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When you Can't Afford To Lose YOU CAN TRUST JACQUELINE GOODMAN
  • 10.0 SUPERB AVVO RATING
    OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH 10.0 SUPERB RATING ON AVVO
  • CLIENT'S CHOICE ATTORNEY
    2012 AVVO CLIENTS' CHOICE ATTORNEY FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE
  • U.S. SUPREME COURT
    ADMITTED TO ARGUE CASES IN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, SOMETHING VERY FEW LAWYERS CAN CLAIM
  • CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES
    ONLY REPRESENTS CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES
  • NACDL
    LIFE MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS (NACDL)

ATTORNEY
JACQUELINE GOODMAN

Nationally renowned criminal defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman isn't afraid to take a stand and doesn't intimidate easily. Goodman’s legal successes have earned her numerous accolades, including the inclusion of her name on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice’s Skip Glenn Award for her willingness to stand in harm’s way for society’s most reviled.

Goodman, a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and leading California criminal defense lawyer, is known for taking on the toughest and most notorious cases. A deft advocate for the criminally accused, she ensures her clients have the highest quality defense possible.

"Criminal defense lawyers are witnesses to the human cost of injustice. We are on the frontline in the fight to protect freedom, and for us, it's not just a vague concept. For the criminal defense lawyer, we are in a fight to protect the freedom and the very life of a person we come to know. It's an awesome responsibility," she explains.

She is licensed as a certified specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization; the United States District Court (Central District of California), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

    "She really listened and asked questions and delivered advice that was very useful."
    - Mary P.
    "She's an amazing attorney that you can count on."
    - Aliya J.
    "Ms. Goodman’s attention to detail and knowledge of laws are truly unsurpassed."
    - Ralph S.
    "I have so much respect and admiration for her - and the women in her office"
    - Caleigha C.
    "Choose her to represent you in the orange county area"
    - Elizabeth E.
    "Honest, hard working, and compassion, would describe, Jacquie."
    - Dorian C.
    "She was always easy to contact and gave me all the information that came her way."
    - Rosie C.
    "I don't know where to start. Honestly, I don't think I could possibly write anything that would come close..."
    - Sharif A.

30 YEARS OF
CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Goodman is a current member of other notable legal organizations, such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Law Section of the California Bar Association, the California Defenders Association, the National College of DUI Defense, and the Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is an established leader in the legal community, both locally and nationally. She was the Founding President and an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the North Orange County Bar Association, which consists of judges, prosecutors, clerks, bailiffs, interpreters, probation officers, and allied professionals; former chair of the CACJ Foundation for Criminal Justice, and former chair of the Seminars Committee for California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the largest and most influential group of criminal lawyers in the world, and she serves as the chair of NACDL’s Sex Crimes Defense and Forensics Seminars. She is the founding chair of NACDL’s Decarceration Committee, which seeks to abolish mass incarceration, end solitary confinement, improve conditions of confinement, and provide hope for success for those who are or have been incarcerated.

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PUT YOUR TRUST IN A PROVEN
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has more than 20 years of experience in criminal defense. As the President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the standalone vice chair of the Sex Offenses division of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, she has been at the forefront of criminal law in California and across the nation.

Initial consultations are free at The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman in Orange County because everyone deserves a chance to defend themselves.

HIGHLY RESPECTED ADVOCATE FOR THE CRIMINALLY ACCUSED

One of the best examples of this is Ms. Goodman's representation of Members of the Muslim student union, the "Irvine 11." These students were arrested and charged all for exercising their First Amendment rights in protesting against the Israeli ambassador.

For representing these students, Ms. Goodman faced international condemnation and scorn from some who held strong opinions in this highly charged political drama, but persisted despite the opposition. She repeatedly stood up to the Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in public debates. She will not be intimidated. Jacqueline stands with her clients no matter how difficult the challenge becomes. She is most proud to protect her clients in the face of adversity.

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  • national association of criminal defense lawyers
  • California Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • AVVO
  • Top Lawyer by The Global Directory of Who’s Who
  • 2012 Client’s Choice Award on Avvo for Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • Distinguished* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell
  • NOCBA

INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY 

She was a guest lecturer at law schools and universities, including UCLA Law School, UCI Law School, Chapman University College of Law, and Western State College of Law. Keynote or featured speaker for Western State University and National Lawyer’s Guild (Annual Convention 2012).

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has a reputation for standing up for civil rights, criminal rights, and fair administration of criminal law in California and across the nation. This passion drives her to uphold justice where justice is due. In your time of need, Ms. Goodman provides the highest quality of criminal defense in the Orange County area.

Clients also appreciate her sense of humor and her overwhelming sense of compassion. She has gained the respect of many whom she has helped and fought against alike and hopes to continue to do so for years to come.

Call our office today at (714) 266-3945 to learn more about how attorney Jacqueline Goodman can help you, or reach out online to schedule your free consultation.

  • State Bar Certified Specialist
  • CA Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Past President of CA Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • National Co-Chair Sex Crimes Defense

REAL PEOPLE. REAL RESULTS.

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    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

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

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    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION VIOLATION

    PC 1203.2 Committing a new crime or violating any term or condition of probation.

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    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

    Child Sex Abuse case dismissed.

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