• Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star"  list, 2004-2006

  • Top 10 Jury Verdicts in California, 2006 (Los Angeles Daily Journal)

  • Top 100 Jury Verdicts in United States, 2006 (ALM)

Published Cases

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​              174 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 1999)

​               217 F.3d 1145 (9th Cir. 2000)

​​                186 Cal. App. 4th 1114 (2010)


  • J.D., cum laude - Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    • Order of the Coif
    • International & Comparative Law Journal, Staff Member
    • ​Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

  • B.A. - San Francisco State University


Professional Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • Membership Chair/Co-Chair 2014-2016
    • Executive Committee Member 2012-present

  • Conference of California Bar Associations
    • ​Delegate 2017-2018

  • American Inns of Court, Los Angeles Trial Practice Chapter
    • President 2012-2013
    • Vice President 2011-2012
    • Programming Chair 2009-2011

  • ​​Provisors Trusted Advisors
    • WH3 Executive Committee 2013-present​
    • Member since 2007
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Gary J. Goodstein, Partner

Mr. Goodstein has nearly 25 years of experience as a trial and appellate attorney representing corporations, individuals and municipalities in high-stakes business disputes involving commercial contracts, partnerships, shareholder and LLC agreements, insurance coverage and real estate.  Combining a background in creative writing with an intensely analytical legal acumen, the ability to synthesize complex facts and legal principles into a compelling story is the hallmark of his practice.

Representative matters include defending a real estate investment LLC manager accused of breach of fiduciary duty; defending a trustee against claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in the administration of an estate; defending the owners of a Hollywood production company against claims of fraud and breach of contract; representing the owner of a vitamin manufacturing company who was defrauded in the sale of his business; representing a business owner in the threatened dissolution of a plush toy manufacturer; representing a municipality in a commercial lease dispute; representing property owners in commercial unlawful detainer actions; and representing a healthcare insurance company sued by medical groups for alleged breach of provider reimbursement agreements.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • ​Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • ​United States District Court
    • Central District of California
    • Northern District of California
    • Eastern District of California ​
    • Southern District of California