Terrence J. Goggin
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Attorney Terrence J. Goggin has practiced law since 1976. He and his firm, Goggin & Associates, specialize in helping clients in all areas of Civil Litigation and Family Law. In addition to Illinois, Mr. Goggin has tried or litigated cases in the Federal or State courts of New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Goggin holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell – a highly regarded, national directory and lawyer rating service – meaning Mr. Goggin offers his clients “the highest levels of skill and integrity.” (www.Martindale.com). Mr. Goggin’s approach to each case includes combining a straightforward and objective legal analysis of the client’s issue, with a full and frank discussion of the expected litigation costs, the realistic goals or results the client can expect, and the client’s likelihood of success.
As a proven trial lawyer over the past 38 years, Mr. Goggin has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for individuals in personal injury claims, malpractice cases, motor vehicle accidents, consumer fraud claims, slip and fall cases, worker’s compensation claims, breach of contract actions, wage and employment discrimination cases, fraud, products liability and other actions in both State and Federal courts.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Goggin has applied the same hard charging, straightforward principles that made him such a successful trial lawyer to his family law practice. Goggin & Associates successfully represents clients in cases involving dissolution of marriage (divorce), maintenance (formerly alimony), child support, custody/visitation; as well as post-decree matters, including child removal, modifications of custody, child support, visitation orders, college contribution and appeals, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements and civil union law.
Mr. Goggin believes the best way to counsel clients going through a family law issue is to be pragmatic and direct, not to play to their emotions or skirt the hard conversation. Too often, emotions lead family law litigants to make choices that fail to positively advance their case and needlessly ratchet up the financial, health and emotional toll on everyone involved. Mr. Goggin always speaks objectively with his clients so that they can make confident, informed, practical decisions that will be in their own, or their children’s best interests. Mr. Goggin believes this honest, straightforward approach is the best way to help his clients achieve their goals while also limiting their costs.
Mr. Goggin is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and various other U.S. District Courts outside of Illinois. He is a member of several professional and bar associations, including the DuPage County Bar Association.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Goggin spent two years as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and in the Appellate Court of Illinois (First District).
John F. Goggin
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John F. Goggin received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago and his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Goggin has broad experience representing clients at both the trial and appellate court levels. His practice focuses on civil litigation, business and commercial law, personal injury, construction law, consumer fraud and family law.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Goggin is a licensed insurance producer in the State of Illinois.
Prior to law school, Mr. Goggin was a financial analyst. His experience in insurance and finance enables him to provide valuable counsel to his clients throughout their litigation, as both disciplines are frequently intertwined with his practice of law.
Terrence R. Goggin
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Terrence R. Goggin earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Benedictine University and his Juris Doctorate at Loyola University-Chicago’s School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Goggin focuses his practice in the areas of family law, consumer fraud, commercial litigation, personal injury and insurance law.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Goggin enjoyed a successful career in the ocean marine sector of the property/casualty insurance industry. Mr. Goggin’s insurance career included working as a broker and then a senior underwriter for two of the world’s insurance leaders. He frequently applies the skills he honed negotiating multimillion dollar insurance policies for Fortune 500 global manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to his law practice.