Joshua R. Goodman

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Southeast Region

Recent Publication:

Do the Recent Amendments to Florida’s Negligence Statute of Limitations Affect Product Liability Actions? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

On March 24, 2023, Florida reduced the Statute of Limitations for negligence claims from 4 years to 2 years for any negligence causes of action arising after the amendment went into effect on that date. Fla. Stat. § 95.11(4)(a); see also Florida House Bill 837,...

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.

Experience

News

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.

Publications

Do the Recent Amendments to Florida’s Negligence Statute of Limitations Affect Product Liability Actions? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

February 05, 2024

On March 24, 2023, Florida reduced the Statute of Limitations for negligence claims from 4 years to 2 years for any negligence causes of action arising after the amendment went into effect on that date. Fla. Stat. § 95.11(4)(a); see also Florida House Bill 837,...

Construction-Defect Subrogation on the Rise But it Just Became More Difficult in Florida

June 29, 2023

Joshua R. Goodman was quoted in the Insurance Journal’s recent article “Construction-Defect Subrogation on the Rise But it Just Became More Difficult in Florida.”

Florida’s Fast & Furious Tort Law Changes [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 26, 2023

In the first quarter of 2023, the Florida Legislature made three major changes to the Statute of Limitations for negligence claims, comparative fault rules in negligence cases, and the Statute of Repose for improvements to real property. In this episode, David Brisco (San Diego) interviews his...

Fast & Furious Tort Law Changes, Part 2: Shorter Statute of Repose for Improvements [Alert]

April 18, 2023

Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 360, known as “An act relating to causes of action based on three improvements to real property.”

Fast & Furious Tort Law Changes in Florida [Alert]

March 30, 2023

House Bill 837, “Civil Remedies,” focuses on bad faith litigation and attorney’s fee awards, and makes two important changes for negligence cases.

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...

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Complex Claims & Litigation Forum 2024

February 27, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV

Joseph F. Rich and Joshua R. Goodman will present “Mediating a Subrogation Claim: Key Strategies for Achieving Successful Outcomes” at the 2024 Complex Claims & Litigation Forum hosted by ALM PropertyCasualty360 in Las Vegas, NV.

Past Events

Industry Sectors

Education

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

Awards & Honors

America’s Top 50 Lawyers, 2022

Lawyers of Distinction 2023

The Lawyer Network, Construction Defects Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Florida, 2023

The Lawyer Network, Products Defects Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Florida, 2023

  • 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