Meet Maxwell Goss
Maxwell Goss represents plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of state and federal 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 practice focuses chiefly on trade secret, non-compete, trademark, patent, business defamation, and shareholder law and litigation.
Max works with businesses of all sizes and with entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, inventors, technology professionals, salespersons, and other individuals. He has provided representation in industries including human resources, software, healthcare, automotive, medical technology, e-commerce, entertainment, 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
> 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 is also an author on legal topics and frequently teaches CLEs for lawyers and speaks to law student and other groups. Learn more at the News and Events page.
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 the history of philosophy at several universities.
Max and his wife Elizabeth are the proud parents of six children, whom they drive all over town in an enormous van affectionately referred to as “the White Whale.”