Professional Details

Harvey L. Goldhammer
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Goldhammer Mediation Services

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1724 North Pacific Avenue
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 243-8142

Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mediation and arbitration services for personal injury, uninsured motorist, insurance, and property damage litigation and claims. Also experienced with medical and dental malpractice, accountant's malpractice, and commercial litigation and claims. Pre-litigation mediations are encouraged.

Professional Background

Licensed California attorney for over 30 years specializing in civil litigation and appeals. Litigation experience includes general liability and complex products liability actions, wrongful death cases, public entity liability cases, insurance bad faith actions, insurance declaratory relief actions, and malpractice actions involving accountants, attorneys, and dentists.


Full-time mediator and arbitrator since January, 2011. Part-time mediator and arbitrator in conjunction with my litigation practice since 1990. Over 250 mediations handled. Over 100 arbitrations handled.


B.A. - Claremont McKenna College - 1973 (Economics & Drama) J.D. - Loyola University School of Law - 1977


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2002    Los Angeles County Bar Association    Basic Mediation Training -- 30 Hours
2007    Randy Lowry    Advanced Mediation - 18 Hours
2008    Bruce Edwards    Mediating the Complex Case - 18 Hours
2010    Eric Galton & Tracy Allen    Mediating in the Red Zone - 18 Hours
2011    Don Philbin & Doug Noll    Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions - 18 Hrs.
2013    Eric Galton & Tracy Allen    Mediator Boot Camp - 18 Hours


My mediation style is best described as flexible, creative, and tenacious. I get involved with the details and facts of the case, ask poignant questions, and make creative suggestions. I strive to assist each side to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of their case, and the risks of proceeding to trial, with the goal of having each side arrive at a realistic evaluation of their, with the target of arriving at an acceptable settlement.


$350.00 per party per half day for mediations. $275.00 per hour for arbitrations.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (10 mediated)
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy (3 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (250 mediated)
  • Commercial (5 mediated)
  • Contracts (5 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural
  • Insurance (20 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (10 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice (5 mediated)
  • Partnership (5 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (200 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (3 mediated)
  • Workers Comp (5 mediated)
  • Workplace (5 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

References available upon request.