Concord Mediation Services
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.
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 Northern California’s Leading Workers’ Compensation Law Firm for over 40 years, 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
Contact Our Walnut Creek Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer
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.