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Benjamin David Goldberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Marietta, GA

5.0   95 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Representation in traffic tickets, DUIs, theft offenses, drug offenses, violent offenses and sex-related offenses.

    14 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Appeals
    40%
    Appeals of convictions for traffic tickets to murder, and everything in-between.

    14 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Administrative license suspension hearings, investigations, motions to suppress and bench/jury trials.

    14 years, 500 cases

I am a trial and appellate lawyer practicing 100% criminal defense.  

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Licensed for 15 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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The Law Office of Ben Goldberg, LLC

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Posted by Michael | March 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My experience with Mr. Goldberg was exceptional.He will listen to you and tell you straight up if he can help your case or not. His professionalism was straight forward and he let me know honestly about my chances with my case. He stayed in constant contact with me throughout the process. He gave me sound accurate advice. And also when I was having a hardship in my personal life, he worked with me on my payments to him. He truly cared about me and my well being. I will say he is a great man. And I appreciate everything he did for me. I could not have hired a better attorney. Anyone who wants a lawyer that will fight for your cause and be honest and understanding of your situation Mr. Goldberg is the one to see. In conclusion I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Debra | February 13, 2020
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Under Promised and Over Delivered!!
Ben Goldberg is an outstanding attorney in my opinion and I am extremely grateful that he took my case. He is conscientious and was very empathetic to my situation. He advised me to take some proactive steps, (community service, counseling, etc.) prior to my court date and largely due to him and his advice, my case was ultimately DISMISSED!! He was always available to take my calls, or returned them promptly. He was patient, answered all of my questions and helped to keep me calm and level headed during this difficult time for me. I highly recommend Ben - he is the best! If I or anyone I know ever needs great representation, I would tell them Ben Goldberg is the attorney to call.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Fights for Your Rights
Mr. Goldberg was successful in my case, & in fact brought me the best possible outcome on two occasions. He is extremely knowledgeable, was thorough in his work on my cases, & is someone I have no hesitation recommending you hire. He also remained in communication with me throughout the process. He expertly instructed & prepared me, regarding whatever was in my best interests to accomplish. I appreciate his desire, & following through, to fully advocate for me as his client. If you need an attorney who will absolutely fight for your rights, hire Mr. Goldberg! I am so relieved, and am extremely fortunate to have him represent me. With much gratitude, I can say he is outstanding!!
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Posted by Ashley | March 26, 2021
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Seal records
Mr.Goldberg was very efficient and worked fast. He knew my case was sensitive and was needed for employment. He gave 5 star work and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks again for doing a great job and staying in contact with every detail.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive
Mr. Goldberg was very professional, emphatic and responsive. Breath of fresh air. Responded very timely and directly. He did what he said he could do and has really saved my family. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Trusted, Successful Advocate for Georgia Registrants
As a Georgia registrant, I write this review with the utmost appreciation and respect for my experience working with Mr. Goldberg in addressing my "leveling" by the State of Georgia's Sexual Offender Risk Review Board (SORRB). It is my hope that anyone in a similar position will consider Mr. Goldberg's representation - especially given the challenges in finding a competent, trustworthy, capable advisor in this area of the law. I first became aware of Mr. Goldberg after thoroughly researching attorneys with experience in registrant-related legal affairs, and specifically, experience in the SORRB "leveling" process. After reviewing prior cases, peer reviews, and client reviews, Ben surfaced to the top as someone with deep experience and success in working on behalf of clients on the Georgia registry. As many can attest, it can be a challenge to find a trustworthy and capable advisor who faithfully executes his/her role rather than overpromising in order to secure a paying client - most especially in this area of the law. From our first conversation, I appreciated Ben's candor, his insights into the Georgia leveling process, and his willingness to interact with me as a person with value. In a word...dignity. I selected Ben in order to assist me with requesting a "leveling" decision from SORRB. I had been on probation for several years and reached a point where I was ready to seek early termination of probation. In support of my termination petition, it was my hope to show how the State of Georgia had "leveled" me from a risk perspective. Ben quickly determined that SORRB had not