ttorney Jennifer R. Goldman developed a fierce passion and steadfast devotion to defend the accused when she was a young child. Ms. Goldman was always aware that she wanted to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney and to provide assistance to those in need. Ms. Goldman takes tremendous pride in helping individuals and their families with the highest quality service and tireless care.
Ms. Goldman graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Arizona. Following the completion of her degree, Ms. Goldman went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. While attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law, it became clear that Ms. Goldman’s talents strongly shown in trial advocacy. She was a member of both the Mock Trial team and distinguished Moot Court where she participated in numerous trial advocacy competitions. Ms. Goldman accepted an internship position at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office: Multiple Conflicts Office, Major Cases, where she assisted on several high profile murder trials.
Upon passing the California Bar Exam, Ms. Goldman worked for a high profile criminal defense attorney in Santa Barbara. Subsequently, Ms. Goldman was also sworn in as a licensed attorney for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Goldman is a graduate of the renowned Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. She is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, a member of the National College of DUI Defense, a member of the Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego, a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association, and a member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Ms. Goldman has also received her certificate of training in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course.
Ms. Goldman has been very successful in obtaining acquittals, dismissals, reductions of charges, and having DMV suspensions and revocations set aside.
Ms. Goldman’s goal for each case is clear: to maximize all legal options to obtain the most optimal outcome. Ms. Goldman strives to offer what a client values most in a lawyer: good judgment, founded on listening to what the client really wants and needs. Ms. Goldman then expresses that judgment through exceptional written work, integrity in encounters with clients and their families, and simple care.
Melissa Garcia joined Goldman Legal in August of 2018 as a legal assistant. She supports Attorney Jennifer Goldman in her criminal defense practice and provides general office assistance.