Attorney Profile

Goldby, Glenn S.
Senior Trial Counsel
(213) 404-1142

Glenn Goldby graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1975 and from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1978.  He is admitted to practice in the States of California and Arizona, as well as the Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He has held an individual “AV” and Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory since 1985.  He is a member of the American and Orange County Bar Associations, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Before joining Veatch Carlson, Mr. Goldby was a partner at Declues, Burkett & Thompson, LLP, and Tucker, Goldby & Freeman, LLP, handling a varied mix of public entity defense, insurance defense, and business litigation.  At the Declues firm, he tried over 25 jury trials.  The majority of his cases have involved catastrophic and serious personal injury, including brain injuries and wrongful death, and sexual abuse and molestation.

For a number of years, Mr. Goldby served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Los Angeles County Superior Court handling criminal and civil non-jury cases and as a Settlement Officer for the Orange County Superior Court.  He has also presided as an arbitrator and mediator in over 100 arbitrations and mediations since 1984, and has three published appellate opinions.

In the appellate opinion, Johnson v. Rancho Santiago Community College District (9th Cir. 2010) 623 F.3d 101, Mr. Goldby represented a Community College District in a case involving a Project Labor Agreement, pursuant to which construction work was being performed by union contractors under a $337 million bond measure approved by Orange County voters.  At risk was all of the new construction and remodeling work to be done as part of that bond measure.  Mr. Goldby prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the client was able to proceed with the construction.  He was also successful in West American Insurance Co. v. Chalk (1989) 213 Cal.App.3d 825 and Jones v. Humanscale Corporation (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 401.

Mr. Goldby has taught seminars and in-service courses on a variety of topics, including that of sexual abuse and molestation at the Annual California Charter School Conference.

Mr. Goldby has joined the firm’s trial team.  His cases include automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability, assault and battery, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, landlord-tenant, construction accidents, and construction defects.