About Harvey L. Goldhammer

Mr. Goldhammer graduated from Claremont McKenna College with honors in 1973 with a B.A. in economics and drama.  He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1977.

For over 30 years, Mr. Goldhammer's law practice involved civil litigation and all forms of appellate law.  He is one of the few attorneys who was comfortable and accomplished as both a trial attorney and an appellate attorney. 

Mr. Goldhammer has been serving as an arbitrator for the courts for almost 30 years and as a mediator for 8 years.  He regularly gets repeat business from both plaintiff and defense attorneys. 

Mr. Goldhammer's ADR style is best described as flexible, creative, and tenacious.  He is not a simple messenger of offers and demands.  He gets involved with the details and facts of the case, asking poignant questions, and making creative suggestions, to bring about an acceptable resolution to all sides.

When not at work, Mr. Goldhammer can usually be found on the soccer field, coaching and refereeing youth soccer.  As a referee, he quite often finds that dealing with an upset coach, or an unruly parent, to be more challenging than dealing with litigants in a mediation setting.

ADR Training

2002 Basic Mediation Training L.A. County Bar
2007 Advanced Mediation Training Pepperdine University
2008 Mediating the Complex Case Pepperdine University
2010 Mediating in the Red Zone Pepperdine University
2011 Preventing Bad Settlemen Decisions Pepperdine University
2013 Mediator Bootcamp Pepperdine University
2018 Real Problems for Real Mediators Pepperdine University