Greyson Goody

Friday, October 29, 2021 // From 8:30am to 10:45am

Subject: Auto/Fusion

2 hr Case Analysis

Biography

Greyson Goody is a Partner and trial attorney at the Simon Law Group where he prosecutes personal
injury cases.  These include complex spinal injuries, brain injuries, and wrongful death.  Greyson is
originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Since becoming an attorney in 2013, Greyson has tried 23 cases
to verdict and recovered more than $50,000,000 as a result of those verdicts.  His first trial as lead
counsel was on the case of Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics, resulting in a $3,466,000 verdict for a cervical
fusion.  Pebley was appealed and the appellate court’s ruling finally gave clarity to the issue of
determining a reasonable value for lien-based treatment when the plaintiff is insured. Greyson’s proudest
moments as a trial attorney come from teaching and trying cases with other young attorneys and
learning the ropes together.

Greyson’s (not so) secret sauce is “honesty, openness, and humility.” He models his trial tactics after
Gerry Spence, Keith Mitnick, and his best friends at The Simon Law Group who he learned how to try
cases with.

Case Analysis Details

"Roberto Castaneda vs. Chloe Perez"

On June 4, 2016, Roberto Castaneda was driving home from work when Defendant, Chloe Perez ran into his car.  Mr. Castaneda didn’t complain of any back pain at the scene and went home with a friend.  3 days later, he went to the chiropractor.  Over the next 5 years, he underwent 2 failed lumbar fusions and had a spinal cord stimulator implanted.  He worked the entire time.  His past medical expenses were $750K, with defense billing experts claiming they should be $175K.  Defense witnesses claimed there were no findings on the MRI and the surgeries weren’t warranted.

 

  1. Mini-opening: when to do them and what you should include
  2. Voir dire:
    1. Topics on MVC spine cases
    2. Introduction to bias
    3. Jurors for cause
    4. Jurors using peremtories
    5. Jurors you want
    6. Jurors you want to avoid
  3. Opening:
    1. How to construct and deliver
  4. Direct of client:
    1. What to include
    2. What not to include
    3. Qaadir v. Figueroa,Pebley v. Estrada, and proving up past medical expenses
    4. Exhibits
  5. Crossing defense experts
    1. Billing
    2. Biomechanics
    3. Ortho spine surgeons
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