Brian Goodman

About Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman is a trial lawyer and principal at the firm. He represents clients in the defense of civil claims, including serious personal injury and products liability claims. Brian also represents churches and other religious institutions in the defense of sexual misconduct claims. In addition to his active trial practice, Brian represents a national insurance-industry trade association in regulatory and licensing matters, and, as such, has been and continues to be very active with the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners). He lectures extensively for continuing education credit in numerous states on first-party property insurance matters and authored a chapter in the ABA book on First Party Property Litigation.


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School Law (J.D. 1982)
  • John Hopkins University (B.A. 1979)


  • Maryland (1982)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1982)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1983)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2014)
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Public Adjuster Specific Experience
  • General Counsel at NAPIA
  • (National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters) 2000-Present
  • Associate General Counsel NAPIA 1997-2000
  • NAPIA Person of the Year 2005

Expert Witness Designations in the field of Public Adjusting in the states of:

  • Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland.

Testimony Given as an Expert in Public Adjusting for various regulatory bodies:

▪ NAIC Property and Casualty Committee 2013 ▪ NAIC MAWG Committee 2013

▪ Louisiana ▪ Tennessee ▪ Mississippi

▪ Maryland ▪ Missouri

Courses given for Continuing Educational Credits recognized by State Insurance Departments in the field of Public Adjusting:

  • NAPIA Annual Meeting 2008-2016
  • NAPIA Mid-Year Meeting 2008-2016

Continuing Education Courses for credit recognized by State Insurance Departments in the field of Public Adjusting

  • First Party Claims Conference 2008-2016


  • Chapter regarding Public Adjusting in First Party Litigation Manual published by the American Bar Association

Contact Info:

Phone: 410-319-0529


Courses taught by Brian Goodman