Welcome to: Jack Goetz Mediation & Arbitration 

Dr. Goetz’s background as an educational entrepreneur, university president and law school dean provide a practical basis for resolving all types of business to business or business to consumer contractual and educational disputes.  Dr. Goetz has been working at USC Gould School of Law since 2015, and currently teaches Mediation Theory and Practice for the LL.M. and M.D.R. programs.  Previously he held mediation teaching positions at California State University at Northridge and Dominguez Hills.


Dr. Goetz is active in the following mediation organizations and forums:

  • Board Member, Southern California Mediation Association (2015-2019), serving as its Secretary (2016), President-elect (2017), and President (2018).
  • President, MC3.
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services; Vice Chair, 2014-2021.
  • Civil Mediator Approved Panel, Ventura County Superior Court
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 2009-present.

Professional Background


I relate to clients/litigants, as my professional career has spanned 40 years in business, law and education. That career includes serving three different organizations in the capacity of entrepreneur, corporate officer and businessperson, and four different universities in the capacity of president, dean and/or faculty member. My role has often been to facilitate discussion and collaboration between various business units to reach resolution on issues. My strength is in understanding and processing relatively complex issues without losing focus on the beliefs and principles of the people involved.


Dr. Jack R. Goetz, Esq.