ACTIVIST LEADER ADVOCATE WINNER TRIAL ATTORNEY GOODMAN

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer

20+ Years of noteworthy criminal defense

Criminal trial lawyer of the year
lawyer of the year
president of ca criminal lawyers
natl co-chair sex crimes defense
NATL Chair of decarceration
past president Noc bar association

reasons why clients choose 
attorney goodman

A firm that stands apart

Attorney Goodman is committed to providing her clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve because she believes in helping people get redemption and a second chance. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to criminal justice reform and is currently providing pro bono services to help reform laws that allow women who lose their babies to be criminally prosecuted for murder.

Unlike many other criminal defense attorneys, Jacqueline Goodman is not simply focused on moving cases through the criminal justice system as quickly as possible; instead, she believes in changing an often biased system in order to help good people who are facing difficult situations get the fair second chance they deserve.

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman offers free, confidential case evaluations. Call (866) 294-8952 or submit an online contact form to request yours today.
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    Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years

    Criminal cases are often complicated. There are two sides to every story, and it is important that the court sees the situation clearly. We can help defend you in your criminal case and make sure your perspective is heard.
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    Successful Trial Track Record

    When you hire an attorney, it is important to know that they have a good history of winning cases. Here at the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, we are proud of our impeccable trial track record. We give you the best chances of winning your case and achieving the most favorable outcome possible.
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    Certified Criminal Law Specialist

    When you are part of a criminal case, it is crucial to find an attorney who knows the ins and outs of criminal law. Not every attorney is capable of providing equal legal defense. We pride ourselves on being criminal law specialists, giving you a good foundation for your case.
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    NAMED ON THE WALL OF RECOGNITION AT THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER

    For your criminal case, hire an attorney who is nationally recognized. The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman is on the wall of recognition at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Our firm is one of the foremost criminal defense practices in the country, providing you with the best chances in your criminal trial.
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    RATED 10.0 SUPERB ON AVVO

    Our practice is world-class, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Our clients love us, and we have the AVVO ratings to prove it. We’re here to protect your freedom and defend our clients against wrongful conviction.
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    ADMITTED TO ARGUE CASES BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

    We will use the full extent of the law to make sure you see justice. We have successfully argued cases before the supreme court to protect our clients’ freedoms. You can be assured that we will not rest until your case is fairly resolved.

reasons why clients choose attorney goodman

01

Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years

Criminal cases are often complicated. There are two sides to every story, and it is important that the court sees the situation clearly. We can help defend you in your criminal case and make sure your perspective is heard.
02

Successful Trial Track Record

When you hire an attorney, it is important to know that they have a good history of winning cases. Here at the Law Offices of Jaqueline Goodman, we are proud of our impeccable trial track record. We give you the best chances of winning your case and achieving the most favorable outcome possible.
03

Certified Criminal Law Specialist

When you are part of a criminal case, it is crucial to find an attorney who knows the ins and outs of criminal law. Not every attorney is capable of providing equal legal defense. We pride ourselves on being criminal law specialists, giving you a good foundation for your case.
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A firm that stands apart

Attorney Goodman is committed to providing her clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve because she believes in helping people get redemption and a second chance. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to criminal justice reform and is currently providing pro bono services to help reform laws that allow women who lose their babies to be criminally prosecuted for murder.

Unlike many other criminal defense attorneys, Jacqueline Goodman is not simply focused on moving cases through the criminal justice system as quickly as possible; instead, she believes in changing an often biased system in order to help good people who are facing difficult situations get the fair second chance they deserve.

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman offers free, confidential case evaluations. Call (866) 294-8952 or submit an online contact form to request yours today.
04

Named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center

For your criminal case, hire an attorney who is nationally recognized. The Law Offices of Jaqueline Goodman is on the wall of recognition at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Our firm is one of the foremost criminal defense practices in the country, providing you with the best chances in your criminal trial.
05

Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo

Our practice is world-class, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Our clients love us, and we have the AVVO ratings to prove it. We’re here to protect your freedom and defend our clients against wrongful conviction.
06

Admitted to Argue Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

We will use the full extent of the law to make sure you see justice. We have successfully argued cases before the supreme court to protect our clients’ freedoms. You can be assured that we will not rest until your case is fairly resolved.

A firm that stands apart

Attorney Goodman is committed to providing her clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve because she believes in helping people get redemption and a second chance. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to criminal justice reform and is currently providing pro bono services to help reform laws that allow women who lose their babies to be criminally prosecuted for murder.

