Law Firm Members at Doug Goss Law

About Our Firm:

The Law Office of Douglas A. Goss primarily serves clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, including everything from major felonies to minor traffic infractions, and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, including everything from motor vehicle accidents to catastrophic injury. Whether our clients are up against the District Attorney and law enforcement in a criminal matter, or are being intimidated by the insurance company after being injured, we take pride in fighting for the little guy.

Our office has over 40 combined years experience working to resolve cases for our clients. Our primary geographic practice area is San Joaquin County, but we also represent clients in surrounding counties such as Stanislaus, Sacramento, Amador, Calaveras, Solano, Contra Costa, Merced, Alameda, and occasionally others.

Douglas A. Goss

Blair Goss

Marisa Garcia

Our Philosophy

We have three simple words, as seen in our logo’s tagline, that demonstrate our firm’s philosophy: Experience. Local. Results.


Doug has been an attorney for nearly 30 years. He also has 15 years experience in law enforcement to draw on. In that time he has successfully resolved thousand of cases. Additionally, our staff has spent years assisting Doug to help him work for his clients. When people come to our firm for help, we’ve usually helped other clients in similar ways, and that wealth of experience means we can quickly be effective for them as well. Simply put, our clients can have peace of mind that we know what we’re doing.


Our firm, including Doug and our staff, have local know-how and relationships. We are able to leverage that knowledge and those relationships in favor of our clients. We also have a local touch, which means we work closely with our clients, and keep them in the loop every step of the way. We know that our job doesn’t end in the courtroom, but continues on to meetings, phone calls, and e-mails to make sure our clients are informed.


We have a fantastic track record of getting results for our clients. Whether working to assist our clients who have been charged with a crime and need excellent legal defense, or helping our clients who have been injured get the compensation they deserve- we work hard to get outstanding results for each and every one of our clients. When results can’t be negotiated, Doug has a proven history of taking cases to trial and winning.

Our tagline isn’t just our philosophy, but is also an invitation. Call our office today to experience local results.

Douglas A Goss

Douglas A. Goss

Douglas A. Goss is the only attorney in our firm. When you hire our office, you hire him.


My name is Douglas Goss, but you can call me Doug. I’ve lived in San Joaquin County my entire life. Before becoming a lawyer, I spent 16 years in law enforcement, first with the Stockton Police Department, and later as a Deputy Marshall.

After my wife and I were blessed with three sons, I decided to attend law school to become an attorney. I went to school for 4 years while working full time to support my family, and passed the California State Bar exam in 1989.

My first job was defending lawsuits on behalf of insurance companies, but I quickly decided that I didn’t want to spend my life trying to prevent injured people from collecting their due.
I now practice criminal defense, and plaintiff’s personal injury, and have done so for more than 25 years. I enjoy both areas because I get to fight for the little guy and make a major impact in my clients’ lives.

When I’m not in the office, you can find me golfing, fishing, at church, or enjoying time with my wife, sons, and two granddaughters.

Email Doug directly at doug@douggosslaw.com

Blair Goss

Blair Goss

Blair Goss is the office manager and paralegal for our firm. He hopes to soon be an attorney and to continue working for the firm. Blair is one of Doug’s three sons.


My name is Blair, and I’ve worked for my father for nearly 10 years. I started as the receptionist, but now I manage the office and do the paralegal work.

I attended UC Davis after spending two years at San Joaquin Delta College. I then went to law school at night while working, just like my dad.

I’ve since graduated, and am looking forward to passing the Bar exam and becoming an attorney. I plan on remaining with our firm and trying to convince Doug to change the name to Goss & Son: Attorneys at Law.

When I’m not in the office, you can find me coaching the McNair High School Mock Trial team, or helping to teach 5th graders about the court system through the First Impressions program put on by our local judges. Other than that, my beautiful fiancé keeps me occupied with planning for our wedding.

Email Blair directly at blair@douggosslaw.com

Blair Goss
Marisa Garcia

Marisa Garcia

Marisa Garcia is our firm’s administrative assistant. She handles most client communication, and you’ll likely be talking to her when you call our office. Ella habla español.


My name is Marisa, and I've had the pleasure of working for the Law Office of Douglas A. Goss for nearly 3 years.

I had a humble upbringing with my family in Linden, a nearby farm town. I currently reside with my husband in Stockton.

My career in the legal industry, although brief, has been very promising and life-changing. I enjoy serving our clients and community at our firm. It always makes my day when I'm able to help a client solve a problem.

Although I enjoy my time at my office, my true passion is spending time with my husband. We devote our time, energy, and lives to our Christian ministry, sharing our faith with our community.

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