Hank Goldberg

Judge Goldberg (Ret.) graduated from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 1985. He worked for one year at the law firm of Pettit & Martin in Los Angeles practicing business litigation. Judge Goldberg was a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County for sixteen years. During that time he tried numerous jury trials from misdemeanors to special circumstance murders. He was involved in some of the highest profile prosecutions that took place during his tenure as a Deputy District Attorney including the Simpson case. He was a Superior court Judge for almost 16 years: about six years in criminal court and ten years in family court.  He was last assigned to, a long cause trial court which also handled restraining orders in the West District. He was previously assigned to the trial readiness/settlement court in the Central District.  He was the Assistant Supervising Judge of Family Law. He has lectured widely on a broad 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. Judge Goldberg regularly posts updates regarding family law legal developments on his website, In 2016, Judge Goldberg received the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter Distinguished Jurist Award. In 2017, he received the American Inns of Court Southern California Chapter Family Law Judge of the Year award, and the Levitt and Quinn Outstanding Community Service Award.  Judge Goldberg (Ret.) currently works with Benchmark Resolutions in Los Angeles as a neutral with a focus on family law matters.