Bill Goodwin retired after nearly 50 years at Montgomery Purdue, during which he principally handled complex business transactions in the areas of corporate, commercial and real estate law. He has been known by his clients and peers as a lawyer not only able to deal effectively with the nuanced complexities of legal issues but also able to craft practical solutions to difficult problems. He described his greatest satisfaction in practicing law was to observe first-hand the successes and growing prosperity of his clients, knowing that from time-to-time he had contributed to their progress, in however small a way.
During his tenure at Montgomery Purdue, Bill also devoted many years to firm management, first as its managing partner, later as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Bill was recognized as a lawyer of preeminent ability by the Martindale Hubbell Directory of Attorneys for four decades, as a “Top Lawyer” by Seattle Magazine, and as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics Magazine.
Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1966, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1969. He was admitted to practice in the states of California and Washington. He is a past President of the Stanford University Alumni Association for Western Washington.