Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has an overwhelming passion for civil liberties
as they relate to criminal law. She firmly believes in the dignity of
every human being, and this is inextricably linked to the quality of service
she provides her clients.
Not only has Ms. Goodman
dedicated her career to the field of
criminal defense, but she has also dedicated her life to it. Being accused of a crime can
put a person in one of the darkest times of their life, and Ms. Goodman
exists to meet these people in their distress and provide the best possible
defense on their behalf.
Why work with Attorney Goodman?
10.0 Superb on Avvo
2012 Avvo Clients' Choice Attorney for Criminal Defense
- Over 20 years of experience
represents criminal defense cases
Admitted to argue cases in the United States Supreme Court, something very few attorneys can claim
Putting Her Clients Rights Ahead of Her Career
One of the best examples of this is Ms. Goodman's representation of
the Muslim Student Union, the "Irvine 11." These students were
arrested and charged all for exercising their 1st Amendment rights in protesting against the Israeli ambassador.
For representing these students,
Ms. Goodman faced international condemnation and scorn, but persisted anyway
despite the opposition. She even went so far as to challenge the Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas in a debate. She
never takes "no" for an answer when it comes to her clients and constantly strives to achieve justice
on their behalf.
Ms. Goodman also spearheaded a case involving a local Major League Baseball
player who was killed by a drunk driver. As one could imagine, the compassion
rested solely with the family of the deceased MLB player. Although Ms.
Goodman faced scorn for representing the drunk driver, she fought for
his rights anyway so that justice would prevail over revenge.