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.