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Seth Michael Goldberg

Estate planning Attorney at Valencia, CA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney Seth M. Goldberg focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Business Formation & Operations, Employment Discrimination, General Corporate Law, Contracts and Torts. Mr. Goldberg has tried over 60 court trials and 15 jury trials. His largest jury verdict for a plaintiff was $3.05 million in a defamation case for an individual. His largest jury verdict was a defense against a $35 million claim in a Contract Dispute case for a Company and its Owners.  Let his experience work for you.

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Law Offices of Seth M. Goldberg
23890 Copper Hill Dr #145
Valencia, CA, 91354


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Posted by Robert | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond the call and wins the day
I was being sued for 35 million dollars on an alleged breach of contract case. The other party lies, and even the other parties’ attorney on the primary case would recraft the truth to their liking, of course the challenge is to prove it all in court and to a jury. This case lasted over 2 years and during that time Seth drove the truth home, made the truth seem so obvious, and even pointed out how the opposing side was misrepresenting the truth of things during the trial. The opposition tried every legal "trick" they could to obfuscate the truth, but in the end and especially after Seth's fantastic closing, after only 3 hours the jury returns a verdict in our favor and ends up awarding us damages and attorney fees! The opposition won nothing! Score one for the good guys and another win for Goldberg! Thanks much my friend!! Oh yes I definitely recommend him!
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Posted by Regina | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes Above and Beyond
Seth did the Terms and Conditions and Rental Agreement applications for my web-based business and they are outstanding. He also recommended a credit card processing company he personally works with for me as a merchant to process our cc payments. I really enjoy personal connections for business and developing good business relationships and Seth is the man to talk to for developing a good business relationship with and possibly helping with referrals.
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Posted by Keith | January 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding! Recommend without hesitation!
Fortunately I do not have much experience with using attorneys and was very nervous about whom to contact and what cost would be. Seth was very professional, patient, understanding. He helped me through my dilemma and put my worries at ease. Spot on with the quote he provided, but first and foremost got the result I was hopping for. I would recommend Mr. Goldberg in a heart beat!!
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Posted by Tom | November 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client Consultation
I met Seth for a consultation regarding a legal issue where I was really emotionally invested. Seth was very forthright and appeared to be very knowledgeable on the legalities of the topic. Seth listened to what I wanted to do and where I was going with it. After listening to me Seth responded very honestly. He directed me on what I should do on my own. Other lawyers may have tried to make a federal case out of what was troubling me and sign me up for a hefty retainer, Seth did not do this when the opportunity was there. Seth was honest, did not charge me for the thirty minute consultation and set me on the course of reality. The result of Seth's forthright and honest approach to my legal issue will be the reason that Seth will be my first call when a legal problem arises where I need an attorney . Thanks Seth! Tom
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Posted by David | May 21, 2015
Understandable, Approachable, Knowledgeable and Patient
Seth helped me understand some of my real estate sales paperwork. He did a very good job translating it for me---putting my questions into context and relating the meaning. He answered my questions patiently---pointing out options and contingencies I had not thought of---in a friendly and level-headed manner. His knowledge and calm matter-of-fact nature helped me understand my position much better and process the information effectively.
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Posted by Gary | September 9, 2014
Trust review
My wife and I called Seth to discuss some issues relating to a trust. We talked on the phone and then sent him the the trust to review and did a follow up call. He answered all of our questions and gave us some options to follow up with, all without charge. He was informative, very personable and helpful.
Posted by Heather | December 3, 2013
Best legal experience I've had
Seth was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He explained things very well and answered all of my questions with thought and knowledge. I was impressed with how available he was and how much effort he put into my case. I felt like I was talking with an old friend instead of an attorney and I was able to not stress so I could carry on with my life while he was handling everything. I would highly recommend Seth Goldberg to my friends.
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Posted by Jin | November 7, 2013
One of the best
Seth and I have worked together on multiple client cases. He has consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism as well as extensive expertise in estate planning matters. As a financial advisor, I rely heavily on Seth to advise my clients and me of the complex strategies associated with the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. Seth is truly one of the best.
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Posted by Rich | October 20, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Seth is a very good lawyer. He is very patient and asks the tough questions. If you need a good lawyer that will drill down to the heart of the matter. Seth is the lawyer to call. He ascertained what my problem was and proceeded to give me excellent advice.
Posted by Kathleen | October 4, 2013
Skilled & Attentive
Mr. Seth Goldberg was my attorney in updating my living trust. He prepared an Advance Healthcare directive, a Durable Power of Attorney, a first and second Amendment to the trust. As well as prepared and recorded a Trust Transfer Deed. He was careful and attentive to every detail. I found him to be a highly skilled attorney and was of great assistance to me in these legal matters.
