Steve Goozée has spoken publicly many times, at seminars on various aspects of the law addressed to practicing lawyers, insurance claims adjusters, and other professionals. His publications include:
- Workers’ Compensation in Alabama
- Injuries in the Workplace– Examining the Workers’ Compensation Process
- Alabama Labor and Employment Law
- Personnel Law Update
- Retaliatory Discharge – The Near Death and Revival of a Tort, ATLA Journal (Spring 2001) (with Lawrence T. King)
- Hardly a Landmark Case for Employers: Alabama Power Co. v. Aldridge Provides No License to Fire Injured Workers, 26 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 563 (2003) (with Lawrence T. King)
- Evaluating Physical Impairment
- Analyzing Claims
- Fundamentals of Retaliatory Discharge
Steve has also published articles and has taught several seminars about mediation since he started mediating cases in 2007.
Mr. Goozée is a member of several professional organizations, but he is most honored by the achievement of the firm as viewed by fellow lawyers and sitting judges.
LexisNexis®Martindale-Hubbell® is the nation’s premier service publication that rates lawyers by peer review — on ability, ethics, diligence, and other categories. The Law Office of Stevan Goozée, P.C. is included within the highest honor bestowed upon by Martindale-Hubbell’s® rating service, one of a select small handful of law firms in our area that qualified for that honor based on superior ratings for ability, conduct, and the characteristics measured as a yardstick of professionalism- “A V”®.
According LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the firm has achieved the prestigious “A V”® rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Directory. The “A” signifies the highest levels of legal ability, while the “V” denotes “very high” adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. This rating is the result of a peer review system based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.
We are very honored to have been accorded this distinction based on evaluation by practicing lawyers and the judges before whom we practice.
[“A V” is a registered certification mark]
As a mediator, Steve is also a member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals. This a national organization that recognizes the best mediators and neutrals in each state. Membership is by invitation only. Steve is also honored to be a member of the Alabama Association of Attorney Mediators. Membership in that prestigious group is also by invitation only.
Mr. Goozée has also been recognized as one of Birminghams “Top Attorneys” in Birmingham Magazine in the areas of workers’ compensation and mediation.
Steve is also very active with the Birmingham Bar Association. Steve has chaired the Solo/small firm section and has been a member of the Executive Committee.