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Posted by Vanessa, a DUI client, Flag
Karen Goldstein is the most professional, knowledgeable, and qualified attorney I ever came across. She was very helpful from the first free consultation through out the end of the case. She responded to my emails promptly. She was able to clarify all my doubts and concerns regarding the case all the time. I was very impressed about her familiarity with the Van Nuys court. Karen Goldstein is a well respected attorney who can be trusted and really cares for her clients.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Karen Goldstein was impeccable from start to finish. She was not only a qualified, informed and seasoned representative, she was also an advocate on my behalf. She went above and beyond to obtain information to help my cause and the end result was much more favorable than I could have imagined. I remain very grateful for the outcome of my case and I owe that to Karen Goldstein. Her research, preparation and true concern for my well being were evident throughout the process. She is a very dynamic, fair, compassionate and very capable attorney, and it was obvious she was very well respected by all those who she came in contact with during my case, especially the judge. I would without question recommend her services and I encourage anyone facing anxiety and fear over a pending legal issue to retain her services. She truly represents her clients throughout the entire legal process and even continues to check in with them thereafter. I was truly fortunate to have her representation.
Posted by Lee, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Charged with a serious sex crime and risked losing my family, friends and career, I had to look for a qualified attorney. After disappointing results and waisted meetings with other lawyers I finally met with Karen who from the start gave me hope and looked past my finances and seen the person. She was unlike the others who were only asking about my financial situation first and than wanted to hear the story. She possessed a tenacity that is unmatched and was exactly what I needed to proceed..."Confident, Knowledgable and Experienced!" The felony charges were reduced to a misdeamenor which resulted in minimal 15 day sentence and counseling. I recommend her to anyone in need of help at anytime. Karen is definitely QUALIFIED!
Posted by L.B., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was recently charged with a serious sex offence and risked losing everything, family, job ,friends, etc. Karen was tenacious in her efforts to help me out of my situation. I have never been in any trouble in all my life and she recognized that and diligently, professionally and most efficiently guided me to the best resolution possible. I know how scary this whole process can be but after my first meet with Karen, I knew she was the best decision after speaking with others that only gave me bad news and no hope. Thank you Karen for actually caring enough to look past the money and seeing the person.
Posted by KR, a DUI client, Flag
Karen L. Goldstein is a passionate, determined and dedicated attorney that will fight for you to get the best result from your case. In my case, she was able to get my DUI reduced and I am so thankful for all of the hard work and effort that she put into my case. She made sure that I understood all of the laws involved, as well as continually kept me updated through the process. She helped take the stress and pressure out of the whole process and I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by a client, Flag
If you have violated the law and are facing court procedures, don’t hesitate even a second to contact Karen Lynn Goldstein. This is the one and only lawyer you are looking for.
Motivated, committed, aggressive and passionate, she is fighting for every single case like it is the most important one. Right from the first interview this highly professional and knowledgeable lawyer creates a certain atmosphere, where the client feels so comfortable sharing his/her fears and concerns. One great thing about Karen Goldstein’s working style is that while communicating with her clients, she treats them not as criminals but rather as individuals, personalities, who though have acted wrongfully, violated the law but still are ordinary human beings, experiencing hard times and seeking help. She renders this help brilliantly, successfully handling and winning even the most complicated cases.
Karen Goldstein has been by my side through the entire process connected with the worst period of my life and made it a lot easy. Right from the first minutes in the court I noticed the Judge’s and the DA’s great respect towards my lawyer, and it made me so self-confident. She did everything to make the entire trial process as non-invasive for me as possible and achieved the best outcome I could expect. And recently my case was successfully expunged after Goldstein’s another great job.
Thank you so much, Karen. You are the best! You saved my future, you returned me to my previous safe, quiet and honest life, where there is no place for even the slightest wrongdoing.
Again, if you are in trouble with the law, Karen Goldstein is your only choice.
Posted by Joe, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Luck was on my side the day I called Ms. Goldstein for representation in a serious criminal matter.
Having never been in legal trouble before, I was at a complete loss as to how I would even choose a lawyer. I began searching for criminal defense lawyers on the internet and one of the first names I happened upon was hers. Her website said she was "Pricinpled and Compassionate" and after my first conversation with her I knew it was true.
