. Sanderson, represented by attorney Timothy J. Quick of the law firm of Rabinowitz, Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, pleaded guilty Wednesday to capital murder in the slaying of his 12-year-old stepdaughter, and the judge who sentenced him to life said the prosecution had been compromised because the state medical examiner involved had drug convictions. The defense team uncovered this fact which was previously undisclosed by the medical examiner's office and unknown to prosecutors. The Commonwealth's Attorney previously said he would seek the death penalty for Sanderson at his trial, which had been set to begin in March.

Waterside Garage Shooter Acquitted of Murder Charge

A jury found the man accused of murder, attempted murder, and malicious wounding in a March shooting at the Waterside parking garage guilty only of unlawful wounding Friday, and sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail and pay a $2,500 fine. He was represented by Jeffrey Swartz of the law firm of Rabinowitz, Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove. He was acquitted of all other charges.