yet undertaken a review of my case, and we had an opportunity to collect a host of supportive information and submit to SORRB so that they had a "well rounded" picture of who I am TODAY. Ben demonstrated deep knowledge of the information that was needed, and he directed me throughout the process of getting everything together. It isn't the easiest process in the world...it can be an emotionally difficult exercise to confront this matter, but Ben was there every step of the way to keep my expectations grounded in reality, and to counsel me on how I can best represent myself to those who would make a decision with such great consequence for my future. Much to our surprise, SORRB's initial decision was a "Level 2" rating. Ben responded immediately with a plan to appeal the decision, and he walked me through a structured, rational approach that addressed the initial rating. After submitting our appeal materials, the case was reexamined, and the Level 2 was successfully downgraded to a Level 1. Had I tried undertaking this process myself, I have no doubt that I wouldn't have achieved this outcome. It can be challenging to persist through emotionally wrenching experiences like the SORRB leveling process. I trusted Ben to handle my case with due diligence, and he vindicated that trust with "above and beyond" effort, with confidence persistence, and with the determination to honor his role as my counsel. Ben's professionalism, moral character and rational intellect have made an indelible impact on the course of my future, and I cannot recommend him enough to anyone facing the imposing challenge of addressing registry-related matters in Georgia.
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Posted by Kasey | November 28, 2020
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Highly Recommended Lawyer!
Ben Goldberg was my lawyer. He was attentive, smart, knowledgeable and consistent. I was very nervous about my case and he assured me that everything would be ok. He was referred to me by a friend and I would definitely recommend him to anyone else. Not only was he able to get my charges dismissed, he also had my record sealed. 5 stars!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2020
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Professional with Quick Results
I was in a situation where a previous charge was still visible to the public even though the court had dropped the charge and sealed it. The only issue was that it was only sealed in the state database and was still visible in employment background checks at the county court and local jail level. I was about to receive a job offer contingent on a background check and Ben was able to get the remaining records sealed before the background check was run. Ben was a true lifesaver for my career and I will recommend him to anyone that needs help going forward!
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Posted by Sarah | September 14, 2020
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Exceptional Lawyer!
Mr. Goldberg was a phenomenal lawyer! I hired him to take care of something that happened to me years ago, for personal reasons I will not say for exactly what. However please take my word for it, if you want a lawyer that actually cares about your life and your case, look no further! He handled everything with such importance as if it was he's own life/future involved. He truly cared and kept me up to date with the entire process. I am forever grateful for this wonderful human being. Thank you so much Mr. Goldberg! I can't tell you enough!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
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A life saver
I discovered that I had an arrest warrant after I was pulled over and let go. I reached out to Ben and explained my situation. This was from 7 years ago and Ben worked with the DA and everything to get it resolved without me having to travel in these hard times. He was so responsive and supportive in this. It's nice getting everything taken care of and so promptly and affordably. Definitely recommend anyone needing help to reach out.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2020
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Professional and friendly
Ben did a great job helping with my shoplifting case. It was my first offense and I was nervous. He eased my fears, answered all my questions, and was extremely professional. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Frankie Kounouho | January 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
I was able to speak with Mr. Goldberg by phone and he was a tremendous help. I plan to hire him to further assist me with my matter. Thank you, Mr. Goldberg.
Posted by John | September 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Succesfully Obtained a Modification of Sentence
Mr. Goldberg successfully obtained a Modification of Sentence for my son in a very timely manner. I consulted with 5 other attorneys before deciding to hire Mr. Goldberg. He was always very attentive and sincere. Mr. Goldberg communicated perfectly and regularly with my son in prison, and myself throughout this process, as he promised. In addition, his fee was fair and reasonable. If the need arises in the future that I need a lawyer, I will definitely hire Mr. Goldberg again. I strongly recommend Mr. Goldberg.
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Posted by Nicholas | June 13, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Kind
Although we weren't able to connect due to incompatibilities with case, he was very kind and took the time to call me personally to discuss my case further. Had to write a good review for this man.
Posted by Christopher Boehlke | June 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalized
