ReidGoodwin attends 2018 VWC Educational Conference & Exhibition

ReidGoodwin Attorneys attend 2018 Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission Educational Conference & Exhibition

 

Last week, the attorneys of ReidGoodwin attended a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference & Exhibition at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. This two day event, held October 17 & 18, was jointly sponsored by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation.

The goal of this conference was to educate all those who participate in the Virginia workers’ compensation system by utilizing breakout sessions. During these sessions, presenters covered topics regarding current rules, procedures, policies and forms, while to providing an opportunity for dialogue among these participants. ReidGoodwin’s attorneys were joined by an array of attendees including Workers’ Compensation (WC) Claimant’s attorneys, defense attorneys, insurance adjusters, and WC commissioners and staff.

At ReidGoodwin, our attorneys are eager and encouraged to engage in continuing education for our ever-changing world. The topics covered at the 2018 VWC Conference presented our attorneys with different insights to cases as well as valuable information that would be able to benefit our current and future clients.

ReidGoodwin Holds In-Office Food Drive

ReidGoodwin teams up to donate to FeedMore/Central Virginia Food Bank!

Throughout the month of September, the law firm of ReidGoodwin hosted an in-office food drive to support FeedMore/Central Virginia Food Bank. In support of the drive, ReidGoodwin donated $1 for every pound of food that was collected by the staff. FUN FACT: For every dollar donated, FeedMore can feed 4 people in need!

ReidGoodwin collected 331 pounds of food to donate to our community! Between the amount of food that was collected and match in kind dollar donation, ReidGoodwin provided over 1350 meals to those in the FeedMore network.

For those motivated to hold your own food drive or donate individually, September is Hunger Action Month! FeedMore’s goal is to mobilize all of Central Virginia to get involved with and shine a light on hunger-relief efforts in our community. In Central Virginia, nearly 200,000 of our neighbors struggle with hunger every day. Contact FeedMore to find out the many ways you can help.

ReidGoodwin is always more than happy to have the opportunity to give back to the community that means so much to us.

ReidGoodwin Reading Corner: September Recipient

Congratulations to T.C. Boushall Middle School, ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner September Grant Recipients!

 

For the month of September, the law firm of ReidGoodwin, PLC awarded T.C. Boushall Middle School the $500.00 Reading Corner Grant! The Reading Corner Grant will be used towards purchasing both print and electronic ESL titles for their students! Today, Mr. Brody Reid presented the award to a group of grateful students and staff. It overwhelms us with joy to be able to give back to Richmond’s public schools. We are excited to see the impact that these books will have on the students at Boushall Middle School and congratulations to them!

ReidGoodwin, headquartered in Richmond, has a history of community engagement – partnering with the likes of Richmond Animal League (RAL), FeedMore, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Ronald McDonald House, Safe Harbor, Angel Tree, and more.  Now, more than ever, our communities need responsible corporate citizens that give back to their community. “ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner” is a natural extension to give back to the children in our community and support the educators and libraries in Richmond’s public schools.

For the month of October, ReidGoodwin will be awarding another $500.00 to a school to be used towards any project or need, such as purchasing new books for the library or new supplies. If your library or school has a specific need please submit a short proposal by Friday, October 26th, 2018.

Interested schools or libraries in the award should submit a brief statement to include a short description of how the money will be used. Proposals can be sent to Gabby Cook at receptionist@reidgoodwin.com.

ReidGoodwin Reading Corner: August Recipient

Congratulations to J.L. Francis Elementary, ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner August Grant Recipients!

 

We are pleased to announce that the ReidGoodwin Reading Corner Grant for the month of August has been awarded to J.L. Francis Elementary School! J.L Francis Elementary plans to use this grant towards the purchase of chapter books to grow their selection of titles for their 3rd-5th graders! We are excited to invest in your library and students by helping to grow your selection of books. Again, Congratulations to J.L. Francis Elementary!

