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Keren E Goldenberg

Sex crime Attorney at Lowell, MA

5.0   34 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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Learn Keren’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    I represent clients accused of all types of crimes-from serious felonies to simple misdemeanors. I've achieve not guilty verdicts for clients charged with various offenses including drug trafficking, guns, burglary, motor vehicle homicide, and arson.

    20 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    20%
    At a recent domestic assault trial, I convinced the jury that the alleged victim falsely accused my client in order to gain leverage with their separation agreement in an ugly divorce https://kgdefenselaw.com/lowell-domestic-abuse-lawyer

    20 years, 350 cases

  3. Sex crime
    20%
    I have repeatedly achieved not guilty verdicts for clients charged with aggravated rape, rape, child rape, and indecent assault and battery. https://kgdefenselaw.com/lowell-sex-crimes-lawyer

    20 years, 300 cases

  4. Violent crime
    20%
    I have successfully achieved not guilty verdicts in shootings, stabbings, and fights. My client was recently found not guilty of a shooting in broad daylight on a busy street in Lowell https://kgdefenselaw.com/lowell-violent-crimes-lawyer

    300 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Drunk driving defense requires challenging police officer's procedure and conclusions, the science behind breath testing, and the practice of field sobriety testing. I regularly get not guilty verdicts https://kgdefenselaw.com/lowell-oui-lawyer

    20 years, 250 cases

  6. Federal crime
    10%
    I have represented people charged federally for various offenses including drug distribution, gun sales, child pornography production, bank robbery, and cyberstalking. https://kgdefenselaw.com/federal-criminal-practice/

    9 years, 15 cases

CHARGED WITH A CRIME? I CAN HELP. OFFICES IN BELMONT & LOWELL. WINNER OF AVVO CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD

I have been a criminal defense lawyer for my entire legal career. I worked as a public defender for many years in New York City and Lowell, MA prior to opening my own practice. As a public defender I handled the toughest cases against relentless prosecutors and ruthless judges. I have consistently won great results for my clients under the most challenging circumstances. I earned the respect and appreciation of my clients by fighting hard for them while showing them kindness and compassion when few others did. I regularly go to trial on serious cases and I have earned the respect of other defense attorneys, judges, and prosecutors. I practice in state courts all over Eastern Massachusetts and in the federal court in Boston.

I am often invited to teach and train both new and experienced attorneys at trainings and conferences for the public defender’s office, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars, and continuing legal education seminars hosted by local bar associations. I train and coach public defenders and private lawyers seeking to improve their skills as criminal defense attorneys. I lecture extensively on a wide range of topics and have established myself as an expert in drug cases. I regularly get calls from lawyers across the state looking for advice and guidance with their drug cases. I co-authored a chapter in Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts, which is the lawyers’ handbook for representing clients accused of drug crimes. I have been invited to serve as faculty at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and the Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy’s Advanced Evidence Skills program.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

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Licensed for 18 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/17/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Keren

