Trial lawyer with over 26 years experience, and an additional 15 years in law enforcement.Trial lawyer with over 26 years experience, and an additional 15 years in law enforcement.Trial lawyer with over 26 years experience, and an additional 15 years in law enforcement.Trial lawyer with over 26 years experience. Worked for insurance companies, but now he fights them.Trial lawyer with over 26 years experience, and an additional 15 years in law enforcement.Trial lawyer with over 26 years experience. Worked for insurance companies, but now he fights them.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2015|
|Top Trial Defense Lawyer 2013||Association of Defense Trial Attorneys||2013|
|5-star DUI Laywer||California DUI Lawyers Association||2011|
|Certificate of Appreciation||San Joaquin County Bar Association||2001|
|Attorney||Law Office of Douglas A. Goss||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Hardwick & Goss||2000 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Joaquin County Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Attorney Member||N/A|
|California Public Defenders Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|California Defense Counsel||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Man Threatens Judge||All Charges Dismissed|
|Traffic Citation for VC 21718A||All 3 Cases Dismissed|
|Burglary 1st Degree||Not Guilty on All Counts|
|See all legal cases|
|Stockton Record||Judge Testifies Against Stalking Suspect||2015|
|Lodi News Sentinel||Stockton Woman Gets Favorable Plea Deal in Embezzlement Case||2014|
|Stockton Record||Ex-San Joaquin Sheriff's Case is Overturned||2011|
|Stockton Record||Arraignment for Alleged Child Gang Members in Murder Case||2010|
|Lodi News Sentinel||Lodi Woman Acquited of Murder Charge||2009|
|Humphreys College of Law at Stockton||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Criminal Law Meeting||Recent Changes in Marijuana Laws||2016|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Felony Trial Strategy||2015|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Criminal Sentencing: Tips & Tricks||2015|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||DUI Investigation for Trial||2014|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||DUI Cross Examination||2014|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Traffic Infraction Defense Techniques||2013|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Plea Negotiations 101||2012|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Appeals Primer for New Attorneys||2011|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Misdemeanor Resolutions||2010|
Posted by Maria
Mr. Douglas Goss has helped my husband twice. The first time was minor, but the second time I thought I was going to lose my husband. I cannot thank him enough for saving my family. He and his staff were wonderful about answering my questions and keeping us all updated. God bless you, Mr. Goss.
Posted by anonymous
Doug goss was hired as my lawyer after the police raided my house and found stolen property amongst my boyfriends things. My ex boyfriend was/is a habitual felon. Long story short the DA was taking me along for the ride till the boyfriend pleaded out.
I had never been in trouble with the law. When i was charged with receiving stolen property I was mortified to say the least. After spending 3 days in jail and feeling pretty crucified by our local paper, Mr Goss looked me right in my eyes and told me i wont let you spend a day in jail. Right then i knew that Da would be up for one hell of a fight if he took this to trial. MR Goss gave him a little taste of that during my pre hearing. Thank goodness it never went to trial but if it had i would definitely want Doug Goss by my side. With his prior law enforcement career his range of knowledge and procedure are extremely helpful and i ALWAYS felt a step ahead of the game which put my mind at ease. All of my charges we dismissed.
I will say this....Its known in my town to call Doug Goss if you find yourself in trouble with the law..he is a pitbull!
Posted by Michelle
Sooooooooo happy! I was in a car accident earlier this year and was hurting. A girlfriend of mine told me to call Doug. I met with him and filled out some forms. He told me to worry about getting better, and he'd handle the rest. A few months later, I got a check waaaaay bigger than I expected. I'm seriously so happy!!!
Posted by Martin
Long story short: I had a couple drinks, but I wasn't drunk, drove home, and got hit by another driver who ran a red light. The cops showed up and arrested BOTH OF US for DUIs. I don't know what happened to the other guy, but I got charged with a felony. It was ridiculous. I talked to a friend who told me to hire Doug, and I am glad I did. I'm not sure how, but he got the whole thing thrown out of court. His staff (Blair and the girl, I forget her name) were really good about keeping me updated. Blair (his son) sent me an email after every hearing and returned my calls fast. I haven't used a lawyer before, but this one is very good.
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested for driving under the influence. I have never been in any trouble with the law before and I didn’t know what to do. Mr. Goss helped guide me through the legal process and he facilitated a fair resolution for my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Goss.
Posted by Jill
I got a speeding ticket, yes 10 miles and hour over the speed limit on the freeway. Unfortunately, this was my 2nd 10 mile and hour over the speed limit on the freeway ticket in 9 months. I don't mind taking responsibility for my actions, but it seemed unfair that I would have to pay higher-than-I-already pay insurance premiums for 3 years as a result. I got an idea to see if there were any attorneys that could help. There are quite a few, but none that guaranteed the cost of their services (and the cost seemed more than reasonable) so if I lost, they would refund my payment. I was scared, nervous, unsure, but they kept assuring me, talking me through the process. Today they said my ticket was dismissed. I am so happy, and I have also learned my lesson about speeding, and am driving slower, so I hope to not have to use their services any time soon, but if I do, I wouldn't hesitate to call them up.
Posted by Frank
I own a trucking company and was driving through Stockton with 2 of my employees following me. One of them told me my blinker was out, so we pulled over at the 8-mile off-ramp and parked in the big emergency section. We went to go grab a part to fix my turn signal, and when we got back, a CHP officer was writing us all tickets for illegally stopping on the freeway. I tried to tell him what happened, but he wasn't having any of it.
I contacted Doug's office after seeing him here. I told him what happened. He asked me if I wanted the citations dismissed, or if I'd be OK if there was a small fine and no DMV points. I said I wanted to fight mine, but just wanted no points for my employees. He had me email him the citations, and sent me contracts back. we signed them, and paid a small fee. They kept me updated 100% the whole way, and last week all three cases were dismissed. No fine, and most importantly no points on any of our records. I'm going to avoid stopping in Stockton in the future, but I'd happily hire Doug again.
James Shields, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer without reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.
Dorinda Myers, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
When you, or a loved one, is in need of a criminal defense attorney, it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable and competent attorney. Mr. Goss is recognized in the legal community as being all three.
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