attorney christopher goodroe

Christopher Goodroe

Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

(800) 800-0000 Phone

San Francisco & Oakland, CA

Awards & Recognitions

super lawyers - the barnes firm
best lawyers in america award
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated - The Barnes Firm


Christopher Goodroe has built his personal injury litigation practice on the principles of attention to detail, persistence, and service over self.  He has successfully litigated cases in both Federal and State Court, and has consistently achieved exceptional results at mediation.

Mr. Goodroe is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Ranking Possible) and in 2012 and 2013 he was selected as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Since 2013 he has achieved the annual distinction of Super Lawyer, an accolade voted on by fellow attorneys and reserved for less than 5% of California Lawyers.  He was recently selected as one of the TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS in Northern California.

Mr. Goodroe’s litigation practice includes representing victims of automobile collisions, slip and falls, police brutality, as well as victims of sexual assaults.  He has over fifteen years of experience fighting insurance companies and he understands the games they play. An unfortunate truth in today’s world is that insurance companies will take advantage of those not represented by an attorney.

Chris also represents maritime and cruise ship clients with wide ranging injuries, including toxic exposures, fractures, falls, burns, and head traumas.  His knowledge of the Jones Act and general maritime law allows him to aggressively promote his client’s interests.  Based on Mr. Goodroe’s maritime knowledge and experience, he served as a panelist at the 2012 Pacific Admiralty Seminar where he addressed industry leaders regarding the recent changes in the maritime laws and how those laws affect merchant seamen.

Mr. Goodroe understands how suffering an injury can place enormous stress on both the client and the client’s family, and he makes it a priority to always be available to answer any questions or concerns a client might have about a case or potential claim.  He believes that the success of any case depends on a strong partnership between the lawyer and the client. He is personally with each client at every step in the litigation process to ensure no stone goes unturned and that the client/attorney partnership results in the maximum recovery possible.

Chris is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara (1997) and California Western School of Law (2002), and when he isn’t vigorously representing his clients’ needs, he finds time to volunteer for the Federal Pro Bono Project where he provides legal counsel.  Mr. Goodroe also serves as a Board Member for the UCSB Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association.


  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • California Western School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Alameda County Bar Foundation

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association

“The Barnes Firm did an excellent job on my car accident case. Jade was extremely helpful an answering all of my questions.”

Ghyar A.

“The Barnes Firm was very friendly, always quick to respond to our calls and emails. When we had any questions or concerns, they were there to walk us through everything. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for an attorney that will honestly fight for you and has your best interest in mind.”

Nichole W.

“They handled everything with my accident and got me the maximum amount of money back, more than I thought I would get! Thanks!!”

Philip F.