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Joel Brent Goudarzi

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Managing Partner
Gilmer, Texas

Brent Goudarzi is the founding partner of Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas.  He received his B.A. (1993) and J.D. (1996) from Texas Tech University.  He is the current President of the East Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2011-2017).  Mr. Goudarzi has been honored as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2012 (Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service), a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), a Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award winner in 2014 and 2015 (ranked top 1% of lawyers), and a National Association of Distinguished Counsel member (2015) and a member of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys - Premier 100 (2015).  He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (since 2013), the Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court and the Upshur County Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. His practice is devoted to the representation of victims in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, including commercial trucking and auto negligence, products liability, workplace injury and premises liability.  His law firm has represented over 14,000 people.  He has tried cases all over Northeast Texas.


Areas of Practice

  • 100% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1997


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.A. - 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • American Association for Justice
  • Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013 - Present
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service), 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2013 - Present
  • Trial Laywers Board of Regents Litigator Awards, Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers, 2014 - 2015
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys - Premier 100, 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Provides pro bono services all over Northeast Texas
  • Active sponsor & coach of little league baseball, soccer & football

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