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Daniel James Goularte

Employment and labor Attorney at La Mesa, CA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Daniel J. Goularte is the principal attorney, owner, and founder of The Goularte Law Firm. Daniel has an extensive understanding of California employment and labor laws, including all aspects of hiring, grievance proceedings, suspensions, demotions, leave laws, termination and post termination proceedings. His representation extends to that of employment disability, pregnancy and pregnancy leave law, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wage and hour litigation. Daniel has obtain results totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay, loss earnings, unpaid wages, statutory penalties, general damages, Court costs, and statutory attorney’s fees.


Goularte Law
7853 El Cajon Blvd Ste G
La Mesa, CA, 91942-0622

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rough Employment Lawsuit
Daniel Goularte helped me through a very difficult and discouraging lawsuit against my former, long-term employer. He was very kind, professional, and knowledgeable throughout the entire process.
Posted by David | December 11, 2014
Professional, Knowledgeable and a kick ass attorney!
Mr Goularte did an outstanding job assisting me with a wadge claim. He was always available to answer my questions and took the time that was needed to work out every detail of my case. I would recommend him to anyone with a labor complaint.
Response from Daniel Goularte December 12, 2014
Your recommendation is much appreciated, I am glad we were able to assist you. -Daniel J. Goularte
Posted by Dave | December 5, 2014
Exceptional experience
Daniel James Goularte and Bryan Yabrof helped me convert my C corp to a LLC along with writing an operating agreement. They were extremely easy going and everything went simple and pretty much as planned. Great guys and I will continue to do business with them in the future.
Response from Daniel Goularte December 8, 2014
We look forward to your business in the future! -Daniel J. Goularte
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Great Experience, Despite the Circumstances
Despite having to bring a lawsuit against a former employer, Daniel Goularte and his colleagues Todd Smilovitz and Bryan Yabrof were all extremely helpful. They always helped to not only make me feel comfortable with the situation, because at times it was confusing and stressful, but also handle my case professionally, with expediency and diplomacy. I highly recommend Goularte Law.
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Response from Daniel Goularte December 8, 2014
Thank you for your comments! I will let Bryan and Todd know that they are doing a great job! -Daniel J. Goularte
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2014
Employment/ Labor Review
Daniel was great. I called him almost in tears after I mixed up my hearing dates with the labor board and my case was closed. Even though I was in Los Angels and he was located in San Diego he listened to my concerns and frustrations regarding my case and gaining my trust. He was kind and decided to take me on as a client. We ended up settling before going to court. During my time with Daniel he always made sure to keep me in the loop by clearly explaining everything that was going I always felt in control of my decisions) as well as offer realistic and practical advice though his knowledge and experience. *Five Stars: Honest, Professional, Trust Worthy*
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Response from Daniel Goularte December 8, 2014
Your praise is definitely humbling! Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts on my Firm and I am glad we were able to bring an emotional and frustrating situation to a close. -Daniel J. Goularte
Posted by Salvador | March 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No honesty, will lie to your face
Hired Daniel as a company attorney and had a dispute with other owner, upon this happening Daniel told me to just sit at home and do nothing while he could figure it out…meanwhile he was opening another fictitious name with the other owner with the same name as our existing company to show the other person had all the shares, if we don’t catch wind of this and hire another lawyer he probably could have gotten away with it, luckily we had paperwork that he actually did for us showing our true percentages…he started saying we owned nothing and we were pretty much fired, turns out we were owed thousands of dollars plus reimbursements for tool purchases, if you need paper work filled out this is your man anything that has to do with actually law stay away
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Response from Daniel Goularte April 15, 2024
We are sorry about your recent experience with our law firm. To better understand the situation you were involved in, our firm was not hired by you nor were we involved in your representation. Our firm was hired by the company you worked for, and you had a minority ownership. When our firm attempted to negotiate a settlement to dissolve the partnership between owners, you decided to retain your own counsel. We had a duty to the company to windup company affairs and records for dissolution. A settlement was negotiated and you received payment for your company shares. We are sorry that you feel that the company's interests did not line up with your interest, and that you were subsequently forced to retain separate counsel.
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  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Goularte Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jack D. Josephson APC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • Law Offices of Jack D. Josephson
  • 2006 - 2008


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • USA Hockey
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Daniel
Employment and labor Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Daniel is a fantastic Plaintiff's employment lawyer and is very knowledgeable about wage and hour, wrongful termination, and Fair Employment and Housing Act issues. I would recommend him to anyone."
Employment and labor
La Mesa Employment and labor Lawyer Daniel James Goularte
Daniel James Goularte
Employment and labor Attorney
La Mesa, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation