Michael Goodove received recognition from MADD in appreciation for 30 years of dedication and service to MADD and the victims of impaired driving in Virginia. Goodove has been the President of Southside MADD since 1992, and has assisted thousands of victims of impaired drivers.
STS&G are proud to announce that Michael Goodove was selected as the “Top 100” of the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers. Goodove received this honor as he was ranked as the top of the list in the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers Nomination, Research and Blue Ribbon Review Process. Mr. Goodove specializes in personal injury law.
Attorneys Michael Goodove, Elizabeth Ufkes, Jeffrey Swartz and Mark Stokes have been selected as 2022 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia. Michael Goodove and Elizabeth Ufkes were recognized in the area of Personal Injury. Jeffrey Swartz was recognized in the area of Criminal Defense and Mark Stokes was recognized in the area of Traffic Law. Goodove, Ufkes, Swartz, and Stokes were selected based upon evaluation by other top lawyers and independent research of the candidates and they are listed in the 2022 Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ Magazine which is The Business Magazine of Coastal Virginia.
Michael Goodove has joined the Regional Advisory Board of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Goodove has been volunteering for MADD since 1992, when he started the Southside Virginia Chapter and has been President of Southside Virginia MADD.
“MADD is a wonderful organization that has remained close to my heart. No family should ever have to go through the terrible experience of losing a loved one to a drunk driver and our organization has been instrumental in working to achieve our goal of No More Victims.”, Goodove said.
Attorneys Michael Goodove, Elizabeth Ufkes, Franklin Swartz, and Mark Stokes have been selected as 2022 Super Lawyers. Michael Goodove and Elizabeth Ufkes were selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Franklin Swartz was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field White Collar Criminal Defense and Mark Stokes was selected as a Rising Star in the field of Criminal Defense. Goodove, Ufkes, Swartz and Stokes were selected based upon evaluation by other top lawyers and independent research of the candidates and they are listed in the 2022 Virginia & West Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mike Goodove, a partner with the Norfolk Law Firm Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz and Goodove, has been a MADD volunteer in the Tidewater area of Virginia for 29 years. Motivated by the death of his younger brother Jeffrey in an alcohol related crash in 1990, he started the MADD Southside chapter in the Hampton Roads area in 1992 and has remained active to the present time. Professionally, he has dedicated his life to assisting victims, especially victims of impaired drivers.
In addition to his role as MADD Southside Chapter Chairman and spokesperson, Mike has coordinated Candlelight Vigils, law enforcement award ceremonies and Tie One On For Safety Campaigns. He has also served victims, participated in Victim Impact Panels, appeared in and created impaired driving awareness PSA’s, and participated in legislative and law enforcement education.
Mike received the MADD 20th Anniversary “Difference Maker” award. He was a 2014 recipient of the “Leaders in the Law” award as recognized by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly for advocating for impaired driving victims and providing victim support. Mike was also selected as a “Fellow” by the Virginia Law Foundation for accomplishments in the area of impaired driving and victim support.
Mike says he volunteers for MADD because he believes in supporting victims and deterring impaired driving in the future. In thinking on his time with MADD, Mike remembers all of the families that he has been able to assist to make sure that their loved ones are never forgotten. The strength of MADD is the people that make up MADD and he is proud to be a part of our fine organization.
Michael L. Goodove, Esq., a partner of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, P.C., has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum number of civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states.
“ABOTA is one of the nation’s most effective organizations in championing the ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession, and I’m honored to be part of this select group,” Michael Goodove said.
Mr. Goodove has devoted his career to helping injured people. Mr. Goodove specializes in automobile negligence, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, admiralty, worker’s compensation as well as complex civil litigation cases. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer”, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”, “Top Lawyer” and is a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. Mr. Goodove has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and has handled over 7000 personal injuries cases.
|Congratulations to STS&G partner Michael Goodove for his nomination and acceptance as an “Advocate” into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership is extremely selective, by invitation only, and requires a high personal character and an honorable reputation as a trial lawyer. This year, only 4 lawyers were invited and selected as members in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Goodove has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and has been specializing in personal injury law for over 29 years. |
Learn more about ABOTA: https://www.abota.org/Online/About/Who_We_Are/Online/About/About_Us.aspx
Attorneys Michael Goodove, Elizabeth Ufkes, and Jeffrey Swartz have been recognized as the 2021 Top Lawyers in Coastal Virginia by CoVABiz, the Business Magazine of Coastal Virginia. Michael Goodove and Elizabeth Ufkes were recognized as Top Lawyers in the field of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Jeffrey Swartz was recognized as a Top Lawyer in the field of Criminal Law. Their law firm of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz and Goodove, P.C., specializes in personal injury law and criminal defense.
Attorneys Michael Goodove and Elizabeth Ufkes have been selected as 2021 Super Lawyers. Michael Goodove was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Elizabeth Ufkes was selected as a Super Lawyer as a Rising Star in the field of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Goodove and Ufkes were selected based upon evaluation by other top lawyers and independent research of the candidates. Goodove and Ufkes are listed in the 2020 Super Lawyers Magazine.