about Maxwell goss
"I see the practice of law is one of the most satisfying vocations a person can pursue. It unites the intellectual, the moral, the strategic, and the personal, all in the relentless pursuit of justice."
Maxwell Goss represents plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of federal and state court litigation and provides strategic advice on intellectual property and business law matters. Max has represented clients in cases throughout the country. Experienced in a broad range of matters, his practices focuses chiefly on intellectual property, non-compete, and shareholder litigation.
Max works with businesses of all sizes and with entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, inventors, tech professionals, salespersons, and other individuals. He has represented clients in industries including healthcare, software development, human resources, automotive, medical technology, e-commerce, entertainment, insurance, hospitality, food and beverage, manufacturing, construction, retail, financial services, and logistics.
Max started his career at the elite law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in Texas, where he was trained by one of Texas's premier business trial lawyers. Max also practiced with a patent litigation boutique in Texas and with a large commercial law firm with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
In 2017, Max launched Maxwell Goss Law, a law firm dedicated to personal attention, creative solutions, and forceful advocacy.
> J.D., with honors, Notre Dame Law School
> Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
> Intern, Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Western District of Texas
> Ph.D., University of Texas
> Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
> B.A., Western Michigan University
> Presidential Scholar
> U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
> U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
> U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio
> U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
> U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
> U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
> U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
> U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
> U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
> U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
> Civil Procedure and Courts Committee of the State Bar of Michigan (Member)
> Michigan Intellectual Property Inns of Court (Member)
> Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court (Member)
> Society for Law and Culture (Director)
> Michigan Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Member)
> Texas Exes-Michigan Chapter (President)
> Notre Dame Club of Detroit (Committee Chair)
Max was born in Detroit and grew up in the resort town of Charlevoix, Michigan.
Before law school, Max earned a doctorate in philosophy and taught logic, ethics, metaphysics, and history of philosophy at several universities.
Max met his beautiful wife Elizabeth in graduate school in Texas. Max practiced law in Texas several years before returning to Michigan.
Max and Elizabeth are the proud parents of six children, whom they drive all over town in an enormous van known as “the White Whale.”