Persistent, Passionate, and Principled Criminal Defense
Ms. Goldstein passionately fights for her clients’ rights which is best exemplified by her excellent track record in the courtroom. She practices state and criminal defense exclusively all over California and handles each of her cases with persistence, passion, and principles. She is an aggressive advocate and believes in meticulous case preparation in order to provide the best possible defense for her clients. Ms. Goldstein practices in the following areas:
Ms. Goldstein has extensive experience in all types of state and federal criminal cases ranging from simple drug possession, to child molestation, to murder. She approaches each case with tenacity and provides an affordable alternative to the large criminal defense firm.
Ms. Goldstein obtained her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center where she graduated cum laude. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
While at Georgetown Law, Ms. Goldstein worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. in the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Unit. Ms. Goldstein also represented victims of domestic violence in D.C. Superior Court through Georgetown Law's Domestic Violence Clinic.
Ms. Goldstein is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California.
Ms. Goldstein speaks, reads, and writes French fluently and is conversational in Spanish.
Languages spoken: French, Spanish, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40 in California||National Academy of Defense Attorneys||2014|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers under 40 in CA||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Cum Laude||Georgetown University Law Center||2003|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa||1999|
|Magna Cum Laude||Georgetown University||1999|
|CJA Conflict Federal Panel Attorney||United States Central District of California||2013 - Present|
|Partner||White Goldstein||2008 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Partner||Law Offices of Karen L. Goldstein||2006 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Indigent Criminal Defense Appointment Panel (ICDA)||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Federal Defense Attorneys||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|People v. Mirna Marin||Acquittal after jury trial|
|People v. Michael Fenton MA056050||Acquittal on all charges after jury trial|
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|Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes||The Modern Day Scarlet Letter: Defending People Accused of Sex Crimes||2014|
|Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Forum||The Uncertain Future of Federal Child Pornography Sentencing||2013|
|Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law||Assisted Reproductive Technology||2003|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Georgetown University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Indigent Criminal Defense Appointment Panel Winter Seminar||Sex Crimes Defense||2014|
|Fiddler Institute of Criminal Justice||Sex Crimes Defense||2014|
|Money 101 with Bob McCormick||DUI Laws in California||2012|