Testimonials

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.

Having never faced any kind of criminal charges, I was at a loss finding an attorney to help with a felony charge. I called org after org for references, I asked my estate planner, my finance lawyer… nothing. Then I saw Michael Goldstein’s site. Full of compassion and humanity plus the strength to battle and win! Meeting him was even better. He cares about the law, about winning, but more than anything, he cares about people. Michael is the kind of guy you connect with immediately. He’s like the brother I never had…. the brother with a criminal law background of course.

Michael

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.  After threatening to commit suicide, I was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm and assault with a firearm, both serious felonies that mandated state prison.  I was accused of pointing a firearm at a victim, threatening to kill him before turning the gun on myself.  We were horrified and my parents hired Michael based on his reputation and experience after first giving money to a lawyer that did nothing for me.   At the Preliminary hearing, Michael’s cross-examination positioned us to get the best result possible.  Michael declined all early offers and met with a Supervising DA who better understood the mental health and stress factors involved.   I ended up with probation, 90 days in rehab and will get a misdemeanor in 18 months.  Michael was patient, creative and he kept his word to my family.  His assistant Irma is amazing and was always accessible and willing to talk.  Words cannot express the gratitude we feel and would recommend him without hesitation.

Jason Y.

Attorney Goldstein was hired to represent my son in a case where he was profiled, stopped and detained! Being unfamiliar with California law and not knowing a reputable lawyer we gave Attorney Goldstein a try… He and his staff were the best choice we could have made! Not only did Michael, (as he insisted on me calling him) devote countless hours to investigating the details of the case, he was very knowledgeable about the law and how it pertained to my sons innocence. Without Attorney Goldstein my son would currently be in the California Department of Correction; but because of his dedication and passion to TRUTHFULLY represent his client, my sons case was dismissed! Prayerfully if you are reading this you don’t need an attorney and your just researching the character of a truly outstanding man. However, if you are in need of legal representation; you have found your guy! You will not be disappointed with his service to you! If I had to describe Attorney Goldstein with one word; it would be GENUINE! If I had to tell you how he made me feel; I would say “LIKE FAMILY!”

Carl D.

Michael is the great professional!!. He got my DV case dismissed. If you are looking for best defense lawyer, he is the one. Very friendly, humble and helpful. His office staffs are top notch. Irma took my calls even after standard office time and she was ready to help any questions i have. I highly recommend this lawyer !!

H. Shah

As a legal secretary who has been in the law world for over 20 years, Michael Goldstein is as good as it gets in terms of representation.  I found myself in a situation and was recommended to use Michael by a former client.  She raved about how great he was in the courtroom and staying on top of and following up with you about your case.  I have to say I was not at all disappointed.  He carried himself really well in front of the judge and always kept me abreast of what was going on in my case.  The outcome was better than I could have expected and he made me feel like a human being during the whole process.  Mistakes happen and God forbid I ever have another situation come up in my life, but if I do I will be reaching out to Michael for representation and I plan to recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney.

Jackie P.

Michael Goldstein did it again he save me a second time from going to jail. I highly recommend u choose him to take ur case he is a beast when it comes to defense…

Edgar T.

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 is the great professional!!. He got my DV case dismissed. If you are looking for best defense lawyer, he is the one. Very friendly, humble and helpful. His office staffs are top notch. Irma took my calls even after standard office time and she was ready to help any questions i have. I highly recommend this lawyer !!

H S.

It was a sunny day in LA when detectives came to my house and questioned me about an alleged assault. I had never in my life been part of any crime or been questioned by the police let alone detectives. Anxiety, depression and confusion set in. I interviewed many lawyers until a friend recommended Michael Goldstein, he was calm, cool and honest and talked to me as a friend, I hired him on the spot. He was available 24/7 and his assistant was always around to help me with any questions. Michael and his professional legal team worked around the clock to clear my name of any wrong doing. He was in touch with detectives and the D.A and my case was never filed, no charges, no arrest! If you want someone fighting for you when the whole world goes dark, make no mistake, Michael is your guy! Los Angeles best defense lawyer hands down.

Anonymous

Michael is a rare find. Unlike so many attorneys who only see dollar signs when talking to you or trying to get your business, Michael relates to you as a human being who may have made a mistake. He is understanding, compassionate and committed to helping his clients in anyway that he can. He`s also got a great sense of humor.(which can really help) I can`t recommend him enough!

Alex

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.

There are millions of defense lawyers in Los Angeles.

Finding one who is highly skilled, hard-working and passionate about defending you is like finding a needle in a haystack. And with the added pressure of needing to find that needle ‘RIGHT NOW’, the task can seem insurmountable.

I’ve been through the ringer on several occasions, and wish I could have had Mike on my side through all of them. He’s a world-class attorney, and a genuinely great guy.

When I met Mike, I was facing serious felony charges–one of which came with a mandatory 5-year minimum State prison sentence.

Where other lawyers told me to give up and accept the fate the courts had set out for me, Mike–who saw that I was sincere in my desire to make right on past wrongs–convinced me to fight.

