The law firm of Goss and Fentress was founded by attorney John O. Goss in 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Goss began his private practice in the general practice of law with an emphasis in the field of SSI claims. Attorney J. Russell Fentress, IV joined the firm in 1994, at that time practicing primarily in the field of personal injury litigation. Since that time, the law firm has represented thousands of clients with cases in both of these areas of practice in Virginia and in northeastern North Carolina. Mr. Fentress opened the law firm’s first offices in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
In 2008 and 2010, respectively, Attorneys Erick A. Bowman and John E. Basilone joined the law firm, bringing additional and substantial legal experience to the practice. Mr. Bowman’s experience included representing Social Security disability claimants throughout the States of Virginia and North Carolina, and in Washington DC. Mr. Bowman also brought experience to Goss & Fentress as a representative of veterans in disability claims filed with the Veterans Administration. Mr. Basilone added to the firm his years of experience representing victims of accidental injuries. Mr. Basilone in particular represented injured railroad employees in a variety of cases and courts in state and federal courts all over the eastern United States.
The addition of these two attorneys made it possible for Goss & Fentress to open its offices in Richmond, Virginia.