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Joel A. Goldman

A veteran trial lawyer, Joel Goldman brings forty-nine years’ experience to Clark & Trevithick’s litigation and creditors’ rights and remedies capabilities. Known for his toughness and creativity in and out of court, as well as a knack for resolving disputes quickly, Joel came to Clark & Trevithick from the Los Angeles office of a large national law firm. He has handled over one hundred trials and arbitrations. One of his most noteworthy cases involved in excess of two hundred collateral lawsuits, approximately thirty-five appeals and/or appellate writs, approximately thirty-eight Chapter 11 cases and ended in a victory for his clients.

 

Joel handles a full range of complex civil litigation matters from small disputes to multi-million dollar cases involving individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and major institutional clients. With an eye for solving clients’ problems in a creative and cost-effective way, he handles a wide variety of matters including legal malpractice claims, assorted business tort claims, wrongful termination actions, construction defect suits and RICO. Joel also prosecutes and defends cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith issues, dealing not only with the relationship of the carrier to its insured, but disputes between carriers, including reinsurance and regulators.

 

He is a member of the California Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Los Angeles Trial Practice Inn of Court and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has been a professor of Contracts, Legal Reasoning and Ethics at California College of Law, has an AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been repeatedly named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in the Law & Politics poll published in Los Angeles Magazine.

  • One of his most noteworthy cases involved in excess of two hundred collateral lawsuits, approximately thirty-five appeals and/or appellate writs, approximately thirty-eight Chapter 11 cases and ended in a victory for his clients.
  • Obtained a defense judgment in a RICO case.
  • Obtained defense judgments in insurance bad faith cases.
  • Obtained plaintiff’s verdict in an intellectual property case.
  • Obtained favorable judgments in disputes between insurance carries.
  • Claim and delivered a herd of elephants.
  • Tried and obtained defense judgments in legal malpractice claims.
  • Had a post-judgment receiver [appointed] to litigate a judgment debtor’s cross-complaint in the Superior Court.

  • JD, University of Southern California, 1967
  • BS, Grinnell College, Economics, 1964
  • Continuing education concerning enhancing a profile while protecting a client in litigation.

  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, Remedies Sections – Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles Trial Practice Inn of Court
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Professor of Contracts, Legal Reasoning and Ethics, California College of Law

  • Listed, AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, 1985 – 2017
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyer, Law & Politics, Los Angeles Magazine, 2007 – 2017

  • Numerous lectures and panels on the subjects of civil procedure, use of experts, damages and pre and post judgment remedies.
  • Speaker and Seminar Panels for CPAs on the subject of damages and loss profits.