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James A. “Jim” Goldstein is the founding partner of Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., a nationally recognized personal injury law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia focused on representing the rights of those seriously injured. Since the mid 1980’s, Jim has been the senior, first name partner directly responsible for the multitude of million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements upon which the reputation of the firm is based.

In addition to Best Lawyers, Jim is named as one of the “Pre-Eminent” Lawyers in the United States by Fortune Magazine and he serves on the Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Association. Specializing in medical malpractice, swimming pool drowning, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases, Jim is frequently asked to lecture and teach other trial lawyers. Jim maintains the highest rating for ethical standards and professional ability from Martindale-Hubbell, AV Pre-Eminent, a testament to the fact that Jim’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Location

  • 3060 Peachtree Road, NW, Suite 1000
    Atlanta, GA 30305

Education

  • Emory University, J.D., graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States by Fortune Magazine
  • Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Georgia; National Trial Lawyers Association (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Executive Committee; National Trial Lawyers Association (2013, 2014)
  • Recognized “Advocate” National College of Advocacy’s Achievement Recognition Program
  • Commissioned “Kentucky Colonel” Honorable Steven L. Beshear, Governor of Kentucky (2010)

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Residential Pool Owners


Pool owners can be held liable for injuries that happen in their pools, even if the injured party was not an invited guest. Use these tips to protect others from harm and yourself from legal woes.

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How long does it take to resolve my car accident case?


The answer to the posed question is not a simple one. Each case varies significantly depending on different variables.

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Effects of Near Drowning Accidents


According to the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), near-drowning is the term used to refer to an individual who was suffocating under the water, but ultimately survived the incident.

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