Goss & Fentress PLC
- College of William & Mary
- Class of 1977
- Virginia State Bar, September, 1977 Years in Active Practice: 38
Admitted to Practice:
- Supreme Court of Virginia, September 1977
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Areas of Legal Practice:
- Social Security Disability Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, NOSSCR, ABA
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 in Norfolk, 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 represented thousands of disability claimants over the years during his legal career.
Mr. Goss responded to NOSSCR’s 2015 call for attorneys to represent disability claimants being subjected to redeterminations in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. To date he has represented over 50 of these claimants. He has been active in training volunteer attorneys in Kentucky, and has been an active participant in the list serve set up by Charles Hall for experienced practitioners to share information with other volunteer attorneys.
Mr. Goss is counsel of record in the class action filed in West Virginia, and appeared with his co-counsel in U.S. District Court in Huntington West Virginia yesterday for argument on the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction.
Mr. Goss is one of six recipients of the 2016 American Bar Association Pro Bono Award The award recognizes his work in behalf of these disability claimants.