Lindsay A. Goulding


Lindsay enjoys the puzzle of each case that she works on - gathering all the pieces, figuring out how they fit together, and then determining the best approach for dealing with the picture they create.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in History, Lindsay attended McGeorge School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif (top 10%) in 2003. She joined Porter Scott shortly thereafter and became a shareholder of the firm in 2011. Lindsay’s practice covers a wide variety of areas, including premises liability, personal injury, products liability, pharmacy malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, employment, consumer rights, and catastrophic injuries. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, be they individuals, small businesses, large corporations, or public entities. Her practice extends as far south as Tulare County and as far north as Humboldt County and everything in between. Her litigation skills have earned her an AV peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence.


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2003)

Graduated with Distinction

  • Order of the Coif
  • McGeorge Fellow Award
  • Trainor Robertson Real Property Award
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • Charles D. Driscoll Labor Law Award
  • Trial Advocacy Honors

California State University of Sacramento (B.A., 2000)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Practice Areas Admitted to Practice
  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional Memberships & Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Claims & Litigation Management (CLM), member
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2011-2018)
  • Northern California Super Lawyer (2019-2021)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program Committee Member

Presentations & Seminars

  • Privacy Safeguards and Compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (2014)
  • California Fair Claims Settlement Practices (2014)
  • One Day Jury Trials (2011)
  • Civil Practice Clinic, McGeorge School of Law (2008)

Representative Trials

  • Lang v. Geweke [Admitted Liability Motor Vehicle Accident]
  • Nguyen v. Magana [Disputed Liability Motor Vehicle Accident]
  • Avery v. MV Transportation [Products Liability/Common Carrier/Catastrophic Injury]
  • Renkvist v. Singh [alleged carbon monoxide poisoning]

Representative Appeals

  • Greenup v. Greenwood [2008 Cal.App. LEXIS 6456]
  • Jamison v. Arm World Promotions [2010 Cal.App. LEXIS 6750]
  • Kreizenbeck v. Fleetwood [2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2773]