I never served a day of that ‘minimum state prison sentence’. Instead, I was given probation–and an opportunity to change and grow as a person.

I am happy to report that I have made a number of positive changes in my life and have not been in any legal trouble since. With Mike’s help, I even got off probation early, and for the first time in a long time I truly feel free.

Mike did for me what other attorneys couldn’t do.

In my opinion, he’s not just the ‘right’ guy for the job. He’s the only one.

If you’re on the fence, do yourself a favor and talk to him. He’s sincere, hard-working and honest–and if you believe any of the cliches about lawyers, you’ll know that puts him far above the rest.

Dan S.

I am a graduate student who has been building up a promising career. My future was in jeopardy after an altercation that ended up in arrest and criminal charges. Michael Goldstein saved my future and years of hard work by being the most intelligent and caring lawyer I have ever met. He was supportive, logical, and calm throughout the most frightening series of events in my life. Without Michael, I would not have a chance to pursue higher education in the form of PhD, medical, or a dental degree. I have a second chance at life because of Michael, words cannot describe the gratitude I feel. I highly recommend Michael Goldstein.

G.

As parents, we had a personal crisis that required a family law expert. Michael came highly recommended from a former judge who is a close friend and understood the kind of help we needed.

Michael and I spoke and he immediately grasped the situation. From the outset he was kind, attentive, patient, demonstrated a thorough understanding of our situation and had advice on how to handle our case. He was aso available 24/7 (although we didn’t abuse the privilege too often!).

In court, he was a consummate pro. He demonstrated an understanding of the system and had a way of dealing with the court officials that got them on our side and led to a successful outcome.

I recommend him highly.

Anonymous

I am so, so lucky to have found Mr. Michael Goldstein to represent me in my case.

I was a college student back then and I was busy with school and work, so I was definitely worried about my case and how I would deal with it and what I have to do and etc etc. Mr. Goldstein alleviated my worries and gave me assurance that this stuff happens and that he would try his best to make things better. I found Mr. Goldstein just by researching and reading his reviews so I am giving in my own input, in hopes to convince YOU that Mr. Goldstein is an excellent lawyer!!!

Right away, he told me what I needed to know, what he was going to do on his part, and what I had to do (not much). Throughout the process, I felt like I was bothering him because he is so busy and all, but him and his assistance always responded and gave me clear updates. I felt confident knowing that he was doing everything he could to talk to people and give me the best possible outcome. After only a couple months, he really did give me the most reasonable outcome, and I am pleased with that. I really couldn’t have done it without him, so I am truly thankful.

Jessica J.

My husband was pulled over and given a DUI for prescription medication for making a moving violation due to a medical diagnosis called Prion Disease. Michael Goldstein and Kian Magana made every effort on our behalf to defend my husband and ultimately were able to get the entire case dismissed. We are so grateful for the prompt response, immediate assistance and guidance the team provided us and cannot thank them enough for their relentless work in ensuring dismissal. In six months, we barely had to life a finger and were provided regular and ongoing updates as needed. We never even had to appear in court. It was the most distressing experience for my husband to get this untenable violation, however, Kian and Michael did a superior job of defending my husband and making us feel we were in the most secure hands. We are so pleased with their hard work in ensuring the prosecution drop the case and provided the needed justice we felt my husband deserved.

B W.

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.

Michael is by far the best attorney I have ever met. I had two previous attorneys that were not only ineffective but failed to follow through with exhausting all options that they had originally promised in order to clear my name for charges that I was not guilty of. After spending thousands of dollars with no positive outcome and endless appearances in court, I was left with an utter loss of hope and faith not only in the legal system but in attorneys in general. Michael completely turned my experience around. He is not only an outstanding and effective attorney that was able to propose the best option to get my case dismissed but he is an amazingly caring and respectable human being. He is in the business of genuinely helping those in need to the best of his professional and personal ability. I can’t thank him enough for his help and professional compassion. I highly recommend him!

Lucky L.

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.

After receiving my second DUI with a .09 BAC, and driving on a suspended license, I was terrified of how I was going to handle my case moving forward. Then I met Michael and almost instantly felt at ease. His confidence in his ability to handle my case paired with his extensive knowledge and reputation put my mind at ease and I felt assurance that I was in great hands. He and his team kept me informed and up to date throughout the entire process, and was realistic with me from the beginning in regards to all possible outcomes, both good and bad. In the end, we walked away with a wet and reckless and he got the suspended license charges completely dropped. I was both shocked and overjoyed by this outcome as I truly did not expect him to be able to either charge dropped, let alone BOTH. I am really happy in my choice to work with Michael. He is they type of guy you would 100% work with again but you hope you never have to. If you are looking for someone you can trust to be attentive to your case and take great care of you, this is your guy!!

Kaylea M.

This guys is the real deal ! I advise anyone to get Michael and his staff.. I have one word to say!  STELLAR! !!!!!

Quinnonas B.