Jonathan D. Goodall is a lawyer in the firm’s Mass Torts Department, where he has concentrated on medical device product liability litigation that resulted in hundreds of settlements and several eight- and nine-figure verdicts against the makers of transvaginal mesh products.
Goodall was part of the legal team that worked intensely over eight years against major pharmaceutical corporations such as Johnson & Johnson to help win justice for women nationwide who were implanted with the plastic-like mesh but were left to suffer a lifetime of pain when it eroded in their bodies and could not be entirely removed with corrective surgery.
He deposed plaintiffs, their families and expert witnesses and executed all phases of discovery and trial preparation in the transvaginal mesh litigation while also preparing and reviewing pleadings, motions, petitions and complaints.
Before joining Kline & Specter, Goodall worked as an attorney with the global law firm Dechert LLP, where he performed reviews of discovery documents, conferred and coordinated with staff attorneys, and established and maintained a privilege log. He also worked during this time as a volunteer legal advocate for unemployment beneficiaries at Mid-Penn Legal Services in Harrisburg, Pa.
Prior to that, Goodall was in private practice and worked in Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas, where he represented clients in the criminal courts. He worked with the District Attorney’s Office in negotiating case dispositions while also working in cooperation with the Public Defender’s Office in matters of joint interest.
Goodall worked for eight years as an insurance appeals manager for Apple Financial Management in Hollywood, Fla., where he supervised a team of five associates in executing the billing needs for the three largest hospitals in southern Florida and negotiated outstanding accounts with companies such as Cigna and Aetna.
Goodall earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham International Law Journal.
During law school, Goodall worked on the creation of the New York State Commission on Public Integrity, which governs the ethical behavior of the state’s employees.
He also worked before law school as a legislative aide to former U.S. Connie Mack III (R-FL), a Philadelphia native.
Goodall is a U.S. Army veteran having served at Fort Bragg, N.C., and in South Korea.
He is a lifetime member and volunteer with the American Long-Distance Hikers Association and over six months hiked the almost 2,200 miles that comprise the entire Appalachian Trail.