ReidGoodwin, headquartered in Richmond, has a history of community engagement – partnering with the likes of Richmond Animal League (RAL), FeedMore, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Ronald McDonald House, Safe Harbor, Angel Tree, and more.  Now, more than ever, our communities need responsible corporate citizens that give back to their community. “ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner” is a natural extension to give back to the children in our community and support the educators and libraries in Richmond’s public schools.

For the month of September, ReidGoodwin will be awarding another $500.00 to a school to be used towards any project or need, such as purchasing new books for the library or new supplies. Schools or libraries interested in the award should submit a brief statement to include a description of how the grant will be used. Proposals can be sent to Gabby Cook at receptionist@reidgoodwin.com. The deadline for September submissions is Sunday, September 30th. We look forward to reading your responses!

Back to School Road Safety – Keeping Our Students Safe

School is back in session and while we were all adjusting to the first week, you may have noticed an increase in drivers and traffic out on the roads. Sending students back after a long summer can be difficult, but being prepared makes things more enjoyable for everyone. Whether you drive your children to school, or put them on the bus every morning, there are some things that we need to watch out for at this time of year.

Always plan to leave EARLY. Doing so can prepare yourself for slow moving traffic, detours, and any other unexpected occurrences.

  1. School Bus Crossings

Last year, the Richmond Public School system installed cameras on their school buses. The goals of this precaution was to slow down drivers and ensure they are following the rules of the road. If a bus extends it’s stop signs and is flashing red lights, both directions of traffic must stop. Remember, you must always stop and remain stop until all pedestrians are clear and the bus moves. Richmond police say drivers who are caught on camera passing a stopped school bus that has its lights flashing and the cross-arm out will receive a $250 Notice of Violation in the mail.

  1. Heavy/Slow Moving Traffic

Back to school traffic can be difficult, especially at the beginning of the year. Families are working out the kinks in their morning routines, getting used to new commutes and basically feeling stressed. The stress of running late can cause speeding and other dangerous driving maneuvers. This can cause accidents, which would only delay the morning further while putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk. Please remember to leave a little extra time in the morning, take a deep breath when getting behind the wheel and relax, we will all eventually get where we are going.

  1. School Drop Off Zones

School drop of zones are the most hazardous areas for children during this time of year. Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. The following apply to all school zones:

  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school
  • If you can, carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school

At Reid Goodwin we encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings when getting their children to school, or commuting to and from work. The moments it takes for you to pass a bus or speed around traffic could endanger lives. If you or anyone you know has been injured by an unsafe driver, contact our office to let one of our attorneys assist you.

ReidGoodwin gives to William Fox Elementary

ReidGoodwin Reading Corner: July Recipient

Congratulations to William Fox Elementary,

ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner July Grant Recipients!

 

Welcome back to a new school year! We are pleased to announce that the Reading Corner Grant for the month of July was awarded to William Fox Elementary! Their Library will be using the grant to purchase additional Spanish-language titles. We are excited to see the impact that these books will have on the students. Again, Congratulations to William Fox Elementary!

We understand that setting up for the arrival of your students is both busy and exciting, but we want to remind you that ReidGoodwin will be awarding another $500.00 for the month of August! The Reading Corner Grant can be used towards new books for the library, school supplies, or projects of any kind.

Today, August 31st, is the last day to submit a proposal for the month of August! If your library or school would like to welcome your students back with new books or supplies, then please send a brief statement to include a short description of how the money will be used to Gabby Cook at receptionist@reidgoodwin.com to be selected!

ReidGoodwin, headquartered in Richmond, has a history of community engagement – partnering with the likes of Richmond Animal League (RAL), FeedMore, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Ronald McDonald House, Safe Harbor, Angel Tree, and more.  Now, more than ever, our communities need responsible corporate citizens that give back to their community. “ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner” is a natural extension to give back to the children in our community and support the educators and libraries in Richmond’s public schools.

Brody Reid included in The Best Lawyers in America!

