Jace H. Goins
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(304) 353-8143
Office: Charleston
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J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. Washington & Lee University
Licensure: KY | WV
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Biography

Jace Goins is the leader of the firm's Professional Liability Practice Group. His practice is focused primarily on the area of professional liability litigation, and more specifically on the defense of long-term care facilities, physicians, and hospitals. He also represents defendants in the areas of medical device product liability, toxic and mass torts, legal malpractice, and workplace injury. He has also developed expertise in the area of federal preemption of claims against medical device manufacturers.  He has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal court, and is licensed to practice in West Virginia and Kentucky. Jace’s standing in the legal community has earned him Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV” Rating, which signifies that peers rank him at preeminent levels of legal ability and professional ethics. Jace has also been named by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the area of healthcare litigation. 

Work Experience

1995 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

"The Times They Are A-Changin': Update on Recent West Virginia Legal Decisions Affecting Long Term Care Providers in Litigation," West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, May 2012

Key Experience

Jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations representing physicians accused of medical malpractice resulting in injury and death of patients
Defended various individual physicians, hospitals, and physician groups accused of medical malpractice
Defended various long-term care facilities in West Virginia accused of abuse and neglect of residents

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Peer Review Rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell (highest possible rating)
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The National Order of Barristers
Defense Research Institute
Drug and Medical Device Committee, Defense Research Institute
Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee, Defense Research Institute
Trial Tactics Committee, Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Kanawha County (West Virginia) Bar Association
Chief Justice, West Virginia University School of Law Moot Court Board
Member of West Virginia University School of Law National Moot Court Team
Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Boulder, CO

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