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Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, P.C. was founded in 1968 and has concentrated on representing injured people and people whose rights are in jeopardy. We pride ourselves on fully protecting our client's rights.

News

October 29, 2012

Michael Goodove turns down $10K offer and gets $150,000 jury verdict

In a personal injury case stemming from a motor vehicle collision, a recent mediation with a retired Judge resulted in a top offer of $10,000 from State Farm Insurance Company.  The case was tried in Virginia Beach Circuit Court for 2 days resulting in a jury verdict in the amount of $150,000.  State Farm made [...]

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May 11, 2012

U.S. marshals on trail of Virginia Beach fugitive

By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot © May 10, 2012 VIRGINIA BEACH For more than two months, police and bail bondsmen have searched for 23-year-old Cameron Paul Crockett, who didn’t show up for sentencing after a jury convicted him of manslaughter in the drunken-driving death of a friend. Now, federal authorities say they’ve joined the hunt. [...]

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February 16, 2012

GOODOVE AND SWARTZ SELECTED AS SUPERLAWYERS 2012

For another year in a row, Michael Goodove and Franklin Swartz have been selected as 2012 Super Lawyers. Michael Goodove was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Franklin Swartz was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense. Only 5% of Virginia attorneys are chosen [...]

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Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, P.C. Law Office Building

On January 1, 2012, Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, P.C. relocated to its new law office building in historic downtown Norfolk. The firm continues its practice in the areas of personal injury, criminal and trial law. The new address is 220 West Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. We are located on the corner of Freemason [...]

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February 15, 2012

Breath test may be required before first-time DUI offenders drive again

by David Ham WVEC.com Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] RICHMOND — People with their first DUI conviction could have to pass a breath test before starting the engine, if laws pass the Va. General Assembly and are [...]

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April 1, 2011

GOODOVE AND SWARTZ SELECTED AGAIN AS SUPER LAWYERS IN 2011

For Immediate Release For another year in a row, Michael Goodove and Franklin Swartz have been selected as 2011 Super Lawyers. Michael Goodove was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Franklin Swartz was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense. Only 5% of [...]

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December 12, 2010

“The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” selects Michael L. Goodove

For Immediate Release: Michael L. Goodove, Esq. has been nominated and selected to “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Association of Trial Lawyers. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications. Michael Goodove specializes in personal injury law and has assisted thousands of clients [...]

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December 7, 2010

92.9 The Wave-Hampton Roads Topics-Interviews Michael Goodove about Impaired Driving

Michael Goodove interviewed Radio Program about Impaired Driving

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August 3, 2010

Michael Goodove comments on a new website that helps drivers avoid tickets and dui checkpoints.

Mike Goodove, a Norfolk attorney and president of the Southside Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, lost his brother to a drunk driver. Goodove agreed Phantom Alert does some good things, but he says DUI checkpoint alerts aren’t one of them.

“It’s personal responsibility. I don’t think we can support a tool that encourages people to drink, drive and avoid detection,” Goodove said.

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Michael Goodove comments on the proposal to privatize liquor sales.

PORTSMOUTH–A proposal to privatize liquor sales in the state of Virginia is raising some eyebrows. The Governor’s office estimates it will generate about 300-500 million dollars from license fees and they plan to use the money for transportation.

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