Attorney Profile

Francis Goldsberry has been a resident of California since 1973.  After graduating from C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Goldsberry graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 1992, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literary Theory and Creative Writing.  He then attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, graduating in 1995.  

After graduating from Hastings, Mr. Goldsberry spent the first three years of his career primarily working in the insurance defense sector of the legal industry, representing policy holders who had been sued over a variety of tort matters, including automobile accidents, product liability claims, negligent hiring, and premises liability.  During this phase of his career Mr. Goldsberry took and defended more than a hundred depositions, handled approximately 50 judicial arbitration hearings, and worked on hundreds of civil litigation matters.

In 1998, Mr. Goldsberry was one of four founding partners in the Sacramento firm of Goldsberry, Freeman & Swanson LLP.  Mr. Goldsberry continued to handle insurance defense matters, but he increasingly represented clients involved in complex civil litigation.  While his complex litigation practice consisted of a wide variety of cases that included environmental and toxic tort litigation, business litigation, insurance bad faith and coverage litigation, intellectual property, defamation, and medical malpractice, the common factor was the scope of the litigation, typically involving claims for millions of dollars and requring the production of tens to hundreds of thousands of pages of documents and dozens of depositions.  Mr. Goldsberry's practice also transitioned from focusing primarily on matters in state court to litigation in federal court.  During this time, Mr. Goldsberry handled all phases of civil litigation as the primary or lead attorney, from initial pleadings to the completion of jury trials.

In addition to experience handling a wide variety of civil litigation, Mr. Goldsberry also represented clients facing regulatory issues involving agencies such as the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California Water Quality Control Boards, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in addition to local regulatory agencies such as County Environmental Health Departments.  Mr. Goldsberry has advised clients facing responsibility for tasks such as landfill closure and the remediation of groundwater contamination.   

In September 2013, Mr. Goldsberry started a solo practice with the aim of providing clients high quality representation in a more cost effective manner than his big firm competition.


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