We at the Food Liability Law Blog, and at Stoel Rives, are extremely pleased that David Goodnight, one of our most noted trial lawyers, has agreed to join the team as a point person for food and beverage litigation.  David brings a wealth of trial experience as well as an incredibly calm "bedside manner" to the team.  He’s the perfect person to talk to if there’s someone standing outside your door with what appears to be a subpoena or a warrant.  He not only will know what you should do, he’ll help to lower your anxiety level. 

Here’s what one of his food and beverage clients just said about David:

Stoel Rives, under David Goodnight’s leadership, provided absolutely outstanding legal counsel for our small business.  The partners at our firm marveled at his ability to litigate a very complex arbitration case to a successful outcome and then help connect us to the deep resources of Stoel Rives to solve the varied corporate and tax challenges we face as a small business.  We were very impressed by the breadth and depth of legal counsel at Stoel Rives and have recommended your firm to a number of our friends who own small businesses and people that were in need of professional legal advice.   Truly, we can’t thank David Goodnight and the legal team at Stoel Rives enough for what they have done for our company.

And here’s another testimonial from a client in the pharmaceutical industry:

I could not have been more fortunate than to have the opportunity to work with David as our attorney to handle a legal matter for my company. His expertise and clear explanation of options, strategies, possible outcomes, and recommendations helped me to make the right decisions for our company. I never felt worried about our position with David on our team. He helped me and our company to take a strong position in a difficult legal matter without putting us at risk to overspend or overextend ourselves at anytime. His calm, strong, and thoughtful attitude made me feel that he was working for our good at all times. Thanks to David, we achieved success in the legal matter that he handled for us. If our company or I am ever in the position to need an attorney with David’s expertise, I would not hesitate to call on him again. He’s remarkable.




David’s clients include GE, Amazon.com, International Paper, Qwest Corporation, Century Link and Weyerhaeuser Company.  He has been selected numerous times as one of Washington’s top 100 lawyers, is recognized by Chambers and selected as a litigation star by Benchmark and Washington CEO.  We’re extremely pleased to have him join our team. 

Please join us in welcoming David to the blog.