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  • Charleston, WV

Thomas R. Goodwin

Attorney Biography

Co-Managing Partner

Mr. Goodwin’s practice involves large commercial transactions, complex litigation and appellate advocacy.

Profile Information

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  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Personal: Tom is married to Kathryn Sneddon Goodwin, and they have two grown daughters—Carrie and Emily. As he has for nearly his entire legal career, Tom lives on a working farm in the rolling hills of Evans, West Virginia, close to the town of Ripley where he was raised as a child. Tom stays busy with many activities on the farm, including tennis, swimming, golf, playing the piano and regularly entertaining his four grandsons and two granddaughters.

Practice Details

  • Representing clients in various commercial transactions including oil and gas matters
  • Representing clients in the purchase and sale of stock and/or business assets
  • Representing clients in varied civil litigation throughout West Virginia’s state and federal courts
  • Representing clients in state and federal court appeals

Professional Affiliations:

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar Foundation Fellow (2003)
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2010)

Court Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all lower State courts


  • West Virginia State Tax Commissioner, 1977
  • Executive Assistant to Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV, 1977-1981


  • West Virginia University, A.B. 1966
  • West Virginia University, J.D. 1969; Order of the Coif; West Virginia Law Review Editor-in-Chief
  • Harvard University, LLM, 1970


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