San Francisco, California
R. Stephen Goldstein is a litigation and trial attorney, with particular expertise in settlement negotiations, arbitration and mediation techniques, tort, contract, real property and business law, and sexual harassment. He assists clients in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose with litigation and trial claims and defense.
A native of San Francisco, Steve is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside, earning his law degree from Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, in 1978. In 1993, Steve completed mediation training at Program for Instruction of Lawyers at Harvard Law School.
He has served as lead counsel in all manner of business, contract, real estate and employment discrimination arbitrations and trials. Steve was a co-founder, first president and is a member of the Board of the Mediation Society and serves on the mediation panel for the U.S. District Court (Northern District).
Steve is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University Law School, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration).