John I. Goodwin

For over 25 years, John Goodwin has represented major American and British insurance companies and their insureds in complex insurance coverage and related litigation in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and throughout the United States. He has achieved successful outcomes for his Clients in first and third-party coverage, class action, wrongful death, property damage, environmental, toxic tort, marine, professional liability, vehicular, premises liability and products liability lawsuits in federal and state courts. John has considerable experience in trying cases and arguing appeals in federal and state courts.  He frequently advises his clients on their defense and indemnity obligations under commercial general liability, commercial property, professional liability, marine, homeowners, automobile, and excess policies. Prior to joining the Firm, John served for over 11 years as a Senior Litigation Attorney with the in-house coverage litigation group at CNA, the eighth largest commercial insurer in the United States.


Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., June 2017 – present

CNA-CNA Coverage Litigation Group, 2005 – 2016

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

State Bar of Louisiana, Member

Dallas Bar Association, Member

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

The Mold Challenge in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans, 2004 and 2005

Insurance Coverage for Mold Claims, Independent Insurance Agents of Greater New Orleans, May 10, 2005

EPLI Policies: A Lifeboat in the Rising Tide of Employment Litigation, Louisiana Claims Association, May 2002

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Cypress Waters
9111 Cypress Waters Blvd
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75019
T: 214.420.5522
F: 214.420.5501



George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1991

Boston College, B.S. 1988