Jay Goodman

Jay Goodman: Attorney with Jay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, PC


Jay Goodman is the Founder and Principal Shareholder in Jay Goodman & Associates Law Firm, P.C. In fulfilling his mission to provide reasonable cost highly effective representation to the public, he has also founded Lightning Legal Group and Life Leaf Legal Group. Mr. Goodman has been practicing law for more than twenty-seven years.

Past/Present Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

State Liaison to Committee on Corporate Laws, ABA section of Business Law, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group: President, Board of Directors; Galisteo Center Condominium Association: Vice President, Board of Directors; Children First, Co-Parenting Support Services, Inc.: Board of Directors; Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center: Board of Trustees; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Member; Santa Fe Collaborative Practice Group Member; Oliver Seth American Inn of Court: Barrister; State Bar of New Mexico: Elder, Family, Real Property/Probate and Trust Sections; Santa Fe Estate Planning Council Member; State of New Mexico Health Care Partnership: Provider Representative; DUUC, Inc.: Board of Trustees, Finance Committee Member.

Mr. Goodman has also been Vice President & Executive Director and Corporate Counsel for The Foundation for Grandparenting; Associate Attorney in Health Care Law with Geophrey Webster, Attorney-at-Law and at Goodman & Goodman.

Legal Presentations & Publications:

Guardianships and Conservatorships, Seminar; Bankruptcy, Seminar; AARP Legal Checkup, Seminars; AARP Publications for New Mexico 2003; Pro Se Clinic, First Judicial District Court, September 2006; Collaborative Practice 2006-2007; Myths & Realities of Estate Planning; Legal Checkup 2/10/2008; Faculty Estate Planning, NBI 2008; Administering the Small Estate, Seminar for the National Business Institute, “Minimizing Costs of Administering the Estate v. Administration of Small Estate”, 2008; Drafting Effective Wills & Trusts, Living Trusts and Power of Attorney as Estate Planning tools. NBI, 2008, The Triad: Estate Planning Preparation using an interdisciplinary approved with Lawyers, Life Coaches & Financial Advisor, 2008+2009; Revocable Living Trusts, NBI 10/13/10; Faculty, Sterling Education Seminar Trust Planning & Drafting Techniques 8/28/13

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Family Law
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder
  • Guardianship/Conservatorships

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-470-5129  Phone
505-989-3440  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.B.S., 1983
Law School Attended:
Capital University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First admission:
U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 1988, Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; 1997, New Mexico; 2006, Texas
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Money Orders and Cashier's Checks
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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    • No Recommendations   1.0/5.0 Rated on 08/12/18 in Estate Planning.

      I contacted Jay Goodman to do an estate plan, including a trust, for my aging mom, when I had her financial power of attorney. He assigned me Steven Bone as the primary attorney to do the estate plan. The documents contained many mistakes, including... Read more

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      I contacted Jay Goodman to do an estate plan, including a trust, for my aging mom, when I had her financial power of attorney. He assigned me Steven Bone as the primary attorney to do the estate plan. The documents contained many mistakes, including spelling my sister's name wrong, spelling a charity's name wrong, and, most importantly, getting the arithmetic wrong, distributing the estate so that the total percentage was not 100%. Bone assigned Decades Group who charged up to $4800 every 2 wks. Read less

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