Discreet, Innovative & Determined Counsel
Two Generations, 68 years of combined experience, 300+ jury trials and more than 50 murder trials
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our firm has been serving clients throughout Los Angeles, Southern California and the United States since 1975. We handle cases involving assault, drug charges, fraud, domestic violence and other violent crimes. We are ethical, discreet, innovative and compassionate defense attorneys that consistently secure excellent results for our clients. We are attentive and understand how important this case is to you and your future.
For more than 43 years, we have taken on tough cases throughout California and the United States obtaining the best possible results for our clients. Our approach has remained constant — we provide innovative, effective and compassionate representation during a highly stressful and difficult time in your life. We understand each client has unique goals and circumstances which enables us to think beyond the immediate implications of a single case or legal issue.
What We Do
When second place is not an option. We are strategic thinkers who get results other law firms promise and fail to deliver. Since 1975, we have focused on one thing only, representing individuals and companies when their reputations are riding on the result. Our successes are a testament to our hard work and determination.
Although we live for the courtroom battles, what matters in the end is securing the best outcome for our client. Whether it be an acquittal or a creative plea bargain, the finish line is paramount. Tough cases require tough lawyers.
- Assault Crimes
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Alcohol & Beverage Control Violations
- Addiction / Substance Abuse
- Auto Burglary
- Corporate Crime / Regulatory Offenses
- Corporal Injury to Spouse
- Criminal Appeals
- Criminal Process
- Criminal Threats
- Domestic Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crime
- Drug Possession
- Drug Possession For Sale
- DUI Defense
- Federal Crimes
- Firearm Violations
- Grand Theft
- Human Trafficking
- Insurance Fraud
- Juvenile Crimes
- Medical Marijuana
- Los Angeles Prescription Drug Lawyers
- Pre-Filing Representation
- Probation Violations
- Restraining Orders
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Violent Crimes
Resisting Arrest and Assault on Police Officer Charges DismissedRead more
5 Year Custody Sentence in Major Narcotics Prosecution involving 12 kilos of Cocaine and 15,000 Fentanyl PillsRead more
12 years in State Prison in Record Setting $11 million Cocaine SeizureRead more
I was told Michael was the best — and he was. I was falsely accused by a woman with a history of legal claims and hidden from public view mental health problems. Michael and his team listened intently, formed a strategy and took action. They made me feel I was in good hands the whole way and the legal matter was resolved with the DA’s office in my favor. James
After picking a jury and during trial, Michael negotiated a resolution that included no jail, 200 hours of community service and the opportunity to earn a reduction to a misdemeanor in 3 years with the payment of restitution. My last attorneys told me it would take a miracle sent down from above to keep me out of prison. Michael was that miracle and I will always be grateful for his loyalty. Eduard
Michael's preparation and determination saved my life and quite possibly, my career in social work. As a recent graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, I had a tremendous amount at stake. Michael's understanding of addiction and mental health issues enabled him to reach a creative and unexpected resolution of my case. Jason Y.
Michael A. Goldstein will give you an unprecedented level of attention, care, and legal savvy. Facing criminal charges is terrifying and Michael is the rare attorney that understands the personal toll the process can take. He’ll win your case, or even better, get it dismissed, all the while making you feel like part of the family. Michael is the man you want in your corner for both legal and moral support. Michael L.
Michael did an amazing job getting a situation resolved for me. His established relationships with those on the other side were strong enough to resolve my situation. John W.
Michael Goldstein is an excellent attorney. He is a smart, professional and dedicated. He always had our best interest in line and not just after a quick dollar. Highly recommend! Forest Z.
Best lawyers in the valley and the USA for that matter . Mike has always been completely honest with my cases , the outcome etc ,if your ever in need of criminal defense this is the law group to call 100% Sean A.
Attorney Goldstein is very professional! I had a bad situation occur and he helped put me at ease and got my matter handled with no fuss. Would definitely recommend!!! Not B.