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg
97 Central Street
Suite 403
Lowell, MA, 01852
The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg
19A Alexander Ave.
Belmont, MA, 02478
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
Keren received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Matt | May 31, 2015
Fought hard for me and won
Keren represented me in a case where my crazy ex accused me of things that I could never do to her or anyone else. Everyone treated me like I was guilty except Keren. She was fought so hard for me and was amazing at the trial. I was found not guilty. I told my dad during the trial that she represented me like I was her son.
Posted by Pat | June 7, 2015
Knows the law and wins
Keren represented me on two cases where the police searched my apartment and my car illegally. In both cases she convinced the judge to throw out the evidence and the cases were dismissed. She did a great job
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A comforting and realistic presence when you need it most
The moment that my first call with Keren ended I immediately felt a sense of relief and that she was the right attorney for me. It was the reviews and testimonials both here and on her website that initially drew me to her and I'm happy to report that the glowing recommendations are not just blowing smoke. She's excellent at what she does, she's calm and patient, and she'll always be straight with you about the outlook of your situation. But the way that she delivers her perspective always makes you feel that she's your strongest advocate and, if the case is going to escalate, she's ready to face that challenge. I was fortunate enough to not have any charges brought against me, but even if there were I know that she would have fought tooth and nail for me. Even just having her be the one to communicate with law enforcement on my behalf while I was under investigation made me feel protected and I don't think I would have coped with the situation nearly as well if I hadn't hired her. Facing any sort of legal situation can be a moment of personal crisis, and Keren Goldenberg is one of the best advocates you can find to help you in your time of need.
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Posted by Matthew | August 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and caring
Keren represented me on a early termination of probation, I was on probation for a very serious charge Mayham and I had two violations my first conversation with her she told me my chances were good and if it wasn’t good she wouldn’t have taken the case, the DA really wanted me to continue on probation but Karen looked the judge in the eye and really connected she explain my situation like she really cared, I am now off probation nine months early no more jumping through hoops all thanks for Karen I can Focus on my life and my kids
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Posted by Joseph montanez | December 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A happy client
So many words to describe how well Keren performs in the court room I really can’t find one to fit. I was told by a couple lawyers I had no chance in my case that I would do time. But since the day I spoke and went over detail with Keren she had faith and gave me faith that we would get a good result. And as a result I’m here to write this review and spend the holidays and many more with my family and that’s a big thanks to Keren. So if you need a hard working, dedicated, highly professional, and will get the job done attorney Keren should always be your go to. Thanks Keren me or my family can’t thank you enough. And may I add she turned out to be the best investment in my 28 years of living.
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Posted by Michael | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
ONE OF A KIND ATTORNEY!
Attorney Keren Goldenberg represented me on a probation violation and the out come was a miracle, and I am able to sit here today and type this review as a free man. I am on probation for a serious crime. I was arrested and charge with a new offense, Which carries a stiff penalty. What usually happens 99% of the time for this type of violation is, I would be headed back to prison. But because of Attorney Keren Goldenberg she made that 1% happen.She fought for me. Her experience, knowledge around the courts and justice system is amazing! She is great at what she does. If you need someone that you can trust, that is compassionate and understanding also, that will not judge you, BUT only defend for you and get results that's in your best interest attorney Keren Gouldenberg is the way to go! Best l lawyer I've ever had!!!!
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Posted by Eric | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Since my divorce seven years ago my co-parenting relationship with my ex-wife was extremely poor; and it only continued to get worse. My ex-wife tried to have the court issue a restraining order against me based on lies and decent. After speaking with several large law firms, I choose to work with Karen Goldenberg. She defended me in court with great skill and patience. Through cross examination of my ex-wife, Karen was able to pierce through the falsehood of my ex-wife's lies. In the end, the Court throw out the restraining order, which courts rarely do. Simply put, I could not be happier with my choice to work with Karen.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very good criminal defense lawyer
Found Keren from this website. Her profile on this site and her own website is very informative to a naive client who knows nothing about legal world. Did brief phone conversation and a formal interview. Made contract to hire her as our lawyer based on: her experience in criminal defense, her knowledge about the law, her care about clients and family, being honest on advising clients, flexible payment options. She communicated with us in a flexible and timely way. We are very happy about her service and result of our case. Highly recommend Keren.
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Posted by Jay | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Keren is the best!!
My brother is a successful attorney in NYC and recommended Keren Goldenberg to be my local representation. Keren and Kayla Fahey are ultimate professionals and should be your #1 choice. I obtained (4) NOT GUILTY trial verdicts after Keren shredded the DA and their false evidence. I could not be happier with my choice to work with Keren Goldenberg. Sincerely, Jay
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
I did plenty of research on attorneys in my area and after reading many reviews, Keren stuck out. I called and she called me back that same day. We met for my FREE consultation in very short notice and after a short talk I knew Keren was the one. Throughout the whole process she told me I could contact her with any questions anytime. When I did she would ALWAYS respond that same day. Keren was very respectful of my time. Everytime we would talk it was like a weight got lifted off my shoulders. She made sure I always knew what was most likely going to happen on every court date which gave me some sense of security. Keren was very confident when handling my case. She had a very strong argument ready with plenty of back up. I felt very confident in Keren. When it finally came to trail, Keren portrayed to the judge her very strong argument. After the prosecutors' talked, my case was DISMISSED!!! Before it even went to a full trail! I am so thankful for Keren! I feel as if she did save my life. Keren is an incredible attonery, and an all around great person!
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Posted by David | September 28, 2018
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Outstanding result in federal court
I was very pleased with Attorney Goldenberg's representation in federal court. She was very knowledgeable and it was clear that the judge thought highly of her.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Client of Keren's
I recently hired Keren to represent me in a criminal case. I interviewed 4 attorney's, as the charges had very serious implications for me. I chose Keren to represent me, because she seemed most professional & trustworthy. She was very well prepared for my case. She explained all possible outcomes. On the day of my trial, she obtained an excellent result for me. I was most impressed with Keren's legal skills. She is the consummate professional !
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Posted by Sam | December 11, 2017
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Saved me from jail
I was charged with rape which I didn't do. We went to trial and I was found innocent. Keren believed me and worked so hard to win my case. she saved my life
Posted by Griffin | December 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A professional who gets results
Keren will fully dedicate her time and resources to understand the specifics of your case, and will work with you closely to achieve the best possible outcome. She is extremely knowledgeable of the legal system, and knows the ins and outs of courthouses throughout the state. Aside from being a professional, she is also very personable and easy to talk to. When I first met Keren, I was scared and unsure of my future. After our first meeting, she instilled a confidence in me that she was the best attorney to handle my case. She fought for me through to the end, and I'm happy to say that my case was ultimately dismissed! You will not regret hiring Keren.
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Posted by Michael | March 26, 2017
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Personal Injury
Hired Karen for my son who was assaulted by a family member. She was wonderful with everything! Phone calls returned on the weekend!! She's has excellent follow through. Highly, highly recommended!
Posted by Joe | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magistrate Dismissed my Case
I had my case of domestic assault and battery dismissed earlier this morning, and I owe, in my mind, a big part of that outcome, to Keren. When I first met her last week to talk about my case and officially hire her, Keren spent a great deal of time with me making sure I understood exactly how the Magistrate's process would work, and what I could likely expect to be the result of the hearing. Keren was extremely easy to talk to, very nice, and clearly very knowledgeable in her line of work. She agreed to a 7:00pm meeting with me that night (previous meeting I mentioned,) and on a Friday night after a busy work week, with a young child at home, that says something about this woman's commitment to her job and her clientele. We went into court today with confidence, and left with the case dismissed. I've never needed to hire a criminal defense attorney before, and hopefully I never will, but if for some reason I find myself needing one again in the future, Keren will be my first choice. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Larry | October 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Service
I live out of state, and after reading all the outstanding reviews about Keren, I contacted her to help me look into a matter in Massachusetts. The service I received was exceptional. She got to the bottom of the matter and resolved it quickly. I appreciate the work she did for me and would absolutely refer her to others who might need legal services. Thank you Keren.
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Posted by Mike | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best
I hired Keren based on her Avvo reviews and I am very glad that I did. It's not surprising that so many people have such great things to say about her. She is smart, thoughtful and fights like hell in teh courtroom. It's amazing to see a woman who is so nice and patient in her office tear apart witnesses in a courtroom and stand up to the judge.
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Posted by Tina | May 21, 2016
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Wonderful lawyer and person
Attorney Goldenberg knows her stuff and does great work. She worked with my son who has serious mental health issues and was very compassionate and knowledgeable about how to handle his case. His charges were ultimately dismissed after more than a year of amazing work on her part. I am so glad that we hired her.
Posted by Al | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent choice
Keren was knowledgable, considerate, and quick while handling my case. She has an easy grasp of technology, knew the ins and outs of the law, and what to expect in court. I felt that she dedicated ample time to my case, and was glad for her help in winning it. I would hire her again.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Keren Goldenberg
  • 2015 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of New York City
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Northeastern University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Drunk Driving - Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • When Divorce Cases Spill Over into the Criminal Courts
  • Not guilty
  • Rape - Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004 - Present
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Massachusetts Criminal Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense ATtorneys
  • 2015

Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts
  • 2014
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Trying Drug Cases In Massachusetts
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights
  • Know Your Rights: Police Car Stops
  • 2016
  • Middlesex Defense Attorneys Jury Skills Training Conference
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct: Improper Closing Arguments
  • 2015
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services Jury Skills Training
  • Working With and Against Expert Witnesses
  • 2013
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services New Lawyer Training
  • Warrantless Search and Seizure
  • 2012
  • Committe for Public Counsel Services Jury Skills Training
  • When You Get What You Ask For: What to Do When the Chemist Appears for Trial
  • 2012
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services Annual Training Conference
  • How to Deal with Substitute Experts
  • 2011
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services Annual Conference
  • Changes to Confrontation Clause Analysis after Michigan v. Bryant
  • 2011
  • MIddlesex Defense Attorney Training Conference
  • I Know It When I See It: Confronting Non-Chemists Regarding Drug Identification
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Confronting Chemists in Drug Cases
  • 2010
  • Know Your Rights
  • Know Your Rights: Street Encounters
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Uncommon Defenses to Common Cases
  • Dangerous Road Design Defense to Motor Vehicle Homicide or Negligent Operation
  • 2009
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services Annual Training Conference
  • Defending Meth Lab Cases.
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Keren on a matter recently. She was dogged in finding help for her client in an emergency situation. She is friendly and extremely knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren is a hard working dedicated lawyer. Her years of experience doing trial work are invaluable in making her a top notch defense lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few lawyers work as hard as Keren Goldenberg. Not only does she achieve impressive results for her clients, but she does it quickly and efficiently. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Keren Goldenberg. I worked with Keren as a public defender and her trial skills are unmatched. She is dedicated to her clients which shows through her consistent successful trial results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren is a down to Earth, very knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who fights hard for her clients. She is always thoroughly prepared to tried even the toughest cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keren's dedication and passion to her clients is unparalled in the area of criminal defense. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keren is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of experience, skill, and drive. It is no wonder why she was chosen to train new lawyers in this field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren is a seasoned and skilled trial lawyer. As a former public defender, she received outstanding training and continued to develop her skills over the many years to follow. She has significant trial experience representing clients with numerous great successes. She is respected in the legal community for her skills, knowledge and zeal towards the practice of criminal defense."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren is deeply committed to civil rights and has a wonderful courtroom presence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren is a brilliant and hard working attorney who always gets her clients the best results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren is an absolute first-rate defense attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keren is an amazing attorney with a deep understanding of the law and trial strategy. She is dedicated to her clients and is a caring and relentless advocate. Keren is looked to for her immense legal knowledge within the attorney community. After working with Keren for several years, her client-centered representation is outstanding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren Goldenberg is a fantastic attorney who puts in the extra effort to consider a client's situation holistically. I have been especially impressed by her sensitivity to immigration issues that often arise for criminal defendants."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keren has been an outstanding defense attorney for a decade. She is a "true- believer" in the justice system and is a stellar advocate with powerful skills. She will exceed your expectations."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Keren since 2008 and can confidently say that she is one of the very best in the business. Anybody looking for a defense lawyer should strongly consider hiring her."
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