Approach to Arbitration

If you choose Dr. Goetz to arbitrate your case, you have chosen an arbitrator focused on fairness and resolving the dispute in an expeditious manner. You will find an arbitrator who is responsive to the needs of the parties and one who has the life and legal experience and training to conduct all aspects of the hearing and deliver a reasoned judgment. 


Dr. Goetz arbitrates primarily for two different panels, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, but he is available for private engagements in either of those two practice areas.

My Arbitration & Bench Officer Background

  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services.
    • Panel Member, 2012-present
    • Vice Chair, 2014-2021
  • Board of Arbitrators, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) 2009-present
  • Temporary judge panel, Los Angeles Superior Court (2012-2018)