Mr. Goodstein has more than 26 years experience representing corporations, individuals and municipalities in real estate, business, tort, employment and insurance litigation matters. He regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout California, and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Published opinions include Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Ensley, 174 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 1999); Stuart v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, 217 F.3d 1145 (9th Cir. 2000); Hub City Solid Waste Management, Inc. v. City of Compton, 186 Cal. App. 4th 1114 (2010).
Mr. Goodstein is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell,* a peer-review designation conferred only on lawyers who have "reached the height of professional excellence...and are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity." Mr. Goodstein has also been named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" from 2009 to 2019. Trial experience includes actions involving public contracts, commercial contracts, insurance contracts, partnership agreements, and real estate contracts; business fraud, insurance coverage and bad faith, product liability, breach of fiduciary duty and corruption of public officials.
Mr. Goodstein earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School Los Angeles (cum laude 1993), where he earned membership in the Order of the Coif, a legal honor society recognizing academic excellence; he was also a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.
Mr. Goodstein is admitted to practice law in all state and federal District Courts in California, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is an active member of the California Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the American Inns of Court, and frequently presents legal seminars on topics related to litigation and trial practice.