Unlike many other criminal defense attorneys, Jacqueline Goodman is not simply focused on moving cases through the criminal justice system as quickly as possible; instead, she believes in changing an often biased system in order to help good people who are facing difficult situations get the fair second chance they deserve.

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman offers free, confidential case evaluations. Call (866) 294-8952 or submit an online contact form to request yours today.
Schedule A Consultation Now   >
  • Jacqueline Goodman is the one you want.

    "She didn't judge me for the charges against me, she appreciated me for trying to be a better person and helped me have a chance at life again. I got the best deal that a person could get..."
    - avvo review

    I’ve never felt so free in my entire life.

    "I had some pretty serious charges and she really came through for me. I recommend her to anybody that needs legal representation. I was extremely satisfied with her services. Thank you, Ms. Goodman. You saved my life."
    - avvo review

    She is truly amazing and a very compassionate person.

    "On court dates, Ms. Goodman would call me personally and update me on the details. She is truly amazing and a very compassionate person, not to mention strong and wise."
    - avvo review
  • A huge difference in my life!

    “ huge difference in my life, and just wanted to say thank you for putting your cape on and protecting me when I needed it.”
    - avvo review

    I’ve never felt so free in my entire life.

    "I want to share with you how happy I am and how I’m not wasting my second chance at life. Being close to my family has filled my heart more than anyone can imagine, and I thank God for every single moment big and small."
    - avvo review

    I would most definitely recommend her.

    "Jacqueline kept my son from going to prison. Instead, he will now be going into a program that can help him. She was very quick to respond and gave lots of ways to get in touch with her. She was there each time we went to court and stayed the entire time answering as many questions as needed. She also seemed to be well respected by other attorneys. I would most definitely recommend her."
    - avvo review
  • If you need a lawyer, she is the one you want.

    “Her knowledge and professionalism are what helped me get through a difficult time.”
    - avvo review

    highly recommend!

    “There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”
    - avvo review

    I would most definitely recommend her.

    “She was very quick to respond and gave lots of ways to get in touch with her. There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”
    - avvo review
    • If you need a lawyer, she is the one you want.

      “Her knowledge and professionalism are what helped me get through a difficult time.”
      - avvo review
    • highly recommend!

      “There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”
      - avvo review
    • I would most definitely recommend her.

      “She was very quick to respond and gave lots of ways to get in touch with her. There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”
      - avvo review

    Your winning
    solution to 
    criminal charges in california

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    An authority in the criminal defense community

    Attorney Goodman is committed to enhancing criminal law and justice education, as well as remaining active in the legal community. Currently, she serves on the Board for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is one of three Co-Chairs in charge of sex crimes defense education, a position she has held for the past six years. Additionally, she served as the past president of the California Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently continues to create legislation in support of criminal justice reform.

    When it comes to your defense, you need an attorney who will do more than just react—you need an attorney who will interact with the law. Attorney Goodman has been featured as a legal authority on television and radio shows nationwide and remains active in shaping our legal system through her leadership in criminal justice reform, criminal defense education, and prestigious legal organizations. Her work has put her face-to-face with state legislators and the California Attorney General; she is prepared to help you with your case.
    • Case Dismissed

      Car Accident

      Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).
    • Case dismissed

      Child Endangerment / Cruelty

      Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.
    • Case dismissed

      Child Molestation

      Child molestation: Felony.
    • Probation Terminated Early

      Commercial Burglary

      Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.
    • Case Dismissed

      Contempt of Court Order

      Contempt of court order by a gang member.
    • Case Dismissed

      CSA Case

    • Case Dismissed

      Domestic Violence & Cruelty to Child

    • Case Dismissed

      Driving on a Suspended License

      Driving on a suspended license (Suspended for DUI).
    • Case Dismissed

      Drunk / Urinate in Public

    • Case Dismissed

      Misdemeanor Assault & Battery

      Settled for misdemeanor assault and battery with no sex offender registration and no sex offender counseling.

    Real people.
    Real charges. Real case results.

    Exceptional track record

    Protecting yourself in the face of criminal accusations or charges is serious and, when it comes to your defense, experience counts. Attorney Goodman has tried countless cases and achieved numerous successful outcomes for her clients. She was at the forefront of several high-profile cases, including the murder of an MLB pitcher and the widely known free speech case known as the “Irvine 11.” Browse some of Attorney Goodman’s recent case results to learn more about her exceptional track record.

    latest News & Articles

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      California Prosecutors Reject Good Conduct Rule

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