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Posted by James | May 13, 2013
Recommend Without Reservation!
I contacted Seth Goldberg following my being involved in an auto accident which left me with significant injuries. Seth traveled to the hospital to meet with my family and I, and he quickly assessed my legal situation and discussed options and probable courses of action, keeping us informed along the way. Seth was not only professional and courteous, he was also caring and compassionate with each phase of the legal process. I was extremely pleased with the final financial settlement that Seth negotiated on my behalf. If you want one of the hard-chargers, who keeps your personal and legal interests at the forefront of his efforts, Seth Goldberg is your man.
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Posted by Lynette | May 7, 2013
A Satisfied Client
I was very pleased with the legal services that Seth Michael Goldberg provided to our family. We felt reassured to have such a knowledgeable attorney handle our case. He always kept us well informed and showed great care and attention to detail as he handled our case. Seth Goldberg took time to explain the law as it applied to our specific case and made sure that we understand fully all of our options. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is seeking an attorney.
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Posted by Jim | May 7, 2013
Recommendation for Seth Goldberg
We were looking for someone to help us set up a family trust. Seth came to us through a friends referral, and at our first meeting I knew he was someone I could trust to handle my needs. He is professional, timely and went out of his way to offer some personal aspects of our requests that I truly appreciated. I have recommended Seth to others for his skills and abilities and will continue to do so, as I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Mike | May 7, 2013
Setting up my Business
Seth helped me set up my business, walked me through the process and took care of all the details. He made the whole process easy. Very knowledgeable and kept me in the loop at all times. Thanks Seth!
Posted by Christian | May 6, 2013
A Compassionate and Professional Attorney
I had a case that a number of attorneys refused to handle because of their physical fear of the opposing party (he was both mentally unstable and physically fit, with a history of violence). Seth Goldberg signed on as my attorney, walked me through the process, and achieved a result that I was more than satisfied with. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Russell A. Smith | May 6, 2013
Seth Goldberg is an honest, outstanding Attorney
In 1998 Seth represented me in a libel suit against a defense contractor, Smith v Orange Blossom Lines, tried in Torrance CA. The jury awarded me 2.5 million dollars after a 6 day trial. What else do you need to know? Well, Seth in also a Lieutenant Colonel in the California National Guard, on the promotion list for full Colonel, and a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Army War College. He commanded an Armor battalion in Iraq for a year and brought back all his soldiers alive and in one piece. They ran convoy security missions up and down Iraq, including the infamous "Route Irish." I know - I am a combat wounded veteran of Iraq and a retired Lieutenant Colonel.
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Posted by Mark | May 6, 2013
Well Skilled & Client Friendly
Mr. Goldberg is an extremely professional attorney, with a very broad base of skills. He has handled criminal defense, military law (UCMJ - He's a full Colonel in the Army Reserve and has deployed in Field Comand positions), estate planning and family law. I know him on 3 sides. As a police officer, he has worked with me in teaching terrorism awareness for Gardena Transit. As a military officer, I have served with him and know he has commanded combat troops abroad that earned unit recognition at the national level. And, I know Mr. Goldberg as a client. Mr. Goldberg is in charge of my estate and family trust. I would fully recommend his affordable services and representation in ANY legal arena.
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Posted by Marv | May 6, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
Very knowledgeable and does extensive research to find solutions for the client. Straight forward and gives honest assessments. Highly recommend, best attorney I've been associated with.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Seth M. Goldberg, A PLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bleau, Fox & Goldberg, A PLC
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Aidikoff & Kesluk
  • 1988 - 1991


  • United States Army War College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2012
  • University of LaVerne School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Smith vs. Orange Blossom Lines, Inc., et. al.
  • Verdict for Plaintiff $3,040,000.00


  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Armor Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • National Infantry Association
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • American Legion
  • Former Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member since 1998
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Book Award Lawyering Skills Practicum
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1991
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1977
  • American Legion School Award
  • American Legion
  • 1977
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  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Warfare
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Goldberg is a zealous advocate for his clients. He has a sharp mind and the ability to apply common sense in a practical way. He has personality and skill to complement his impressive credentials."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Seth Goldberg. Respected by clients and colleagues in the legal field. An asset to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Seth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Seth is a professional advocate who is dedicated to providing his clients excellent representation. He is a formidable adversary."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Seth is a smart and experienced lawyer...and a real fighter!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth is a fantastic practitioner whose experience and skill is unsurpassed. I have the utmost trust and respect for Mr. Goldberg and would highly recommend him."
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