Goodman practices in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and on BABC’s Life
Sciences Industry Litigation Team. Will is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer with
experience in challenging venues throughout the United States. Over a career
that began in 1977, Will has worked on major chemical exposure, class action,
commercial, and pharmaceutical litigations, most of which involved hundreds or
thousands of claims. Earlier matters included asbestos, dioxin, hearing loss,
and toxic waste site/Superfund-related litigations.
practice in recent years has focused on the national level defense of
pharmaceutical and chemical companies in complex commercial and personal injury
litigation. Will has been involved in fifteen different mass tort
pharmaceutical litigations, and he has served as regional and trial counsel on
national litigation involving genetically modified crops.
pro hac vice in many state and federal courts, Will has tried cases to verdict
in Arkansas, California, and Mississippi. These trials included defense
verdicts for Bayer in the second and third trials in the country involving the
prescription medicine Baycol. Will also was selected for trial teams in cases
that resolved before or during trial in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Bice, et al. v. Micon, et al.; Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — Lead counsel for Bayer MaterialScience in case in state court in Alabama in which numerous coal miners claimed injuries from exposure to certain products.
In re: Genetically Modified Rice Litigation — Regional counsel for Bayer CropScience in federal and state commercial litigation involving genetically modified rice. Lead trial counsel for Bayer CropScience in the first state court rice trial in February and March, 2010, in Arkansas.
Baycol litigation — Member of the national defense team for Bayer Corporation in litigation over the statin drug, Baycol. Trial counsel for Bayer in the second and third Baycol trials in the nation, both of which resulted in defense verdicts.
Other Court Admissions
- Mississippi Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
- United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi