Our Approach

For more than 44 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. Each client has unique goals and circumstances which compels us to think beyond the immediate implications of a single case or legal issue.

What We Do Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Practice Areas

When second place is not an option. We are strategic thinkers in a result driven profession. 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. We are resilient and efficient and our clients are loyal to that attribute.

Although we relish 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 agreement, the finish line is paramount. Tough cases require tough lawyers. With more than 300 jury trials and 80 murder cases handled to verdict, we are prepared for anything.

I implore you to consider Michael as your north star as you navigate your journey. He is shrewd, responsible, personable, gifted and full of heart. Michael rapidly took on my problem on top of his current caseload and familial demands. Without his guidance, reassurance and compassion I would be completely lost amidst this legal storm. Erich E.
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.