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Columbia trial attorney Robert Goings successfully secured a $750,000 verdict on behalf of a law clerk who was injured when he fell on an excessively slippery staircase inside the U.S. Bankruptcy Court building in downtown Columbia. The individual, a law clerk for a federal bankruptcy judge, suffered a herniated disk and accrued $40,000 in medical… Read More

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Jess Gooding is one of the newest members of the Richland County Bar Association’s  Newsletter Editorial Board, and she has been charged with the Newsletter’s pop culture column. “Bar Bites” is a column featuring tidbits on what local attorneys are interested in; it includes reviews on restaurants, bars, television shows, podcasts, and more!  This fall,… Read More

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Lawsuits brought against bars and restaurants who have over-served their customers are on the rise according to a report in The State Newspaper. South Carolina law makes it illegal for a bar to knowingly serve alcohol to an intoxicated person. Dram shop cases, as they are known, seem to be increasing in frequency in South Carolina, and… Read More

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Eight vehicles were involved in a car crash around 7:30am on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Columbia, SC, and eight passengers were taken to the hospital from the scene.  No report yet on the severity of their injuries. According to WLTX, the accident occurred when a vehicle spun out of control just as it got… Read More

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The Goings Law Firm is excited to announce that Jessica L. O’Neill  Gooding has joined the firm located at 914 Richland Street, Suite A-101, Columbia, S.C. 29201.  Jess is from Conway, South Carolina, but she has lived in Columbia since her freshman year at USC.  Jess stayed on at the University of South Carolina to earn… Read More

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Robert F. Goings—founder of —has been recognized among Columbia Business Monthly’s “2016 Legal Elite of the Midlands.” Robert was ranked as one of the top attorneys in the “Personal Injury” field in the magazine’s August 2016 issue. The prestigious award annually recognizes the most well-respected Midland attorneys for their professional acumen and outstanding success in… Read More

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The is pleased to announce that Attorney Robert F. Goings has been selected to receive the 2016 Compleat Lawyer Award from his alma mater, the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Compleat Lawyer Award is the law school’s highest honor and most prestigious award given to a lawyer who has displayed exemplary achievements in their… Read More

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Kelvin Washington, an elected member of the Richland County Council, was arrested on Saturday, February 27 for driving under the influence. The charges were made in connection with a Hopkins, South Carolina auto accident. The accident occurred when Councilman Washington rear-ended another car at the corner of Bluff Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard in… Read More

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After a single hour of deliberation, a jury in Orangeburg County ordered our client to be awarded over $1.1 million in actual damages. Mr. Bobby McClellan was injured while assisting with the improvement of a dock at a private lake when a piece of heavy equipment collapsed and hit him. McClellan sustained serious injury to… Read More

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Columbia lawyer Robert Goings has secured another huge award for a client after his client did not accept a lowball settlement offer from the auto insurance company. His client, James Smith, a 28-year-old military veteran, sustained injuries in a three-vehicle crash. He sued GEICO after these injuries led to his medical discharge from the Army. GEICO offered… Read More


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