Attorney Jeffrey D. Gooch Serving All Of Utah, Wyoming & Idaho

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We provide high quality, dedicated legal representation to accident and injury victims throughout Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Our expert legal staff handles a variety of personal injury matters, including automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents, as well as medical malpractice, claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death. Remember you don’t have to fight this battle alone, contact our offices to speak with a legal professional about your case today.Regardless of the severity of your personal injury, when you are hurt you are not yourself. While money alone can never truly reconcile the pain or loss of quality of life that you have experienced, it does serve a purpose. Not only will monetary compensation help pay for you medical bills, it can also help to ensure that you and your family will be taken care of during your time of healing. According to the Nations Council of Insurance Institute, claimants who hire attorneys get on average 23 times more money than those who do not. I cannot state enough the importance of working with a personal injury attorney to get the best results possible. Contact our office today for a free analysis of your situation and case audit.

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170 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Attorney Profile

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Jones Waldo

Personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Jeffrey D. Gooch has worked with Salt Lake City-based law firm Jones Waldo since April 2015 (read the press release). Previous to joining Jones Waldo, Jeff was the founder and owner of The Gooch Firm, P.C. For more than a decade, Jeff has helped hardworking people recover compensation for personal injury, tragedy, and wrongful death resulting from the negligence or fault of another. Jeff has always devoted his practice to assisting individual injury victims, never having represented large corporations or insurance companies. Early in his career, Jeff was taught that clients always come first, and he has patterned his firm after this rule, always pursuing outstanding client service on a daily basis.

While working on his undergraduate degree, Jeff met William A. Barton of the Oregon firm Barton & Strevor. William A. Barton’s mentorship initiated Jeff’s dream of becoming a lawyer. Following this dream, Jeff attended Brigham Young University School of Law. While in school, he clerked for the law office of Young, Kester & Petro, where he was assigned to work on a class action case involving over 1900 plaintiffs. It was during this assignment that he met the legendary Gerry Spence. This introduction led Jeff to an associate position at the Salt Lake firm of Spence, Moriarity & Schuster. Thus, Jeff had the rare opportunity to train with the two of the best in the legal profession–his mentor, William A. Barton, and former employer, Gerry Spence.

Jeff has recovered damages for hundreds of injury victims, ranging from several thousand dollars to multi-million dollar settlements. As a result of his success, Jeff is well known in the community, respected throughout the legal profession, and his talents are highly sought after by clients throughout Utah and Idaho. Jeff believes that every person deserves a voice for justice, and is willing to consider even the most serious injury cases, including complex claims involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, and construction site accidents.

When he is not working, Jeff spends time with his wife and their two children. His grandmother also plays an important role in his life and has lived with the family for many years. Together, the Gooch family enjoys cycling, triathlons, and the responsibilities that come with the latest addition to the family, Tinkerbell, an English Mastiff.


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Juris Doctor, April 1997

Vice Chair of the Board of Advocates, Moot Court
Traveling Team Member, Products Liability Competition
Winner 1994 Moot Court Competition, Torts Section

Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English

Dean’s List
National and local member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society


Utah State and Federal Courts
Idaho State and Federal Courts
Pro hac vice representation in Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, and California

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Lectures & Presentations

Medical Evidence in Utah Court: Your Guide to Effective Use, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 17, 2005
National Business Institute Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 15, 2005
The Use of Demonstrative Evidence, National Business Institute Speaker at Idaho Trial Lawyers’ Annual Convention, Sun Valley, Idaho, July 2004

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