Is only one of the words that define Ben Goldberg law. He not only really cared about my situation but, also, cared about everything involved in what life personally. I really would never recommend no other law firm but, Ben Goldberg law firm. A real life “Super Hero” Thanks Ben!!!!
Posted by Vince | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Customer
Ben was great!! From the very beginning of the case he was very informative and attentive. I never had a problem getting in contact with him. His fees were reasonable for great service and he was also very flexible with payment plans that worked for me. He showed lots of compassion and was always professional and polite. He showed signs of being very experienced and well known in his field of work, providing options that would work specifically for my case. Ben was also very direct and gave his honest opinion, I never felt persuaded or misguided at any point. Even now that my case is over, he always responds to questions that I may have and makes sure that I have everything I need to stay INformed and OUT of trouble!! GREAT LAWYER!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
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Best Lawyer EVER! Hands Down!
I hired Mr. Goldberg simply based off of the reviews I read on this site. I only had a certain amount of time to hire one before a simple warrant hearing. I was not confident at all until I briefly consulted with him over the phone, and right then and there I knew he was the one! Mr. Goldberg actually LISTENED to my story and realized the false warrant taken out on me was complete BS just by giving him a short version of the story. I met with him once to go over the case details and court was the following week. Mr. Goldberg ripped the accuser to SHREDS! I did not have to testify and the case was DISMISSED. I have my peace of mind again, and the money was WELL SPENT. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Goldberg! He is prompt and it is not a hassle to get in contact with him! I hope to never have to hire him again LOL but if I do, his number is locked in my phone for life! GREAT JOB Mr. Goldberg! He is truly for the people!
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
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Really cares
I went to a lot of lawyers for my felony case but chose Ben because he really seemed to care about me and my case and wasn't looking to just make money off me. He made me feel like my case was his only priority and got the job done. He was there every step of the way and more. I couldn't have been more happy with hiring Ben Goldberg! My case ended with the best results I could have imagined!
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Posted by Jack | March 22, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
THE best lawyer I've ever had hands down!!! Worked miracles on my case. Ben got a felony case dropped down to a petty misdemeanor!!! Highly recommend Mr. Goldberg!!!! 5 stars. Truly cares about his clients.
Posted by Melvin | December 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An Attorney that works hard for his clients.
I found Attorney Goldberg to be honest in what he explained to me concerning my case,he works effortlessly in doing the best he can for his clients.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Law Office of Ben Goldberg, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Bernstein Firm, PC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Conasauga Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Intern in Appellate Division
  • Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Intern
  • Federal Defender Program
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Volunteer
  • Georgia Innocence Project
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Completion Certificate
  • 2014
  • Bill Daniel's Trial Advocacy Program
  • Completion Certificate
  • 2011
  • Georgia State University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • GPDSC Honor's Program
  • Completion Certificate
  • 2007
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • Paideia School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1998
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Georgia State University
  • N/A
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • State v. T.J.
  • Felony theft charge dismissed
  • State v. J.G.
  • Felony drug charge reduced to misdemeanor
  • State v. K.S.
  • Aggravated assault charge dismissed
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Regular Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Georgia State University Moot Court Board
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Appointment to Indigent Defense Panel
  • Forsyth County Indigent Defense Panel
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Appointment to Circuit Defender Panel
  • Cobb County Circuit Defender
  • 2011
  • On the Rise: Ten to Watch
  • The Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2010
  • Admission to Practice
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2007
  • Admission to Practice
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • 2007
  • Honors Program
  • Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
  • 2007
  • Fellowship Grant
  • Public Interest Law Association
  • 2006
  • Honors Program
  • Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 2002
  • Honors Program
  • Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 2001
  • Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz
  • Paideia School
  • 1998
  • Georgia All-Star GRAMMY Band Drummer
  • GRAMMY in the Schools
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
  • Crimes and Punishments in Georgia
