Michael Goldstein is by far the best lawyer I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and beyond grateful he is representing my husband during this awful series of events. He was initially charged with 2 counts of premeditated attempted murder. Mr. Goldstein worked magic and allowed my husband the opportunity to obtain a plea bargain that included dismissing the more serious charges and entering a plea to one count of assault with a firearm, a non-violent offense which enabled him to serve only 50% time. Our time with Mr. Goldstein was all around a 10/10. From the beginning to the end. Every encounter with Mr. Goldstein calmed any nerves we had. He personally met with us and appeared at every single court hearing (most other lawyers send their not so inclined nor convincing representatives) and also personally visited the jail on multiple occasions to speak with and confirm the safety of my husband. If you are in need of help you must reach out to Mr. Goldstein, it will not be a waste of money or your time. My respect and gratefulness is beyond words.


He is the best lawyer! saved me from getting life! Story is on La times. I would definitely recommend Michael! He saved me from innocently getting life in prison. I was wrongly accused of assaulting, robbing and attempted murder and I did 20 days in jail. The DA and detectives weren’t doing their job and Michael got to the bottom of it. My dad was trying to hire the best attorney so he did his research looked around and a family member that had actually beat his case with him recommended him. Michael comes from a family of famous lawyers and is known to be one of the best lawyers and I could see why. I thank God he came across him. He did an amazing job as soon as my father hired him he starting doing all he could to get me out of there the soonest possible. Thank you Michael for all your hard work and thank you to your secretary she is amazing as well. My dad couldn’t go to the courts but she kept updating him often and we appreciate everything! This was a big stressful time for us but we got through it. I am only 20 years old and I’m happy I won’t be in prison for the rest of my life! Once again I would definitely recommend Michael!


I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome through such a difficult process. Michael Goldstein was the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and integrity. I was able to come to him with any questions at any time and having that communication through it all was so comforting. In any matter requiring representation, there would be no other choice than Michael Goldstein.


Michael Goldstein is the best lawyer in Los Angeles, if integrity and honesty is important to you then this is your man! Los Angeles is a better city with Michael in it. Michael has helped our family on numerous occasions and I credit him for the strong , healthy family that I am so proud of today. We could not have done this without him.


I retained Michael and his team towards the beginning of February this year. At first I was very nervous as I was facing some serious charges 25400pc (1) from a predicament I got into on December 20, 2020. From the very first consultation Michael assured me that everything would be okay. As I said I was very nervous and wasn’t sure that there was any way that “everything would be okay”, but I was extremely wrong. If you’re stuck in a bad situation with the law and think that there is no way out, look towards Michael’s firm. Not only did he saved me jail time and even time in general, he got my charges completely declined before they were even filed. He was amazing when it came to talking to the DA and kept me up to date frequently. Michael Goldstein and firm you guys are miracle workers and worth every penny of cost for representation! I would highly recommend the firm to anyone facing legal troubles, they are extraordinary!


I would recommend Michael Goldstein of the Goldstein Law Group to anyone and everyone. I found myself in need of a criminal defense attorney and luckily a family friend steered me in Michael Goldstein’s direction. Michael took control of my case, moved my court date up, and negotiated successfully to have all charges dropped. From start to finish the best experience with a legal professional that I have ever had. As long as Michael Goldstein of the Goldstein Law Group is practicing law he will be my attorney.


Gifted counsel under fire and a deeply concerned handling of my complex matter.

I was trained in Clinical Psychology and work in the field I love. I was six months ago though, accused of elder abuse of my mother. I was formally charged with a criminal act that I never committed. I faced being unable to license as a psychotherapist or to continue to work with people in any trusted, caring capacity as a result. I was indeed in very dark waters. The case was brought by a family member.

It should have been an easy case for Mr. Goldstein on the face of it, but the family member who initiated the accusations had ties to law enforcement, and had spent years weaving a tangled web to incriminate me in an attempt deprive me of an inheritance. I was blindsided by this, and quite frightened in the face of almost overwhelming, complex hearsay and misinterpretation of facts that were delivered over several years to the DA’s office by this family member, who thus created a “ record”, a tide that was running strongly against me. It became clear after Mr. Goldstein agreed to represent me and began discovery, that it was actually quite a difficult case. I had many possible character witnesses who could refute the charges, but my mother suffers from dementia, so it was anything but a straightforward defense, due to how much false evidence had been “presented” behind the scene.

My livelihood and career were at stake. Michael Goldstein cut through it all and by simplifying the matter for the DA and pointing her to the two most relevant and credible witnesses who strongly refuted the charges. He repeatedly argued persuasively that he would not be willing to settle on my behalf for any less than a full dismissal. Having persuaded her to dismiss charges, he further resolved to seek an allowance of “sealing” of the record of this matter, so that it would not ever come up in my work. He fully gained the DA’s cooperation and agreement.

I really cannot recommend him more highly. He can absolutely be trusted in both his character and competence. His tenacity in unraveling the prosecutions effort was tireless and determined.

He saved my professional life under serious threat of prosecution, and understood well that in my case it was not just about my “getting off”.


Get Me Goldstein. Michael Goldstein has been representing my family for a number of years. He is an exceptional lawyer, who never seeks to disappoint. Michael has many years of experience in the criminal defense field and has represented multiple family members of mine in both felony and misdemeanor cases. All cases ended up getting thrown out or dismissed. I would recommend Michael to anyone, including my close friends and family. You can’t go wrong with hiring Goldstein.

Alexandra L

Michael made a miracle for my son and my family! I hired Michael after I was advised that the attorney I had was mishandling my son’s case. Once I hired Michael he was incredibly professional, and he communicated with me honestly, clearly, and often.

In spite of the mishandling of my son’s case during the preliminary phase of the trial, and facing multiple life sentence charges, Michael got my son a second chance in life and safe him from serving time in jail!

He did more then he promised!!! He is the BEST!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Last November and December were two of the most stressful months of my life. The walls were closing in on my criminal case and my former (disrespectful) defense attorney threw his hands up in the midst of the chaos. Luckily, a family friend put me in touch with Michael. He immediately took stock of the situation and worked to link me up with a much more competent defense attorney in a matter of days. As you, reader, unfortunately understand; interactions with the criminal justice system can prove unimaginably stressful, scary and disorienting. 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. I hope the deep sense of gratitude and appreciation comes forth from reading this review, and I hope it encourages you to give Michael a call. He saved the day, in ways I couldn’t have imagined at the time. Thank you, Michael, for empowering me and my future.

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Erich Eisenhart

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. Unfortunately, people are taking advantage of the rightfully more-aware times we are experiencing. It is hard for police and the DA’s to understand the nature of these cases, particularly when people lie for gain. We need effective advocates like Michael to make sure justice is served.


Like a miracle sent down from above, Michael Goldstein accomplished what previous lawyers said was impossible.” I was charged with 10 felony counts in an 18 defendant insurance fraud case and the DA wanted to send me to state prison. My life was falling apart around me and my lawyers told me staying out of state prison and/or earning a misdemeanor would never happen. Michael Goldstein took over my case. Two years later, most of my co-defendants started taking deals and many agreed to testify against me. Michael remained calm and told me to trust him. 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.


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’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.


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!


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.


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.


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 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, 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.