Christopher Goodroe has built his personal injury and maritime practice on the principles of attention to detail, persistence, and personal service. He has successfully litigated cases in both Federal and State Court, and has consistently achieved exceptional results at mediation.
Mr. Goodroe is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Ranking Possible) and was selected as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Since 2013 he has been voted a Super Lawyer, by Super Lawyer Magazine (an honor voted on by fellow lawyers). Recently he has been selected as one of the TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS in Northern California.
Mr. Goodroe represents maritime clients with wide ranging injuries, including toxic exposures, fractures, falls, burns, and head traumas. His knowledge of the Jones Act and general maritime law allows him to aggressively promote his client’s interests. Based on Mr. Goodroe’s maritime knowledge and experience, he served as a panelist at the 2012 Pacific Admiralty Seminar where he addressed industry leaders regarding the recent changes in the maritime laws and how those laws affect merchant seamen.
In addition to his maritime practice, Mr. Goodroe also focuses on representing victims of automobile collisions, slip and falls, police brutality, as well as victims of sexual assaults.
Mr. Goodroe understands how suffering an injury can place enormous stress on both the client and the client’s family, and he makes it a priority to always be available to answer any questions or concerns a client might have about a case or potential claim. He is personally with each client at every step in the litigation process to ensure no stone goes unturned.
Mr. Goodroe is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara (1997) and California Western School of Law (2002), and when he isn't vigorously representing his clients' needs, he finds time to volunteer for the Federal Pro Bono Project where he provides legal counsel. Mr. Goodroe also serves as a Board Member for the UCSB Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association.
Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (33-40%)
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Jason Margulies, Admiralty and maritime Attorney
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Chris Goodroe is a fantastic lawyer who is passionate and energetic about his cases and compassionate for his clients. He is very knowledgeable about the law, extremely skilled, and a pleasure to work with.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Northern Califonria||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Associate||Law Offices Of Lyle C Cavin, Jr.||2003 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Public Justice Foundation||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Association For Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Member||2006 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Member||2006 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Foundation||Member||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|Olivera v. Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District||Settlement at Mediation|
|Atkins v. Crowley Maritime||Mediation Settlement|
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|Univ of California Santa Barbara||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|California Western SOL||N/A||law||N/A|