Beth Rauer Goodykoontz's practice focuses on mass tort litigation, toxic torts, and products liability. She has 22 years of experience as an attorney, including 16 years involved in the defense of clients in asbestos cases.
Ms. Goodykoontz's primary area of practice focuses on the defense of products liability cases and complex tort actions for national corporations in asbestos litigation. She routinely serves as coordinating liaison counsel in asbestos cases referred to the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel coordinating all aspects of factual and expert discovery. In addition to toxic tort experience, she has experience defending deliberate intent cases. She also handles litigation in products liability, personal injury, and contract matters. Ms. Goodykoontz represents corporations, including national corporate clients, as well as regional and local corporate clients. She has represented premises owners, manufacturers, and Fortune 500 companies in many industries, including the chemical industry, manufacturers of plastics and synthetic fibers, and manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products.
Previously, Ms. Goodykoontz was a member of the law firm of Robinson & McElwee where her practice focused on mass tort litigation, toxic torts, and products liability. Ms. Goodykoontz also worked within the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office as Assistant Attorney General handling workers’ compensation defense and representing state agencies in grievances and administrative hearings before state grievance boards.
2005-2017 Robinson & McElwee
2001-2005 Spilman Thomas & Battle
1999-2001 Assistant Attorney General, Higher Education Division, West Virginia Attorney General's Office
1998-1999 Assistant Attorney General, Division of Labor, West Virginia Attorney General's Office
1996-1998 Law Clerk, Hon. Ronald G. Pearson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of West Virginia
1995-1996 Attorney, Child Support Enforcement Division