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Posted by a Estate Planning client,
I highly recommend Amanda Goodman as a lawyer to both my colleagues and friends. She is very professional, approachable, and hard-working. As a woman, I felt very comfortable around her and that she took me seriously. She never talked down to me, and she treated me as an intelligent adult. She always responded to my communication in a timely manner. In addition, she was great in initiating communication as well. I highly recommend her legal services.
Posted by Jonathan, a Business client,
I have hired Amanda multiple times to help with the legal side of my business ventures. For everything from contract reviewing to setting up corporations for me. She has always been very professional and on top of everything.
If you are looking for someone who is trustworthy and dedicated to her clients, Amanda Goodman is the best.
Posted by a Civil Rights client,
My spouse and I had a wonderful experience with Ms. Goodman. When we met she listened to the facts of our civil case and outlined each of the options, including the pros and cons of each option.
When we decided to move forward, she guided us through the entire process, especially the very confusing Santa Monica courthouse filing process, and was very poised in front of the judge explaining our complaint. She was especially tenacious in getting the other side served, and negotiated exactly what we desired with the opposing counsel, and this stipulation was eventually signed-off by the judge.
From beginning to end, meaning the initial filing to sign-off by the judge, it took about 10 weeks, finally concluding earlier this month. During this period she kept in constant contact via phone and email, and was able to email us the appropriate documents so that we wouldn't have to make special trips to the courthouse.
We recommend Ms. Goodman as a professional and competent lawyer, and would certainly use her services in the future for legal advice and as counsel.
Posted by Candice, a Business client,
I hired Amanda Goodman October 2011 for legal advice for my new company as well as some legal issues I had regarding a recent employer. I was very surprised with how informative she was. I am very unfamiliar with any law and she broke it down for me allowing me to have full comprehension on every level. I absolutely love how quick she is to get back to me when I have questions about anything. Even when she is with a client she informs me she will contact me as soon as she has a free minute. She has helped me file my business as well as write contracts and attends meetings with future partners to ensure my needs are being met with potiental clients. She guides me in the right direction. Without Ms. Goodman I would not be as successful as I am. I owe a lot of my success to her guidance and knowledge.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I engage Ms. Goodman's services for my divorce from my husband of 5 years. She was able to work with my schedule as I have a nine to five job. She met me near my home answered all my questions and even took late night phone calls when I would panic and want some advice. She was completely professional but also kind. Explained the process and encouraged me to ask questions. The other reviewer got her completely wrong but anyone can right a review these days.
Posted by a Divorce client,
Very unprofessional in my opinion! My soon to be ex-husband suggested we use Ms. Goodman because she was a "family friend". My ex and I were (and still are) on very amicable terms, so I took his recommendation without any reservation. Looking back, even though we signed a document stating that she would be representing us both as an impartial party/Mediator, I feel as though through the entire process, she actually did favor my ex-husband, kept in contact with him more frequently, and returned his calls, emails, texts in a very timely manner, whereas my correspondences with her left me hanging for days or week at a time. I have been following the progress (or lack thereof) of my case on the County website to keep myself informed since she has not. She originally filed my Petition July of 2011 at which time I paid her the court filing fees. at this time June 2012, my ex-husband's paperwork has finally showed up as filed on the County website and she is just now asking my ex for his filing fee. So almost one full year later (when I should have been divorced in 6 months and 1 day), we are possibly nearing finalizing our divorce. Ms. Goodman claims that the reason for the delay was due to cutbacks at the Court and our case simply wasn't a priority. I can de-bunk this statement by saying that I have a close friend who also filed (with use of a Mediator) with the same County as us, and his divorce was final in 6 mos and 1 day. My last correspondence with Ms. Goodman via email more than 24 hours ago, with no reply from her as of yet. Her most recent communication was with my ex-husband last week via text message stating "Congratulations! You are officially divorced!". However, the Court website does not reflect her statement and neither of us have received a Court Order issuing this Judgement. At a time in my life when I was going through a very difficult situation, her behavior and work ethic was less than professional and actually unacceptable in my opinion.