Attorney, Paula J. Goforth was born in San Francisco, California.  She moved to San Diego in 1996.    She has more than twenty years experience in family law, as a legal secretary, paralegal and now a family law attorney.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Western Sierra School of Law in 2000.  She was Certified as a Legal Specialist in the area of Family Law in 2012 by the California State Board of Legal Specialization.   She was certified to practice in the Juvenile Dependency Court between 2004 and 2010.

Paula brings to the table a wealth of experience both professional and personal that helps her clients to navigate the emotional and complex issues they face in their family law matters.   Paula explains the legal issues and procedural hurdles in a way that makes her clients understand and feel comfortable making the decisions that are necessary in this area of the law.   Her goal is to settle her client’s case amicably and in the best interest of her client.   If litigation is necessary, Paula can get the job done.

Paula at Water Garden Office desk


Western Sierra Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2000


California State Bar, 2002
U. S. District Court, 2005
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, 2012

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Northern San Diego County Bar Association
North San Diego County Family Law Specialist

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