Mount Laurel, N.J. New Jersey law firm Parker McCay announces the promotion of Steven P. Goodell to shareholder.
Mr. Goodell concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal and land use law, sports law, and litigation in all courts. He serves as a court-appointed special hearing officer for affordable housing cases, general counsel to the state high school athletic association, and represents municipalities and religious entities throughout New Jersey.
Speaking on behalf of all firm shareholders, CEO and Managing Shareholder Philip Norcross said, “Steve Goodell represents the best of Parker McCay’s legal talent. His expertise in municipal law and commitment to his clients is at the forefront of everything he does. We are honored to welcome him to the role of shareholder.”
Mr. Goodell is a recipient of the 2018 NJSIAA Award of Honor and the 2019 Adam Taliaferro Foundation Award for Courage. The Courage Award was given in recognition of his fight to return to practice after a 2016 cycling accident left him paralyzed.
“Mr. Goodell has a long and distinguished career as an attorney, and we were excited when he joined us three years ago. We now look forward to his experience and exceptional legal skills benefitting our clients,” said Shareholder and Municipal and Government Chair John Gillespie.
Mr. Goodell speaks widely on municipal and sports-law issues. He is treasurer of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and an associate counsel for the New Jersey League of Municipalities. He is also a trustee and former board chair for the Trenton-based non-profit Isles, Inc. Its mission is to foster self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities.
Mr. Goodell is a member of the National Diocesan Attorneys Association, the Mercer County and New Jersey Bar Associations, and the bars of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the Third and D.C. Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Parker McCay, Mr. Goodell was a founding partner in a Mercer County general litigation firm. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in English from Bucknell University.