Tim K. Goss
University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), B.B.A
Baylor University School of Law, J.D.
AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
Texas Super Lawyer, since 2013
Texas Lawyer of the Month, March 2014
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New York
State Bar of Pennsylvania
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
Courtroom Success – Notable Cases
In October 2019, Mr. Goss represented Tracy Reed-Brown, a Georgia resident, in Pennsylvania state court against Rex Medical L.P., winning a $33,684,140 jury verdict for injuries she suffered from Rex Medical’s IVC filter product intended to prevent pulmonary embolism.
In May 2018, Mr. Goss represented Jeffrey Pavlock, a Texas fire-fighter, against Cook Medical, winning a $1.2 million jury verdict for injuries he sustained from Cook’s IVC filter product intended to prevent pulmonary embolism.
In March 2015, Mr. Goss represented Coleen Perry against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon in California state court, winning a $5.7 million jury award for injuries she suffered from J&J’s TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh product for stress urinary incontinence.
In August of 2014, Mr. Goss represented Martha Salazar in Texas state court against Boston Scientific Corporation, winning a $73 million jury verdict for injuries she sustained from BSC’s Obtryx pelvic mesh product for stress urinary incontinence.
In March 2014, Mr. Goss represented Linda Batiste against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon in Texas state court, winning a $1.2 million jury award for injuries she suffered from J&J’s TVT-O pelvic mesh product for stress urinary incontinence.
In early 2014, Mr. Goss represented a minor and her parents in Pennsylvania state court against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., winning a $3 million dollar jury verdict for birth defects caused from the use of prescription drug Topamax.
In July 2001, Mr. Goss represented 23 plaintiffs in the Carolyn Baker, et al case against Washington Mutual Finance Group, winning a jury verdict of $71,265,000.00 for damages resulting from abusive lending practices.
Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Mr. Goss attended the University of North Texas (formally, North Texas State University) graduating in 1983 (B.B.A.). Following college, Mr. Goss enrolled at Baylor University School of Law, where he was the Casenote Editor for the Baylor Law Review (1985-1986) and graduated first in his class (J.D., cum laude, 1986).
Mr. Goss has over 30 years of experience litigating high-stakes cases. Over the past two decades, Mr. Goss has dedicated his practice to pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He has successfully pursued mass tort cases on behalf of thousands of victims of wrongful practices by companies that have manufactured or distributed dangerous drugs and medical devices, including transvaginal mesh, IVC filters, and hip and knee replacement medical devices; and the drugs Vioxx, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Avandia, Bextra, Celebrex, Rezulin, Lotronex, Actos, Paxil, Trasylol, Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, Depakote, and Topamax. Mr. Goss has collected recoveries for his clients over these defective products totaling approximately $1 billion dollars.
Throughout his career, Mr. Goss has also specialized in consumer class actions, especially in abusive mortgage lending cases. He has been appointed class counsel in dozens of nationwide class actions. As a direct result of his efforts, the United States Congress passed private mortgage insurance legislation, which resulted in mandated cancellation of hundreds of thousands of mortgage insurance policies. The passage of the legislation resulted in several billions of dollars of savings for homeowners nationwide. Mr. Goss also pursued litigation against a large collection agency and obtained a million-dollar class action recovery for the benefit of the Attorneys General for 5 states.
Prior to forming Freese & Goss, Mr. Goss was a member of the Dallas office of Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P, where he began his legal career in 1986. He specialized in savings and loan litigation, securities litigation, and other complex commercial disputes. In 1992, he joined the Dallas office and was a partner of Scott, Douglass & Luton, L.L.P. In 1994, he co-founded Capshaw, Goss & Bowers. In April 2007, Mr. Goss and Richard Freese formed Freese & Goss, PLLC.
Legal Awards & Distinctions
Tim Goss has consistently received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel®, which signifies the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. This rating is achieved based on reviews submitted by his peers in the legal community. He was also selected by his peers as a Texas “SuperLawyer” from SuperLawyers®, an annual distinction Mr. Goss has received since 2013 that is reserved for only about 5% of lawyers. In March 2014, Mr. Goss was named Texas Lawyer of the Month. He was featured in Texas Lawyer Monthly in April 2014 for winning a $1.2 million transvaginal mesh verdict in Dallas. In 2014, ALM also awarded Mr. Goss the distinction of the 26th largest jury award in the nation for his work securing a $73.46 million transvaginal mesh verdict against Boston Scientific. A year later, Mr. Goss obtained a $5.7 million verdict against medical device manufacturer Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson, recognized as one of the Top Ten Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2015 by CVN.