Newsmaker: Jack Goodrich
Noteworthy: Good-rich, a Pittsburgh attorney and second-generation Irishman with roots in counties Galway, Claire and Mayo, was chosen as grand marshal of the city’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday.
Family: Wife, Nancy Z. Goodrich; daughter, Elizabeth.
Background: Principal attorney at Goodrich & Associates with a specialty in personal injury, products liability, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and wills and estates. Goodrich is a member of the National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a member of the board of governors for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and consistently listed among Irish Voice Magazine’s top 100 American-Irish lawyers. Goodrich has served as chairman of the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade fundraising committee since 1992.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business from St. Francis University, 1983; Duquesne University School of Law, 1987.
Quote: “This gives all the hard work of the Goodrich and Joyce families who came here for a new start so much meaning.”
— Megan Harris