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • GACDL Winter Conference
  • Removal from the Sex Offender Registry
  • 2019
  • Leitch v. Fleming
  • Oral Argument
  • 2012
  • Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2012
  • Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2011
  • Ernesto Herrera v. State
  • Oral Argument
  • 2010
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Defense
  • Appeals
  • 2009
  • Todd McNair v. State
  • Oral Argument
  • 2009
  • John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • 2006
  • John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Coach
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (89)
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a hard-working and detail-oriented lawyer. If there is a weakness in a case, he will find it. I often refer tough cases to Ben, because I have full confidence that he will find a solution for the client. I highly recommend Ben!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I have a question about the law, I'm calling Ben Goldberg. He is one of the smartest legal minds in the nation, and he is an honest & passionate advocate for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent attorney with a wide range of knowledge and experience. He really cares about his clients and does whatever it takes to get the best possible outcome in each case. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ben agreed to join our office as an Asst. Public Defender in 2007 when he graduated from law school at Georgia State. He was one of the best hires I ever made. I had the pleasure of working with Ben over the following 3 years on both trial and appellate cases in the Conasauga Circuit P.D.'s Office. Ben has a keen legal mind and he is a great lawyer. When he was a relatively new Asst. P.D., Ben tried, briefed, and argued a case before the Georgia Supreme Court, and won reversal on this constitutional due process and statutory interpretation question. See McNair v. State, 285 Ga. 514 (2009). Ben went into private practice in 2010 and he is a criminal defense lawyer that I can recommend without any hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goldberg is a highly regarded and highly effective attorney. If a family member or friend was in trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to Mr. Goldberg for help. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally watched Ben in court. He is an experienced Cobb County/Atlanta attorney who will always stand by his clients! Highly recommend Ben as your attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Goldberg is the kind of attorney that all other attorneys should strive to be. Ben thinks outside the box to obtain outstanding results while showing true compassion for all of his clients. I'm lucky to have worked with, and learned from, such a knowledgable and well-respected lawyer. I wholeheartedly endorse Ben."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Goldberg, as he is a tireless advocate for his clients, is very knowledgeable of the legal nuances in Georgia criminal law, and is well respected in the local legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Goldberg is a double threat--a rock-solid courtroom advocate and a guru of legal knowledge. Ben will garner excellent results whether you are dealing with a new charge, or whether you are looking to re-evaluate an old case which has left you feeling violated by the justice system. He will meticulously evaluate your situation, giving you an honest and reliable assessment of the legal issues and your likelihood of success. He is intelligent, and he is a true fighter for justice. I would (and do) trust Ben's opinion and skills 100% of the time."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a great attorney--smart and dedicated to his clients. Very friendly and willing to help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is one of the best lawyers I know. He is aggressive, thorough, and he is a fighter. If I ever need a lawyer I am calling Ben."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the greatest pleasures of my career so far was the opportunity to work with Ben Goldberg. Having his legal expertise accessible by a short walk down the hallway was an unparalleled resource and benefitted my practice of law immeasurably. The great thing about Ben is that his brains are matched by his heart. Few have set a better example of having the courage to demonstrate compassion and caring for their clients. He is a credit to the profession."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benjamin without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While a prosecutor, Ben and I opposed one another on several cases. He is always thoroughly prepared, knowing both the applicable law and the facts of his client’s case. Ben earned my respect and admiration as an adversary in the courtroom. Now, as a trusted colleague, he continues to strengthen the legal profession by providing top-notch representation to people in need, making sure our criminal justice system is in fact just."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have crossed paths with Mr. Goldberg in courtrooms in the metro and west Georgia area. He is one of those attorneys who "stands out" in the courtroom. He is articulate, confident, and has an excellent reputation for getting great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goldberg is a knowledgable and passionate advocate who fights to achieve the best result possible for each client. I highly recommend Mr. Goldberg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldberg is quite a knowledgeable and experienced attorney."
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