Hon. Hank M. Goldberg (Ret.)

Mediator | Arbitrator | Judge Pro Tem | Discovery Referee | Parent Plan Coordinator

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“There are two kinds of mediators: facilitators and evaluators. I am both. I feel it’s important for people to hear realistic expectations and I’m here to provide them.”

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Contracts
  • Family Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • B.A., UCLA


Judge Goldberg has earned a statewide reputation for his expertise in family law and overseeing general litigation matters. Appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court judge in 2003, he spent six years in criminal court and 10 years in family court. He managed all types of family law disputes and he also has extensive experience handling high-profile and celebrity cases.

Judge Goldberg’s experience in family law also crosses over into business, finance, psychology, property and child development.

He lectures regularly on a range of family law topics including child custody, minor’s counsel, domestic violence, attorney’s fees, child and spousal support, premarital agreements, family law evidence issues, case preparation, settlement and trial advocacy. He has also written a book on family law titled ​​​​​​Keys to the Kingdom: California Family Law Findings, Orders, and Practice Pointers.

Throughout his successful career, Judge Goldberg has received a number of awards such as Judge of the Year, Outstanding Community Service and Distinguished Jurist.


  • Judge, The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (2003–2018)
  • Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (1985–2003)
  • Litigator, Pettit & Martin (1988–1989)

Professional Achievements and Memberships

  • Judge of the Year, Southern California Family Law Inn of Court (2017)
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, Levitt & Quinn (2017)
  • Distinguished Jurist Award, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter (2016)