Anne Goyette
330 Primrose, Suite 614
Burlingame, CA 94010
650.375.5963 Direct

Anne M. Lawlor Goyette

Anne M. Lawlor Goyette has resolved hundreds of civil disputes as a full time Special Master and Mediator since 1998. Through prepared and productive negotiations, Ms. Goyette has facilitated settlements ranging from cost waivers to $35 million, primarily in multiparty complex cases involving construction, real estate, insurance and related issues.

Ms. Goyette is an ADR panelist for numerous appellate, state and federal courts, serves as Special Master and Referee for more than two dozen California Superior Courts and acts as Special Master in national and statewide class actions. She enjoys the highest Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™ Martindale Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers® distinction in Alternative Dispute Resolution and membership in National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and The San Francisco Mediation Society.

Recent Resolutions

Eight consolidated cases involving $ 12 million in alleged damages and personal injuries arising out of renovation work and a fire at a historic hotel.

Breach of contract and recovery on mechanic’s lien release bond action brought by contractor and subcontractors following construction of senior living center.

More than $ 50 million in damages alleged against three dozen parties for defects and economic loss at seven apartment buildings spread over four colleges at a large public university with repairs performed during litigation.

Consolidated action for +$ 3 million in damages against construction manager, bankrupt contractor, subcontractors for defects, delay damages at beach vacation resort.

Consolidated ten case action involving million of dollars in claims for delay damages, retention payments, other damages relating to construction of public high school.

More than $ 11 million in alleged damages against designer, product manufacturer, construction trades for defects at 270 unit high rise building.

Appeals by buyers, sellers, real estate professionals concerning sale of shopping mall.

Homeowner action for HOA alleged failure to repair leak that caused mold, property damages.

Millions in defect claims concerning the construction of condominiums, commercial space.

Defect, indemnity claims relating to construction of dozens of single family homes.

Commercial lease, residential sale and securities-related arbitrations.

J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law, 1988
American Jurisprudence Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
Law Review Comments Editor (Highest Score), Dean's List
A.B.A. Client Counseling Competition, Regional Finalist
Emery Law Scholarship

U.C. Davis, B.A., Political Science Public Service, Chancellor's Outstanding Senior Award, Warner Communications Scholarship
Additional Training
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, Mediation (40 hrs 2007)
United States District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Training (20 hrs 2002)
United States District Court ADA Access Mediation Training (2019)
California Court of Appeal Advanced Mediation Programs (40 hours 2009-2018)
California Court of Appeal Mediation Training Program (30 hrs 2008)
Bar Association of San Francisco Comprehensive Mediation Training (40 hrs 2000)
Elder Mediation Training (15 hours 2009)
ABA Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration (25 hours 2011)
FINRA Arbitration Training (16 hours 2011)
Professional Experience
Griffiths • Goyette Serve as Mediator, Special Master, Discovery Referee, Dispute Resolution Facilitator and Arbitrator throughout California (1998-present)

Court ADR Program Panelist U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; Court of Appeal (1st, 3rd, 6th); Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma County Superior Courts

Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, San Francisco Litigation (1988-1998)
State Bar of California (1988)
All California State, District Courts; U.S Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Construction)
California Dispute Resolution Council
California Licensed Real Estate Broker
California State Bar Association
FINRA Arbitration Panelist
San Francisco Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
San Mateo County Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Advanced Mediation Practice Group
Active Settlement Construction, The Mediation Society (2012)
Building Settlements, Plaintiff Magazine (2016)
Complex Neighbors: Santa Cruz & Santa Clara, Daily Journal (2016)
Courts Up Close: Alameda County, Daily Journal (2016)
Effective Settlement Strategies, The Docket, Vol. 49, No. 1 (2013)
Liability On The Contract, Co-Author, Claims Against Design Professionals (1995)
Preparation is The Key, West Coast Casualty’s CD Seminar Program (2009)
The Role of Special Masters in Resolving Complex Cases, Plaintiff Magazine (2019)
Settlement Construction, San Francisco/ Los Angeles Daily Journal (2009)
Settlement of CD Cases, ADC Defense Comment Vol. 26, No. 1 (2011)
Using Special Masters in Alameda, The Recorder (2011)
Using Special Masters in Contra Costa, The Recorder (2011)
Using Special Masters in San Francisco, The Recorder (2011)
Using Special Masters in San Mateo, The Recorder (2011)
Using Special Masters in Santa Clara, The Recorder (2012)
Briefed Markborough v. Superior Court (1991) 227 Cal.App.3d 705
Select Speaking & Coaching Engagements
ABA (2017) Constructing Cost Effective, Productive Expert Solutions; (2018) Special Masters: Resolving Complex, Costly Litigation
Bar Association of San Francisco (2008) Meeting of the Masters
CLM (2017) Emerging Subcontractor Battles: On the Frontlines with Crawford and Additional Insured Claims?
FEWA Conference (2016) Ethical Issues For Experts and Counsel
San Francisco AIA & SEAONC (2009) Resolving Design Claims
San Mateo County Bar Association (2007-2015) ADR Ethics (Arbitration); ADR Ethics (Mediation); Ethical Issues in Class Actions; Settlement Negotiation Ethics; Ethical Issues, Fee Agreements
Santa Clara Law School Coach (2019) Representation in Mediation
Stanford University Continuing Studies Instructor (2014) Public Speaking
Stanford Law School Instructor (2009) Trial Advocacy Workshop
West Coast Casualty Seminar (2018) Everyone’s A Small Player