Anne M. Lawlor Goyette

Ms. Goyette enjoys working with individuals and groups to understand available resources, articulate goals and build consensus. She gathers, analyzes and organizes necessary information from attorneys, courts, experts, insurers and principals to maximize opportunities and jumpstart negotiations. She utilizes the talent and experience of the team to design and implement effective and cost efficient resolution systems. Ms. Goyette supports fair and aggressive efforts that allow participants to try new concepts and develop fresh approaches. She keeps the parties engaged through straightforward action plans, regular updates and strategic settlement talks.


1998 - Present Griffiths Goyette
Serve as Mediator, Special Master, Discovery Referee, Dispute Resolution Facilitator or Arbitrator in hundreds of complex cases and other civil disputes involving construction, commercial, insurance, personal injury, professional liability, real estate and other claims
Court ADR Program Panelist
U.S.D.C. (Northern District); Court of Appeal (1st, 3rd and 6th Districts); Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco (ADR and MSC Panels), San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma County Superior Courts
1988 - 1998 Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, San Francisco
Represented clients in construction, real estate, commercial, insurance, employment and other matters


Professional Instruction

FINRA Arbitration Training (16 hours 2011)
ABA Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration (25 hours 2011)
Court of Appeal Advanced Mediation Seminar Series (15 hours 2011)
Court of Appeal Advanced Communication for Mediators (20 hours 2009)
Elder Mediation Training (15 hours 2009)
Court of Appeal Mediation Training Program (30 hrs 2008)
Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop (40 hrs 2007)
U.S.D.C. Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Training (20 hrs 2002)
B.A.S.F. Comprehensive Mediation Training (40 hrs 2000)

J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law, 1988

Dean's List; Law Review Comments Editor (Highest Score)
American Jurisprudence Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
A.B.A. Client Counseling Competition, Regional Finalist
Emery Law Scholarship

B.A., Political Science, Public Service, University of California, Davis, 1985

Chancellor's Outstanding Senior Award
Warner Communications Scholarship


  • Admission to all California State, District Courts; U.S Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • U.S.D.C. Advanced Mediation Practice Group
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated (
  • Northern California Super Lawyers (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • American Bar Association–Forum on Construction, Women In Dispute Resolution
  • California, San Francisco and San Mateo Bar Associations
  • The Mediation Society
  • California Dispute Resolution Council
  • FINRA Arbitration Panelist
  • Committee Chair, MCLE, San Mateo County Bar Association (2007 – 2015)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker


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