Lets start with compassionate. The period between securing her representation and my actual appearances in court was one of the most trying times in my life. I was a nervous wreck. Anxiety was always present...but so was Karen. Although I knew she had many clients I felt like I was the only one. No call went unanswered. No email neglected. She was ALWAYS there for me to answer every question and concern no matter how trivial. She even took the time to consult with my parents rearding their concerns. While I expected great service I had not expected this and without it I dont know how I would have gotten through it.
Now to principled. Karen seems to truly believe in the principle that every defendant deserves the best representation possible. Based on the charges against me I was worried about whether I would get anyones "A" game. Karen alleviated those concerns and showed me that she only brings her "A" game. I never had a doubt she would do her best to get me the most favorable outcome possible.
And now to the results. From the beginning I was unwilling to go to trial so the goal was to ge the best deal possible. The one result I would not accept was to serve time in prison. And thanks to Karen I didn't serve a day. The prosecution was asking for 180 days and she worked with the court to secure a deal for probation. She fought for and got me the best outcome possible.
So if you are in a legal jam and are looking for oustanding representation from a compassionate, friendly, and responsive attourney, look no further.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Super appreciative for all of Karen Goldstein's work. She is hardworking, nonjudgemental, informed, and compassionate. Highly recommended!
Posted by Bill, a DUI client, Flag
I hired karen off of a review from Handle On The Law.
In speaking with her the first time, she listened, asked questions, and set a time when she could pull my case file to review it. Only at that point would she sit down to talk the details of the case.
Once we did meet, Karen verified the details of the case, and clearly told me what she and I had discussed as the out come that I was looking for.
From the intial time we met, and a few calls exchanged. Karen had a court date set.
In court, working with both a different DA and Judge. She laid out to me as we had spoke, of what she was going to say, and since she knew the court system so very well. She brought with her an extra copy of the motion she was filing on my behalf, to present to the DA because she said, they unsually never have it.
She was correct.
Presenting the motion to the DA, she stuck to the facts, and the end she was looking for. Hearing her present my case and answering the DA questions, and soon enough the Judges questions.
Each time she answered, both her tone and answer where clear,
I thought that sincerity gained the positive strength to what she was talking about which did inturn reflected positive towards me.
I had some serious issues with this situation that I had gotten myself into. The facts really could have gone against me, and hung over me for the rest of my life.
Only due to Karen's efforts, knowledge of law, skillful speaking abilities, and just being prepaired got me the outcome that I had so long been hoping for.
Besides my thinking if she had handled my case from the beginning. I would never have been in the position I ended up in.
In the end, Karen does listen to you, explain everything in detail to you, and best of all, She is the one that goes to court with you. She does not send out an associate or some other lesser exprienced person.
When you hire Karen. Please know that her skill's, abilities, and desire to get the out come you are looking for is exactly what you get.
One fantastic lawyer. Look no further. Just hire her. You will be glad.
Posted by Jonathan L., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Karen is the complete package. She is so knowledgeable and relentless in her defense. I knew from the first moment i met her i was in good hands and the results of my case confirmed my intuition.
Posted by a client, Flag
During a very low point in my life, I ended up stealing something, and came to Karen with a need for a strong lawyer.
She was articulate, kind, non-judgmental, respectful, knowledgable, and knew how to be strong when I didnt have it in me.
She also was very good when working with my 'freaked out' mother. Shes calm, too the point, and gives to options.
Posted by Matthew, a DUI client, Flag
Karen Goldstein succeeded in securing my release from a mandatory 72 hour jail sentence after only two hours. I had just been charged with a second DUI, with a refusal to submit to a blood-alcohol screening, when I read positive reviews regarding Mrs. Goldstein’s ability to handle severe DUI cases. Mrs. Goldstein persuaded the DA to drop the refusal, which carried serious penalties, and negotiated the minimum jail sentence.
Mrs. Goldstein also handled a potential probation violation my behalf. After failing to enroll in a court ordered rehabilitation program, Mrs. Goldstein persuaded the judge to extend the period during which I could complete the program. Alternatively, I could have been sentenced to as many as 6-months in jail.
Karen is a talented attorney that understands the need to communicate a situation clearly to her clients. Mrs. Goldstein has the necessary training and abilities to effectively secure the best possible outcome regardless of the circumstances surrounding an arrest.