The litigation process from filing a lawsuit to seeing it through trial can be emotionally challenging, time-consuming and expensive. Many disputes can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), thus effectively shielding litigants from a great deal of emotional and financial stress.
Michael D. Goforth's experience with Alternative Dispute Resolution begins with hundreds of mediations and arbitrations over a 35-year career as a civil litigator. During this time frame he has assisted countless litigants and their attorneys in resolving their disputes through the ADR process as a third-party mediator.
Mr. Goforth serves as a Superior Court mediation panelist in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, Solano, Sonoma and Sacramento counties.
To schedule a mediation, contact Michael D. Goforth or his law clerk Carmen Fazli at 925-265-8964 or via e-mail.
Education: B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1973, Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law, San Diego, in 1978. Principal of the Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership, emphasizing personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, workers' compensation, real estate and general business litigation.
Mr. Goforth's litigation expertise includes:
- Premises liability
- Personal injury
- Workers' compensation
- Lien claims
- Employee rights
- Government tort claims
- Toxic torts
- Real estate
- Mortgage fraud
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Contract disputes
- Public entity
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Mr. Goforth's mediation philosophy is largely facilitative. He assists the parties in arriving at a practical understanding of the facts and relative positions of the litigants. His communicative style is direct and is productive to a meaningful exchange of information and ideas which are essential to leading the parties to settlement. Call 925-265-8964 or contact our firm online to learn more about the Concord mediation services Mr. Goforth provides.