Andy J. Goetz graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983. In 1986, he received his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and began his legal career with the law firm of Shield & Smith, wherein his practice areas were primarily in the fields of premises liability, automobile accident litigation, toxic tort and asbestos litigation
By 1988, Mr. Goetz’s practice centered around toxic tort, chemical exposure and asbestos litigation. Mr. Goetz currently acts as regional counsel and national counsel for a number of chemical companies, asbestos manufacturers, industrial contractors and premises owners.
Mr. Goetz has been a member of the law firm of PGBR LLP since its inception on March 1, 1990. He became a partner on March 1, 1992. He is a member of the American, California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, as well as the Southern California Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.