Civil Plaintiff


The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, which is composed of the top 16,500 Lawyers in the nation, is proud to announce Brent Goudarzi as its 2024 President. Brent Goudarzi, the founding partner of Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. in Gilmer, Texas, brings a distinguished record of achievements to this prestigious role, having secured numerous historic verdicts and settlements in commercial motor vehicle cases.

Brent Goudarzi has consistently demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication throughout his legal career. Mr. Goudarzi has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and a member of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys – Premier 100. His firm has represented over 28,000 individuals, and he has obtained record-setting jury verdicts and settlements across Texas. In addition to his practice, Mr. Goudarzi is a sought-after lecturer who teaches lawyers, both young and old, how to best advocate for their clients so that, whether it is at the time of verdict or before, they can receive the best results for their clients.

Mr. Goudarzi takes the mantle previously held by esteemed past presidents such as Robert Eglet, Mike Papantonio, Michael Berg, Mark Geragos, and Mark Lanier. His dedication to justice and remarkable track record position him as an exemplary leader for the NTL. In addition to his leadership within the NTL, Mr. Goudarzi has served as President of the East Texas Trial Lawyers Association and currently holds the esteemed title of President Emeritus. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Brent Goudarzi’s remarkable career is highlighted by his unprecedented achievements in transportation litigation. He holds the six most consequential settlements and verdicts in this field, including verdicts of $730 million, $260 million, and $101 million, as well as settlements of $150 million, $140 million, and $125 million. These results are unmatched by any other lawyer or law firm in the nation. In 2022 alone, his office secured over $512 million in settlements for individual tort victims, earning him the title of Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers.

The National Trial Lawyers congratulates Brent Goudarzi on his appointment as President and looks forward to his leadership in advancing the organization’s mission to support and promote the work of trial lawyers across the nation.

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