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MEDIATOR PROFILE

THOMAS B. GOODE, ESQ.

STATEMENT
All mediation is essentially facilitative in nature, but when welcomed by the parties, I enthusiastically provide analytical input based on a lifetime of real estate experience. I can effectively calm the high conflict personalities inevitably involved in each mediation. I bring unique value not only in tirelessly seeking resolution with creative facilitation, but by notch arging to review briefs and documents in advance as well as not charging for time post mediation “out of session” to continue with the relentless pursuit of a mutual agreement. All this is to avoid the potentially overwhelming costs and frustration of starting or continuing litigation, a world unsuited for most people I have encountered.

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts
  • PsychologyLaw: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Thomas Goode is a founding partner of Goode, Hemme & Peterson, whose 31 year practice has focused on all aspects of Real Estate Litigation. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Goode was involved in real estate development, mortgage banking, and commercial brokerage. His “real world” experience adds invaluable insights to the mediation experience. Having led clients of all types including consumers, business owners, and brokers through more than 300 mediations, Mr. Goode brings unique perspective to his mediation practice. Mr. Goode also served with distinction as an active duty U.S.Army Intelligence Officer.

AFFILIATIONS

  • California State Bar [120560]
  • State Bar Real Property Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Admitted to practice before all courts in California
  • Judge for San Diego Teen Court

FEES
$325 Hourly / $1,250 Half Day up to 5 hours / $1,800 full day up to 8 hours

SERVICE AREAS
San Diego County, and anywhere in Southern California for a flat $200 travel fee.

OFFICE LOCATION
San Diego