Maxwell Goss '09 J.D.

Author: Notre Dame Law School

Maxwell Goss Fishman Stewart

Intellectual property specialty law firm Fishman Stewart, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Maxwell Goss '09 J.D. has been named a partner in the firm. Goss, who joined Fishman Stewart earlier this year in an of-counsel capacity, represents clients throughout the U.S. in intellectual property and business matters and brings his own brand of forceful advocacy and creative solutions to client engagements. The promotion announcement was made by Fishman Stewart co-founding partner, Michael Stewart.

“Max Goss is a fine addition to the Fishman Stewart partnership. His litigation expertise, range of experience, creativity, versatility and legal acumen make him a perfect fit for the type of clients we serve,” Stewart said.

Experienced in a broad range of complex litigation matters, Goss focuses his intellectual property litigation practice on trademark misappropriation, trademark, patent, and copyright infringement, and IP licensing disputes. Goss also provides strategic advice to businesses and professionals on intellectual property, internet protections, technology, and business law matters. Prior to joining Fishman Stewart, Goss managed his own successful firm in Birmingham, Michigan. He started his career at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he was trained by one of Texas’ premier business trial lawyers.

Goss is the creator and host of The Litigation War Room, a popular legal podcast featuring spirited interviews with litigators on topics of interest to courtroom lawyers in every area of law.

Goss is a member of the state bars of Michigan and Texas and is admitted to practice in multiple federal district and appeals courts around the country. His accomplishments as an attorney have been acknowledged by many. Most recently, Goss was named a DBusiness 2022 Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property & Patent Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also among the 2022 Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch. Additionally, Goss has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2020 and was a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.

Goss earned his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated with honors and served as Executive Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy at University of Texas at Austin and had the pleasure of teaching logic, ethics, and other subjects at several universities. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, where he was a Presidential Scholar.