The Honorable Hank Goldberg

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department retired


The Hon. Hank Goldberg (Ret.) was a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2002 and retired in July of 2018. The Hon. Michelle S. Short filled his vacancy.

Goldberg received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1982. He went on to earn his J.D. from the Loyola Law School in 1985.

Goldberg joined the law firm Pettit and Martin in 1988 and worked as a business litigator with the firm for one year. In 1989 he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as a deputy district attorney. At 22, he held the distinction of being the youngest prosecutor in the D.A.'s history. Goldberg spent 15 years at the D.A.'s office before being elected to the Superior Court. During his time at the D.A.'s office, Goldberg was one of the prosecutors for the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

While on the bench he served as Assistant Supervising Judge of Family Law.

Goldberg speaks fluent Spanish and has been an active lecturer on family law matters. He has also authored several books.

He is the recipient of several awards which include Judge of the Year, awarded by the American Inns of Court, Southern California Chapter Family Law in 2017, Outstanding Community Service Award from Levitt and Quinn in 2017, and the Distinguished Jurist Award from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter in 2016.

Goldberg is now a neutral with Signature Resolution, a dispute resolution company based in Los Angeles.

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