Joseph S. Goode
Joseph S. Goode is the Managing Partner of LLG. He approaches client problems with passion and intensity as if those problems were his own.
The day he graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, Joe Goode received the George and Evelyn Marcus Award for being the graduate who best demonstrated the qualities of good judgment, ambition, understanding, compassion, and an appreciation of learning. It was an honor, but also an early indicator. In the nearly three storied decades since, those exact qualities have become synonymous with Joe. They’ve not only contributed to his countless successes as an attorney both inside and out of the courtroom, but also to the standards by which all of us at LLG are held.
As the last of five children, he honed his advocacy skills early in life and became very good at letting people know where he stands. He’s a tireless leader who is intense and demanding (mostly of himself). He maintains an exacting eye of an old-school newsroom editor. Joe’s joie de vivre is infectious to everyone around him, and his passion for people is routinely used to speak for those who require his advocacy.
Syracuse University College of Law/J.D., cum laude, 1994
Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University/M.P.A., cum laude, 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison/B.A., History, 1989
Executive Committee, Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Board/1993-1994
Associate Member, Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Board/1992-1993
Associate Editor, Syracuse Law Review/1993-1994
Editorial Staff Member, Syracuse Law Review/1992-1993
Legal Writing Instructor, Syracuse University College of Law/1993-1994
Robert M. Anderson Publication Award
George and Evelyn Marcus Award
Joe is an animal lover and presides over LLG’s Dog Community (we like our mutts and they come to work with us). Until her recent passing, Joe’s beloved boxer, Greta, was an office fixture. When not at the office, he serves at the pleasure of two cats, Audrey and Valentino, who tell him what to do on a regular basis. Joe is married to Dina and is active in the Milwaukee community. He is the President of the Board of Directors of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward Association where he also serves on the Executive, Governance, Finance, and Membership Committees. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Animal Wellness Action in Washington D.C., an organization focused on preventing cruelty to animals through the promotion of sound public policy with our state and federal elected officials and associated advocacy on animal welfare issues throughout the United States. Every Tuesday at noon, Joe can be found eating lunch with his fellow Rotarians at the Milwaukee Rotary Club. He continues to work on his golf game, which sadly continues to need a lot of work.