Advantage Law Group

Advantage Law Group

Advantage Law Group was founded in 1999. Since then, our San Diego based law firm has helped thousands of employees throughout California stand up to their employers and protect their rights as workers.

Firm Overview

Advantage Law Group is one of California’s premier employment law firms representing employees from all over California in wage and hour matters, wrongful termination disputes, and discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower cases. In addition, our firm’s attorneys have decades of experience litigating on behalf of individuals against employers that disregard California’s employment laws.

At Advantage Law Group, we measure our success based on the results we achieve for our clients. Rather every move we make is designed to benefit you. Whether pursuing compensation for a wrongful termination, discrimination or wage and hour dispute in court or at the bargaining table, we will fight for you.

Moreover, we are a boutique firm. When you work with us, you work directly with one or more of our partner attorneys. Your case will never be passed off to a paralegal or a junior associate. Instead, your case will be handled by an experienced attorney who has litigated your issue before and knows how to successfully pursue your case.

Main Office

Main Office
5820 Oberlin Drive, Suite 110
San Diego CA 92121

Phone

(858) 622-9002

Fees

Office Information

Other Offices

Advantage Law Group (Orange County Office)
7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800
Irvine

Advantage Law Group (San Francisco Office)
One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco

Employment

Advantage Law Group was founded in 1999. Since then, our San Diego based law firm has helped thousands of employees throughout California stand up to their employers and protect their rights as workers.

At Advantage Law Group, we have experience sitting on both sides of the table. Our attorneys have past experience representing employers in addition to employees. Furthermore, this provides us with a unique perspective. Therefore, we know the arguments your employer will make and know how to develop strong strategies that maximize your claim. Whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, we will work hard for you.

John Goffar

Advantage Law Group

Mr. Goffar has specialized in representing California employees for more than 23 years. His practice consists of prosecuting claims on behalf of private and public sector employees, providing pre-termination advice and counsel to employees in crisis regarding a wide variety of employment related issues and litigating employment cases to jury verdict. Mr. Goffar also extensively utilizes mediation as a tool to resolve cases without the often unnecessary expense and emotional burden of going to Court.

Mr. Goffar’s litigation and mediation experience includes more than 500 employment cases including all forms of discrimination including Age, Race, Disability, National Origin, Religion, Gender, Sexual Harassment, Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations. Mr. Goffar also reviews and drafts severance agreements on behalf of employees and provides counsel to separated employees regarding the signing and negotiation of severance packages.

Mr. Goffar is an experienced trial attorney, having tried to verdict cases involving wrongful termination/fraud, sexual harassment, numerous wage and hour claims, personal injury matters and even won a case – after a three week jury trial- for Breach of Implied Contract despite the employee having signed several “at will” agreements. Mr. Goffar has appeared before the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, and successfully argued his case resulting in a published decision: Stillwell v. The Salvation Army (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 360.

Mr. Goffar also represents numerous employers in California in the defense of all facets of employment related matters. He applies his practical experience to counsel California employers in preventative maintenance regarding their employment policies and handbooks, provides pre-termination advice on employee related disputes, and when necessary provides litigation defense through trial.

While Mr. Goffar almost exclusively represents employees, he believes that it is an extreme benefit to his clients that he represents both employees and employers because it gives him particular insight into “what the other side is thinking.” This mindset and experience has been a hallmark of his success.

Mr. Goffar is licensed to practice before all State, Federal and Appellate Courts in the State of California.

License

Bar Number: 184988
California, 1996

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