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John O. Goss

John O. Goss

Biography

Position:
Attorney at Law

Licensed:
Virginia State Bar, September, 1977

Admitted to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Years in Active Practice:
36

Areas of Legal Practice:
Social Security Disability Law
Personal Injury Law

Education:
High School:
Kecoughtan High School
Hampton, Virginia
Class of 1970

Undergraduate:
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Science
Class of 1974

Law School:
Marshall-Wythe School of Law
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
J.D.
Class of 1977

Professional Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives

Professional Biography:
Mr. Goss began his legal career in 1977 with the Tidewater Legal Aid Society in Norfolk, Virginia. For four years, he represented disability claimants living in the Tidewater region of Virginia in Social Security Administrative courts, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He continued to represent disability claimants when he entered private practice in 1982, and has successfully represented thousands of claimants over the years of his legal career. When Mr. Goss entered private practice in 1982, he also began representing victims of accidental injuries caused by the negligence of others. He founded the law firm of Goss & Fentress that same year of 1982, and has welcomed additional attorneys to the firm over the years.

Whether he is presenting his case to an administrative law judge or to a jury, John Goss takes great pride in being the most prepared and the most forceful advocate he can be in advancing the cause of justice for his client.