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Greenberg Traurig attorney earns national honor

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Nicole Goodwin has been awarded the President’s National Meritorious Service Award by the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) for her ongoing efforts in the areas of professional development, ethics, education and training of forensic experts.

“Ms. Goodwin has shown extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the field,” said national FEWA President John Levitske during the association’s annual conference. “This is the first President’s National Meritorious Service to FEWA Award which has been presented to an attorney.”

FEWA is a national non-profit professional membership organization of experts who provide forensic services in all technical specialties. The organization presented Goodwin with the award Saturday, April 26 at the association’s annual conference in Tempe.

“For every attorney, obtaining reliable expert testimony is vital to ensuring every litigant receives the best representation at trial,” said Nicole Goodwin, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. “I am humbled by this award and have been impressed by FEWA’s dedication to expert integrity and professionalism.”

“We are proud that Nicole has been recognized by this prestigious organization,” said John E. Cummerford, co-managing shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office. “Nicole works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and is very deserving of this honor.”

Goodwin focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on corporate governance disputes, fiduciary litigation, financial services litigation, real estate litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, and health care litigation.

Scott Richardson presents at conference

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner partner speaks at forensics conference

Attorney Scott J. Richardson, a partner at Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, was a featured presenter at The Forensic Expert Witness Annual Conference and Symposium held April 24-26 at the Tempe Mission Palms. The event was hosted by The Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), a national organization dedicated to the professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline.

Richardson’s presentation was titled: Depositions & Cross Examinations — How to Excel.

“The Forensic Expert Witness Annual Conference & Symposium brings together some of the top lawyers and experts across the country so that we can learn from our peers to better serve our clients,” said Scott Richardson, Partner at Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C.

“To share the stage as a presenter with so many of our industry’s nationally recognized leaders was an honor.”

Richardson is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney and has practiced Insurance Law and Administrative Law in Arizona for 27 years.

Richardson began his career as a court courier for a law firm in Illinois in 1971. After graduating from DePaul University in 1974 with his J.D. degree, he joined the firm as an associate, working his way up to equity partner. Moving to Arizona in 1986, he developed the reputation as one of the foremost attorneys in Insurance Law including coverage issues, not only in Arizona but across the nation.

He also continues to work extensively in Administrative matters including pest control, landscape contracting, and a myriad of other agencies in Arizona. He is the former chair of the Administrative Law section of the State Bar of Arizona, and serves as Counsel and lobbyist to the Arizona Pest Management Association the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association. In addition, he has authored numerous articles and books related to the pest-control and landscape industry. He also teaches courses approved for credit by the Office of Pest Management of the State of Arizona.

Richardson’s practice focuses on Insurance Law and Administrative Law including Pest Control and Landscape Law, in which he has received national recognition.