David Goguen

J.D. · University of San Francisco School of Law

David Goguen is a Legal Editor at Nolo, focusing on claimants' rights in personal injury cases. He is a member of the State Bar of California with almost two decades of experience in litigation and legal publishing. His work has been featured and quoted in a number of publications, including Medscape and Fodor’s.

Education. David is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he made his first foray into publishing as a member of the USF Maritime Law Journal board of editors. 

Legal career. After a few years as a practicing attorney, handling everything from car accident claims to groundwater pollution cases, David began his career as a Legal Editor. Over the years at Nolo, David’s area of expertise has expanded to encompass all kinds of injury-related cases, from fender benders and medical malpractice to the latest mass tort cases making headlines—including Roundup-cancer lawsuits.

Personal injury law. Few areas of the law are more fraught with stress than personal injury. Accidents are by definition unexpected, and they can give rise to all kinds of uncertainty. In the days and weeks following an injury, more and more people go online with questions about their options and the right path forward, and David is proud to be part of a Nolo team that provides some of the best answers out there.


Articles By David Goguen

Making an Injury Claim Under the Texas Tort Claims Act
If your case involves the potential liability of a Texas government agency or employee, your injury claim will need to follow a unique set of rules.
New York Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Learn about New York personal injury law, including how long you have to file suit, where your case will be filed, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Ohio Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Need to know how long you've got to file an Ohio personal injury lawsuit? Or where you should file your case? We've got answers to these and other Ohio personal injury law questions.
Missouri Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Learn about Missouri personal injury law, including how long you have to file suit, where your case will be filed, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Making an Injury Claim Under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act
If you think your injury was caused by the negligence of the government (at the state or local level), you need to understand how the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act works.
Virginia's Damage Cap in Medical Malpractice Cases
Like dozens of other states, Virginia has a statute that places a limit or “cap” on the amount of compensation a plaintiff can receive in a medical malpractice case.
Louisiana Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Got questions about your Louisiana personal injury case? We'll explain how long you have to file a lawsuit, where you should file, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
What Is the Property Damage Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts?
Comply with the Massachusetts statute of limitations or you could lose your right to compensation for damaged or destroyed property.
Massachusetts Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Learn about Massachusetts personal injury law, including how long you have to file suit, where your case will be filed, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Making an Injury Claim Against the Government in Florida
What if your injuries were caused by the action of a government entity or employee in Florida?