Attorney Profile

Diane Goldman Attorney at Law, Woodland Hills CA

Diane Goldman Attorney at Law, Woodland Hills CADiane Goldman
Principal

ISLN: 907021221

21860 Burbank Blvd. Ste. 360
Woodland Hills, California 91367

Phone: (818) 883-3344 | Fax: (818) 883-3355

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Experienced Trial Lawyer

Diane Goldman is an experienced trial attorney, who has presented over 100 cases before juries in Southern California courts. Most attorneys do not go to trial and even experienced trial attorneys will try only 10 to 20 cases in a career. In addition to her extensive trial experience, she has settled hundreds of cases for her clients, resulting in successful outcomes without the necessity of going to trial.

Diane Goldman specializes in personal injury law (auto accidents, dog bites, false arrest), medical and legal malpractice, premises liability (slip/trip and fall accidents), elder abuse, civil rights (racial/sexual/age discrimination), employment discrimination (wrongful termination, sexual harassment), and criminal defense law.

She recognizes that each case is different and requires a special, individual approach in giving each client the personal attention that will produce the best result under the facts of each case. Clients are never handed off to a nonlawyer or paralegal; Diane Goldman personally handles all stages and aspects of each case for the client.

Background

Diane Goldman began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. She then gained additional trial experience with a number of private law firms in civil law (medical malpractice, premises liability, and insurance defense of auto accident cases).

Diane Goldman has distinguished herself in the legal field and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is an honorary society made up only of attorneys (nationally), who have extensive trial experience and are nominated for membership by attorneys with similar trial experience. She teaches other attorneys trial procedures and techniques at the Los Angeles ABOTA trial school.

Diane Goldman previously served as a commissioner on the State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission. This is the state agency that evaluates and investigates candidates for trial and appellate court positions (judges) in California.

For many years she has served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Los Angeles courts. She has also served as a temporary judge. Diane Goldman previously taught the law of Evidence at California College of Law, and she served as a judge in appellate advocacy (moot court) at Pepperdine University Law School.

Education

Diane Goldman attended California State University, Northridge (Bachelor of Arts degree 1975) and Southwestern University School of Law (Juris Doctor degree 1979). She was admitted to practice law in California in 1979. She is admitted to practice law in the federal courts (U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, District Courts [Los Angeles & San Diego]). In addition to her experience in the trial courts, she has presented and argued cases before the appellate courts in California (state and federal).

  • Law School:  Southwestern Law School, J.D.
  • Admitted:  1979, California and U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Practice Areas

Memberships

  • State Bar of California (Probation Monitor)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates.