Goyette, Ruano & Thompson (GRT Law) has provided world-class legal services across the state of California. Our law firm has a proven track record of success representing 5,000+ clients on both the defendant and plaintiff sides of a wide range of issues.


You never know when a legal situation is going to arise, and in some situations, it may not even be obvious that you need legal help. Not to mention, a large number of legal matters evolve or advance in scope to cover more than one type of legal discipline, which means that legal specialists need help with those aspects of cases. That’s why people who are dealing with legal matters that are more general in nature need the help of a mid-sized, full-service California law firm that can help them through whatever situations they encounter as they pursue a proper resolution.


Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is a full-service California law firm that handles several different types of legal matters. We specialize in business law in California, but some of our other services  include:

Labor & Employment Law

Retirement, Health & Disability Matters

Civil Litigation

High-profile Criminal Defense Cases

Business Law Matters

Estate Planning

Personal Injury

License Defense


Keeping your legal rights protected at your job is our job as Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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Labor and Employment Law

GRT Law offers complete solutions for those seeking to retire due to work-related injuries.

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Retirement, Health & Disability

GRT Law is proud to provide both employee and employer representation; filing lawsuits on behalf of employees, helping employers build, grow and defend their businesses.

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Civil Litigation

GRT Law’s estate planning lawyers can help you determine the best way to secure your assets, protect their families and find peace of mind.

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Estate Planning

GRT Law’s license defense lawyers have advised thousands of professionals on license or credential defense matters, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, LVNs and teachers.

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License Defense

GRT Law provides the business planning counsel and small business representation you need.

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Small Business California Law & Legal Counsel

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We also represent clients all over northern and central California, as we have offices in:






Redwood City



Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is not your average Sacramento law firm. We have earned a top-notch reputation within the legal industry, and when we get involved in a situation, those on the other side know that it’s time to get down to business.


When you contact our California law office to schedule an initial consultation, you need to come prepared to ask us hard questions and to get to the answers you need as opposed to the ones you’d like. As a long-standing Sacramento law firm with a long track record of success, we ow it to all of our clients to give it to them straight right from the start. When we take a matter on, we pursue it through the end relentlessly, so if you’re ready to fight for justice, contact us today.


Not Guilty Verdict

Goyette, Ruano & Thompson Secures Not Guilty Verdict in San Joaquin County Voluntary Manslaughter Trial. Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is proud to announce a successful outcome in the defense of peace officer, Justin Wall, who faced charges of Voluntary Manslaughter after a 2017 fatal shooting in Ripon, CA.

This serves as a remarkable victory given the intricate twists and turns throughout the duration of the trial. In addition, this case was the first time the San Joaquin...

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Three Things to Know about Your COVID19 Vaccination Mandate Options

Especially with the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, there is a lot of confusion surrounding COVID19 vaccination mandates and your options as an employer or employee...

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What Does SB 16 Mean For Me?

On September 30, 2021, Governor Newsom officially signed Senate Bill 16 into law. Given the implications that it will have, GRT wants to provide a complete legal analysis to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

SB 16 passed by a margin of 57-13 in the California State Assembly on Friday...

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Goyette & Associates, Inc. Becomes Goyette, Ruano & Thompson

Over 25 years after its inception, Goyette & Associates is now Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, as tenured attorneys Rafael Ruano and Daniel Thompson join Paul Goyette as “name partners”.

“Rafael and Dan have been at the firm for nearly 15 years...

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Paul has the ability to fight the good fight and not only see through the distractions, but help others see through the distractions. Thanks to him, I was able to move in to a better position with the police department, and even achieve a promotion. I am so much happier, thanks Paul.

Dustin Brown


Contact Goyette, Ruano & Thompson for a free consultation. We will respond right away and work with your budget.