ReidGoodwin would like to congratulate Brody Reid on being selected by peers to the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers of America for “Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants”


The 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America highlights the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the US and is organized by state, city, and practice area. The 2019 Edition is based on more than 7.8 million evaluations and recognizes more than 60,000 attorneys in 145 practice areas.

We are humbled and pleased that our peers nationally have recognized Brody for his unwavering commitment to helping individuals and families that have been impacted by injury. Mr. Reid and all attorneys of the firm take pride in our tireless work toward justice for our clients. ReidGoodwin will continue to strive to obtain the best results for our clients.

ReidGoodwin was founded on the principals of helping injured individuals across the Commonwealth of Virginia and providing them with the best possible outcomes in their cases. It is our passion to help others throughout the community that our foundations are built.  We would like to thank everyone in our community for the continued opportunity help in times of need.

Again, Congratulations to Brody Reid!

Brooke Alexander Selected as Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

Member of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Virginia for 2018

ReidGoodwin would like to congratulate Brooke Alexander for being selected as a member of this year’s Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) in the state of Virginia.

In order to receive this exclusive membership invitation, The NTL evaluates an attorney’s reputation among their peers, the judiciary, and the public. They also evaluate their previous achievements, their rankings and ratings, and their board certification. The attorney must also have strong leadership skills and superior trial results. We are honored that Brooke was chosen by her peers and community for these reasons to be included.

ReidGoodwin was founded on the principles of helping injured individuals across Virginia. It is our passion to help the people within our community. We strive to make our clients feel as whole as possible after catastrophic accidents and injuries. We are humbled by this recognition and will continue to strive for excellence and the best outcomes for our clients.

Again, we would like to say thank you to our peers for nominating Brooke Alexander. We would also like to thank our community for allowing this invitation to be extended to her.

ReidGoodwin Sponsors the JDRF One Walk 2018!

ReidGoodwin Sponsors 2018 One Walk

ReidGoodwin, PLC is proud to be a sponsor of the JDRF One Walk 2018. This event will help raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF is a non-profit organization focused on finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The JDRF One Walk 2018 will take place at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield located on Staples Mill Road on Sunday, October 7th, beginning at 2:00 PM. For anyone who is interested in participating, you can register at https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=7426&pg=entry

If you cannot participate in the walk on October 7th but wish to donate, you can do so at http://www.jdrf.org/centralvirginia/

At ReidGoodwin, we aim to serve our community not just through our involvement in the legal community, but throughout the Richmond community as a whole. Now, more than ever, our communities need responsible corporate citizens that give back to their community. ReidGoodwin, headquartered in Richmond, has a history of community engagement – partnering with the likes of Richmond Animal League (RAL), FeedMore, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Ronald McDonald House, Safe Harbor, Angel Tree, and more.

ReidGoodwin Reading Corner: June Recipient & July Grant Information

ReidGoodwin Reading Corner June Recipient: Henderson Middle School

July 19, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia

The law firm of ReidGoodwin, PLC has awarded the $500.00 June Reading Corner Grant to Thomas H. Henderson Middle School to be used towards purchasing new titles for their Book Discussion Club. We are excited to see the impact that these books will have on the students at Henderson Middle School.

ReidGoodwin, headquartered in Richmond, has a history of community engagement – partnering with the likes of Richmond Animal League (RAL), FeedMore, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Ronald McDonald House, Safe Harbor, Angel Tree, and more.  Now, more than ever, our communities need responsible corporate citizens that give back to their community. “ReidGoodwin’s Reading Corner” is a natural extension to give back to the children in our community and support the educators and libraries in Richmond’s public schools.

ATTENTION: The deadline to submit proposals for the month of July has been extended to July 31st, 2018.

ReidGoodwin will be awarding another $500.00 to a school to be used towards any project or need, such as purchasing new books for the library or new supplies. If your library or school has a specific need please submit a short proposal by 5 PM on July 31st.

Interested schools or libraries in the award should submit a brief statement to include a short description of how the money will be used. Proposals can be sent to Gabby Cook at receptionist@reidgoodwin.com. A school will be selected on August 1st, 2018.