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Brent Goudarzi

Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. - Longview
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Brent Goudarzi
Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. - Longview
Longview,
 TX

Brent Goudarzi is the founding partner of Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas.

The six most consequential settlements and verdicts in transportation litigation history are held by Mr. Goudarzi. Mr. Goudarzi has obtained verdicts of $730 million, $260 million and $101 million. More importantly, Mr. Goudarzi has secured paid settlements for his clients of $150 million, $140 million and $125 million. These six separate case results are unmatched by any lawyer or law firm in the nation. Mr. Goudarzi is currently handling cases all over the United States.

In 2022 alone, Mr. Goudarzi’s office secured over $512 million in settlements for individual tort victims. As a result of Mr. Goudarzi’s accomplishments, he was honored to be named Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2022 by The National Trial Lawyers. He received this award at the NTL Summit in Miami, Florida. He is currently the President Elect of The National Trial Lawyers Association for 2024.

Mr. Goudarzi received his B.A. (1993) and J.D. (1996) from Texas Tech University. He is a past President of the East Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2011-2017) and currently serves on its board of directors in the capacity of Director Emeritus. Mr. Goudarzi has been honored as a Texas Super Lawyer (2012-present) (Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service), a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer (2013-present), a Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award winner (2014-present) (ranked top 1% of lawyers), and a National Association of Distinguished Counsel member (2015-present) and a member of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys – Premier 100 (2015-present).

Mr. Goudarzi is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2013-present), the Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court and the Upshur County Bar Association.

Mr. Goudarzi is honored to have been invited, and proud to serve, on the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (“APITLA”) National Advisory Board—a team committed to achieving a substantial reduction in the thousands of traffic deaths and injuries that occur each year on America's highways that are caused by unsafe trucking companies who choose to operate in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Mr. Goudarzi’s 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 28,000 people. Mr. Goudarzi is admitted to practice in all State Courts of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Mr. Goudarzi has tried cases all over the state of Texas and has secured record jury verdicts in Upshur County, Gregg County, Harrison County, Dallas County, Hopkins County, Marion County, Harris County, Camp County, Titus County, and Smith County. Additionally, he has achieved historic and record settlements throughout the state. In 2015, Mr. Goudarzi negotiated the 5th, 13th and 17th largest settlements in the United States and the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 11th and 16th largest settlements in Texas.

Mr. Goudarzi’s successes have not gone unnoticed; even by his adversaries. Lawyers who have been opposite Mr. Goudarzi in lawsuits and witnessed first-hand his tenacity and advocacy skills often refer Mr. Goudarzi clients, including their own family members. In fact, many defense lawyers have specifically asked him for permission to give their spouses his phone number in the sad event they are injured or killed. Each of their spouses has been told to call Mr. Goudarzi before anyone else.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law – J.D. – 1996

Texas Tech University – B.A. – 1993

Bar Admissions

Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas

Memberships & Awards

President Elect of The National Trial Lawyers Association for 2024

2022 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2022

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

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013 – Present

Texas Super Lawyer (Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service), 2012-Present

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 – present

American Academy of Trial Attorneys – Premier 100, 2015 – present

East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Past President (2011- 2017)

East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Director Emeritus

Lawdragon (2019 – Present)

Community Activities

Provides pro bono services all over Northeast Texas

Active sponsor & coach of little league baseball, soccer & football


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