Joshua R. Goodman

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Southeast Region

Joshua Goodman handles subrogation and litigation involving construction defects, product defects, admiralty, transportation losses, commercial disputes, and various business matters. Josh also provides counsel to insurance carriers, banks, charitable foundations, and various Fortune 500 companies.

Josh has litigated and tried matters throughout the Southeast United States and has counseled clients on issues arising in various jurisdictions. Additionally, he is a frequent lecturer making presentations on a number of topics to companies and groups throughout the country. Josh is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court mediator.

Josh received his Bachelor of Arts with honors from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in 1994. He received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1998.



Goodman and Rich Complete Mediation Certification

August 03, 2022

Joshua R. Goodman and Joseph F. Rich completed training and certification to be Civil Circuit and County mediators in the state of Florida.

Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

April 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll.


Two Years of Remote Litigation & Beyond [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 06, 2022

It’s been two years since COVID-19 not only radically changed our daily lives but altered how recovery professionals approach litigating claims. Yes, two years have passed! In the first few months of the pandemic, courts, litigators and recovery professionals quickly adapted to use readily...

Could Daubert be Dying in Florida? [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

April 26, 2017

Joe Rich and Joshua Goodman discuss the Florida Supreme Court opinion in In Re: Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, in which the court declined to adopt the Daubert standard, on procedural grounds, for admissibility of expert testimony.

Lithium Battery Fires and CT Scans [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

November 14, 2016

On October 13, 2016, Roylco Educational Light Cubes were recalled because its lithium battery can overheat and catch fire. On the same day, Samsung expanded its recall of the Galaxy Note7 Smartphones based on additional incidents with the replacement phone’s lithium battery overheating and catching...

Florida’s Economic Loss Rule Comes Full Circle in Tiara Condominium Association v. Marsh & McLennan

June 11, 2013

The Supreme Court of Florida answered in the negative a certified question asking whether the economic loss rule bars an insured’s suit against an insurance broker where the parties are in contractual privity with one another and the damages sought are solely economic losses.

The Dangers of Sinkholes [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 07, 2013

This past week an unfortunate nightmare came true - a family had the unthinkable horror of hearing and watching a loved one perish when a sinkhole opened under the man’s bedroom in his Florida home. As has been reported, sinkhole losses have been increasing in magnitude and volume...

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  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1998
  • The Citadel, B.A., 1994

Awards & Honors

America’s Top 50 Lawyers, 2022

  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of North Carolina
  • Florida Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association