Patrick J. Goethals




Patrick Goethals joined Carroll, Kelly, Trotter & Franzen as an associate in 2015 and became a partner of the firm in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, he handled product liability cases focusing on pharmaceutical and medical device litigations in addition to personal injury cases. His practice now focuses on representing healthcare providers and facilities in medical malpractice litigations.

Patrick was born and raised in southern California where he attended Mater Dei High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego where he graduated Cum Laude and with Dean’s List First Honors. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where he graduated Cum Laude, as member of the Order of the Coif, and in the top ten percent of all graduates.

Patrick is an avid runner and has completed the San Diego marathon running the entire 26.2 miles. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in May of 2013.

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