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Paul is an entrepreneur, trial lawyer, business builder and visionary. Paul is the founder and managing partner of the law firm of Goyette & Associates, Inc. Paul is also the founder and managing partner of RN Guardian Inc., which is a prepaid legal plan representing California Registered Nurses.

Paul is one of the preeminent trial lawyers in California and is currently enjoying a lengthy winning streak dating from 1995. Paul serves as lead trial counsel, both criminal and civil matters in both State and Federal court.

Paul began his legal career in 1988 representing public safety employees while working for the law firm of Silver, Hadden & Silver in Los Angeles. Paul worked closely with his mentor and close friend, Stephen H. Silver and Susan Silver. In 1991 Paul relocated to Northern California and founded Goyette & Associates Inc. (G&A). G&A has grown and now has offices in Sacramento, Modesto, Redding and Newport Beach. G&A represents over 125 institutional clients throughout California including public sector employee organizations as well as small and medium sized businesses. G&A has thriving departments in class action and complex litigation, business litigation, criminal defense litigation, estate planning, plaintiff’s personal injury, writs and appeals, and labor and employment matters.

Paul is an expert trial lawyer. G&A has assembled a unique team of lawyers and other specialists to give its clients the greatest opportunity for success. G&A employs a relentless and creative approach to obtaining favorable trial results for its clients. When it is extremely important to win trials, clients turn to G&A.

Paul is the founder and managing partner of RN Guardian Inc., which provides consulting and legal representation to California Registered Nurses. RN Guardian is a pre-paid legal plan that provides affordable and proactive representation to try and keep California RNs employed, working and productive. The day to day operations of RN Guardian are overseen by G&A Marketing Director, Jennifer Coalson-Perez.

Paul’s best asset is the ability to assemble a unique team of professionals who are allowed and encouraged to work in their area of expertise to provide the highest quality service to G&A clients through aggressive and uncompromising representation. One of the cornerstone principles that G&A was founded upon is the simple concept of returning a phone call. It is amazing how many lawyers simply do not return phone calls in a timely manner. It’s generally because most lawyers serve as an example of the worst business people operating in any industry. The clients are the customers and deserve immediate attention.



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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
    24 years, 300 cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
    24 years, 40 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    24 years, 100 cases

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  • Mark Randall Swartz

    As Goyette & Associates of counsel personal injury attorney, I have the privilege of working with Paul frequently. He and his firm are dedicated to their clients and I endorse both Paul and his Firm, Goyette & Associates.


    Mark Swartz Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, Humboldt State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A