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Ross Carl Goodman

also known as Ross C. Goodman, Esq.

About Me

Atty. Ross Goodman is a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney who specializes in handling high profile criminal cases since he established Goodman Law Group, P.C. in 2001. Together with his father, Oscar B. Goodman, who serves as of counsel to Goodman Law Group P.C., the firm’s reputation has grown nationwide as being one of the most reliable legal defense in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Attorney Ross Goodman started out in Law after he graduated in University of San Diego in 1992 with a B.A. degree. He followed the steps of his father when he graduated in University of Tulsa and achieved a J.D. degree. After he finished his studies, Ross joined the Marines, where he was promoted to a Major in the United Stated Marine Corps reserve in 1995; he retired in 2000. He established Goodman Law Group, P.C. to help the citizens of Las Vegas and its tourists with their criminal charges.

Goodman Law Group, P.C. specializes in these Criminal Defense fields:

  • Open and Gross Lewdness

  • Sex Offenses

  • Traffic Violations

  • DUI Lawyer in Las Vegas

  • Casino Marker

  • Las Vegas Domestic Violence Attorney

  • Drug Charges

His reputation in winning criminal cases and getting high profile cases, has got him featured in multiple headlines in both local and national news. A few recent cases involved him defending MMA Fighters Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen and Nick Diaz on their alleged PED usage. Atty. Ross Goodman is known for his attention to detail and for his persistence in winning cases for his clients. His firm has one of the highest number of “Not Guilty” and Dismissed verdicts ever awarded in Las Vegas criminal cases..

Atty. Ross Goodman has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and was named Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013.

Goodman Law Group, P.C.
520 S 4th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 383-5088



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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    19 years, 250 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    19 years, 250 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    19 years, 250 cases



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Payment Types:

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NVAttorney Active200108/10/2015
DCActive 199805/24/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law199610/10/2012

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERSNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERSNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Course for the National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationLa Pier & Associates Certificate for DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety2013
TOP 100 LAWYERSNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Certificate of Completion - DWI - "Defending with Ingenuity”NACDL/NCDD2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentGoodman Law Group, PC2001 - Present
InvestigatorState Bar of Nevada, Client's Security Fund Committee2009 - 2012
Staff Judge AdvocateNavy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals1998 - 2000
Major, U.S. Marine Corps ReserveUnited States Marine Corps1995 - 2000
InternFederal Public Defenders Office1994 - 1995
InternTexas Court Of Appeals1993 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMulti-Million Dollar Member2010 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Client's Security Fund CommitteeCommittee Member2009 - 2012
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
USA v. Charles Acosta et. alDismissal of murder and racketeering charges against the Hells Angels stemming from the Laughlin River Run riot.
Nev. v. G.G.Reduced Plea of Involuntary Manslaughter
Nev. v. A.M.Dismissal of Second Degree Murder and other felony counts reduced to Alford Plea (no admission of guilt) of a Gross Misdemeanor involving a performance of an act in reckless disregard of persons.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJ.D.1995
University of San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
An Interview with Ross C. Goodman, Attorney for Nick DiazSherdog Rewind2012
InterviewScott Family Lawyer2011
NANCY GRACEEx-wife: Plea Deal in Quadriplegic Drowning2006