Brian D. Goodrich

Brian D. Goodrich is an experienced litigator concentrating his practice in the area of commercial litigation involving business and real estate disputes as well as trust and estate litigation and general civil litigation.

Mr. Goodrich received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida in 2010. Mr. Goodrich received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2013. In law school, Mr. Goodrich was a Certified Legal Intern with the Gator Team Child Juvenile Law Clinic, where he provided free legal services to children in both delinquency and dependency matters. Mr. Goodrich also served as a teaching assistant for Trial Practice.

Mr. Goodrich is actively involved in the community. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Safe Children Coalition, a non-profit Community-Based Care provider of education, prevention, diversion, and child welfare services including adoption and foster care. Mr. Goodrich also serves on the Safe Children Coalition Foundation Board of Directors.

Mr. Goodrich has also served as Past President of the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and as Secretary of the Sarasota County Gator Club in addition to volunteering with Teen Court and the Florida Bar’s Mentorship Program.

Mr. Goodrich is an AV Preeminent-rated litigator who has been recognized as a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for the years 2017 – present, an honor received by no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida. Mr. Goodrich has been recognized as an Up & Comer by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite publication, a “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for his work in commercial litigation, and an “Elite Top Attorney” by SRQ Magazine.

  • Education
  • Bar Admissions
  • Representative Clients
  • Honors/Awards
  • Associations/Memberships

University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

  • J.D. cum laude – 2013

University of Florida

  • B.A. cum laude – 2010
  • Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
Representative Clients
  • Successfully rescinded four deeds for properties which had been fraudulently transferred twice since owned by client after two-day bench trial.
  • Obtained temporary injunction on behalf of fitness studio client after former employee’s breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement.
  • Successfully argued in front of Second DCA in injunctive relief case involving oral surgeons.
  • Obtained a judgment in an airplane negligence case on behalf of Plaintiff in excess of $450,000.00 after two-day bench trial.
  • Successfully represented clients in Department of Business and Professional Regulation administrative proceedings and proceedings before the Florida Commission on Human Relations.
  • Book Award in Legal Drafting
  • Book Award in Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiations
  • President’s Award, Sarasota County Bar Association, 2016 – 2017
  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2017 – present
  • Elite Top Attorney, Commercial Litigation, SRQ Magazine, 2020 – present
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021 – present
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® – 2022
  • Up & Comer, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2022
  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section, Member
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
    • Immediate Past-President of Young Lawyers Division, 2020-21
    • President of Young Lawyers Division, 2019-2020
    • President-Elect of Young Lawyers Division, 2018-2019
    • Secretary of Young Lawyers Division, 2017-2018
    • Member of Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors
    • Co-Editor, The Docket, 2016-2017
    • Chair, Law Week Committee, 2016-2017
  • Safe Children Coalition
    • Board Member, October 2020- present
    • Vice Chair, 2022- present
    • Audit Committee Chair, 2021 -present
    • Safe Children Coalition Foundation Board of Directors, 2022 – present
  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Member
  • Sarasota County Gator Club
    • Secretary, 2018-2019

Phone: 941-556-9030
Fax: 941-312-5316

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Trust and Estate Litigation
Civil Litigation

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