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The Law Offices of Patrice L. Goldman, A Professional Corporation, has offices in both San Rafael, California and San Francisco, California, and represents clients in Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Sacramento County, Napa County, Sonoma County and Solano County.

Principal attorney, Pat Goldman, has practiced law since 1989. From 1992 through 2010, Ms. Goldman focused solely on representing employees in employment law matters with the highly-regarded San Francisco law firm, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP. During the last half of 2010, Ms. Goldman was fortunate to study mediation under the tutelage of Mark Rudy, one of the preeminent employment law mediators in the State of California.

In January of 2011, Ms. Goldman opened her own law practice in which she continues to represent employees in employment law matters, including but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, overtime, failure to pay commission, severance disputes, and breach of contract claims. Additionally, Ms. Goldman now offers her services as a mediator of employment law disputes.


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""Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." "

–Thomas Edison

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