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I am not a lawyer. Most of these reviews are like the restaurant reviews, they're just a pack of lies written up by the poeple who work there. Have you ever noticed how amazing the pictures of the dinners all look?
Well, I digress….I had hired another attorney first because I was arrested one night even though I was the one who was assaulted. (That's your Seattle Police Dept at work folks) After a couple of pre-trial motions I realized my lawyer was just too inexperienced in criminal law and since I had every intent on going to trial because I was absolutely not guitly I looked around a bit more and stumbled upon Bob Goldsmith. In our consultation he was smart, direct and all around impressive. Even though he seemed to have a good grasp of my case, and this is where most lawyers lose your case, they don't even look at their notes until 10 minutes before trial, Bob seemed to have a pretty good grasp of the facts within just minutes. Even though he thought we would probably win, he warned me any trial is a crapsshoot and there are no guarantees. He reminded me that it was such a minor alleged crime I should just take the DA's pitiful deal, do the community service, save myself the $3000 he would have charged and move on with my life. The guy who assaulted me was a real lying-low-life and we agreed it would all eventually come back to bite him in the butt. Most lawyers it's the other way around. They just want to rack up the fees and couldn't care less if they win or lose. It was a tough decision because I was totally innocent, but Bob warned me that anything can happen at a trial and all I have to do is just stay out of trouble for a year. I've never been in trouble in my life so I took our wondefully ignorant DA's deal, a man who obviously couldn't care less about justice, only winning. He knew knowing nothing about my case and had he any real integrity at all, he would just have dismissed the case, but JUSTICE has nothing to do with our criminal justice system and the police make no effort to find out the truth. It's been quite a frightening experience dealing with the police and the DA. We really do live in a police state and are completely powerless. However, if you find yourelf in a pickle and need a good, honest, decent lawer who will really look out for your best interests, call Bob Goldsmith.
Faced with a difficult future, I turned to Robert Goldsmith. Personally he expressed concern, showed me my choices and then let me decide. He treated me with respect under questionable circumstances and never judged me. Professionally Robert Goldsmith guided me through the turbulence of court and brought a decisive, positive outcome with no surprises. Robert Goldsmith's honesty is among many of his top qualities. I would not think twice to hire him again.
Bob, helped keep us calm and level headed through out the process of preparing for our trial. He encouraged us to keep open communication with our neighbors even when it was difficult for us. He was mindful of our need to help keep costs at a reasonable level. We are truly appreciative for his help and saved our dog from being put down by the city.
Mr. Goldsmith failed to properly defend my family member which had devastating life changing results. We had to hire a second lawyer to partially undo the damage caused by Mr. Goldsmith. His interview techniques actually made the situation worse and resulted in additional charges by the prosecutor. If you need professional legal help, please look elsewhere
I would recommend Mr. Goldsmith to anyone. He is the most honest and noble person that I have worked with.
Mr. Goldsmith kept me calm and informed at all times, there was not one occassion that he made me feel that he did not care about my case.
His knowledge of the law as far more superior than other lawyers I have worked with. I can only say that he is the best...
Bob Goldsmith is the best lawyer that I have come into contact with. After working for the Public Defenders Office and conducting countless interviews with attorneys in differing fields of practice, I have yet to come into contact with anyone who is as good at what they do as Bob. I have first hand experience with Bob as he represented me in a Juvenile case 8 years ago. I would recommend Bob Goldsmith to anyone who is looking for a determined attorney that will work for you. He is attentive, capable and most of all concerned.