The Honorable Geoffrey A. Goodman

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 29

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Biography

The Hon. Geoffrey A. Goodman is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2009 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Patricia Esgro (Ret.).

Judge Goodman received his B.A. from the University of Southern California. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

After graduating from law school, Goodman would begin his legal career in the public sector, joining the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1977, where he worked as a deputy district attorney. During his brief time there, Goodman was instrumental in helping to establish the D.A.'s Hardcore Gang Unit. Then, in 1981, he would become staff counsel at the Committee on Criminal Justice for the California State Assembly. While there, Goodman helped to draft legislation that sought to reform the state's drunk driving laws. After his three-year stint in state politics, Goodman became a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California in 1992. During his six-year tenure there, he would be promoted to supervising assistant U.S. Attorney of the office's Major Fraud Unit, and then ultimately would be named the chief of the USAO's White-Collar Crime Unit.

He left public service in 1998 to enter the private arena. After a brief stint as a partner at the law firm of Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant, and Hannigan, he joined Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP in 1999. He would serve as a partner at the firm for ten years. He joined Nossaman LLP as a partner a year prior to his appointment to the Superior Court in 2010. During his tenure in private practice, Goodman specialized in white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the health care industry.

While on the bench, Judge Goodman has presided over a general trial calendar as well as mental health hospital hearings.

Some of Goodman's hobbies include rowing in a non-competitive crew club and playing music in a band.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Geoffrey A. Goodman

  • NANCY KNAPPENBERGER VS. ROSALBA BECERRA CRUZ

    Jun 05, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    The following is a copy of the tentative ruling for the hearing on June 7, 2019. NOTICE:

    To request oral argument on this matter, you must call the Court at (916) 874-5684 (Department 29) by 4:00 p.m., the court day before this hearing and notification of oral argument must be made to the opposing ...

  • NANCY KNAPPENBERGER VS. ROSALBA BECERRA CRUZ

    May 21, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Motion to Strike and/or Tax Costs, filed by Plaintiff

    The following is a copy of the tentative ruling for the hearing on May 24, 2019. NOTICE:

    To request oral argument on this matter, you must call the Court at (916) 874-5684 (Department 29) by 4:00 p.m., the court day before this hearing a...

  • CHARISSE THOMAS VS. ARIEL CUMIGAD

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Sacramento County

    The motion of plaintiff and cross-defendant, Charisse Thomas ("Thomas"), to tax costs claimed by defendants and cross-complainants Ariel Cumigad and Katty Cumigad ("Cumigad"), is granted as set forth below.

    Thomas moves to strike a portion of Cumigad's claim for filing fees, and the entirety...

  • FE SMITH VS. MARIBEL PEREZ

    Oct 25, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • ANTHONY TAYLOR VS. WYNDHAM VACATION OWNERSHIP INC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This matter is ordered to Arbitration effective 04/05/2018. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon the names of 3 Arbitrators. Parties shall notify the court of the selection of Arbitrators no ...

  • JOSHUA CULLIVAN VS. DAVID BOLCE

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • VKD CONSTRUCTION INC VS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DEANDRA CAMACHO VS. SAFEWAY INC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • VANJILINE SINGH VS. JOHN FORD

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • ROBIN CHALONER VS. LARA ANWAR

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • LOUIS BRITTON VS. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • JANE DOE VS. MOHAMMED N SIDDIQUI

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • PFLUG PACKAGING & FULFILLMENT INC VS. RAPID RAMEN INC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • EMERALD PARK COMPANY INC VS. MICHAEL PICKETT

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • RUBY MACKEY-ORTIZ VS. KEVIN HAMILTON

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • UNITED RENTALS NORTH AMERICA INC VS. SG DOWNTOWN LLC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • OKNEISHA D ROBINSON VS. RICHARD E LLADO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DEBRA ARCHIE VS. DEISY MIRAZO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • MUHAMMAD LATIF VS. DIANA GEORGESCU

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DEBORAH OSBAHR VS. LJILJANA ANDRICH

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • MICHAEL MACRINA VS. RODOLFO BRISENO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • LETICIA M MADAN VS. TAVEDOS DANIELYAN

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • CHRISTY KATHERINE BLACKSHIRE VS. LAURA MARIA SERRANO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • ZENAIDA GUTIERREZ VS. UC DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Geoffrey A. Goodman

  • NANCY KNAPPENBERGER VS. ROSALBA BECERRA CRUZ

    Jun 05, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    The following is a copy of the tentative ruling for the hearing on June 7, 2019. NOTICE:

    To request oral argument on this matter, you must call the Court at (916) 874-5684 (Department 29) by 4:00 p.m., the court day before this hearing and notification of oral argument must be made to the opposing ...

  • NANCY KNAPPENBERGER VS. ROSALBA BECERRA CRUZ

    May 21, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Motion to Strike and/or Tax Costs, filed by Plaintiff

    The following is a copy of the tentative ruling for the hearing on May 24, 2019. NOTICE:

    To request oral argument on this matter, you must call the Court at (916) 874-5684 (Department 29) by 4:00 p.m., the court day before this hearing a...

  • CHARISSE THOMAS VS. ARIEL CUMIGAD

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Sacramento County

    The motion of plaintiff and cross-defendant, Charisse Thomas ("Thomas"), to tax costs claimed by defendants and cross-complainants Ariel Cumigad and Katty Cumigad ("Cumigad"), is granted as set forth below.

    Thomas moves to strike a portion of Cumigad's claim for filing fees, and the entirety...

  • FE SMITH VS. MARIBEL PEREZ

    Oct 25, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • ANTHONY TAYLOR VS. WYNDHAM VACATION OWNERSHIP INC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This matter is ordered to Arbitration effective 04/05/2018. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon the names of 3 Arbitrators. Parties shall notify the court of the selection of Arbitrators no ...

  • JOSHUA CULLIVAN VS. DAVID BOLCE

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • VKD CONSTRUCTION INC VS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DEANDRA CAMACHO VS. SAFEWAY INC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • VANJILINE SINGH VS. JOHN FORD

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • ROBIN CHALONER VS. LARA ANWAR

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • LOUIS BRITTON VS. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • JANE DOE VS. MOHAMMED N SIDDIQUI

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • PFLUG PACKAGING & FULFILLMENT INC VS. RAPID RAMEN INC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • EMERALD PARK COMPANY INC VS. MICHAEL PICKETT

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • RUBY MACKEY-ORTIZ VS. KEVIN HAMILTON

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • UNITED RENTALS NORTH AMERICA INC VS. SG DOWNTOWN LLC

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • OKNEISHA D ROBINSON VS. RICHARD E LLADO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DEBRA ARCHIE VS. DEISY MIRAZO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • MUHAMMAD LATIF VS. DIANA GEORGESCU

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DEBORAH OSBAHR VS. LJILJANA ANDRICH

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • MICHAEL MACRINA VS. RODOLFO BRISENO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • LETICIA M MADAN VS. TAVEDOS DANIELYAN

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • CHRISTY KATHERINE BLACKSHIRE VS. LAURA MARIA SERRANO

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • ZENAIDA GUTIERREZ VS. UC DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM

    Oct 12, 2017 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

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