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Justin L. Goodman

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   39 reviews
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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    I have been practicing law since 2006 when I became a prosecutor. Between 8 years of DUI prosecution and over 2 years of DUI defense, I have seen almost every conceivable DUI fact pattern including 2 DUI appeals.

    18 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    I was a felony prosecutor for 3 years and handled thousands of cases as well as 50 non-DUI criminal defense cases.

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    As a prosecutor in the State Court of Clayton County, I literally handled thousands of traffic tickets every year. Nobody knows speeding and traffic tickets better than I do.

    18 years, 20,000 cases

Justin Goodman is a 2006 graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law and a 2001 graduate of Emory University. While in law school, he targeted his professional development on the practice of criminal law through internships with the Georgia Innocence Project and the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Georgia. He further developed his legal skills as a vocal advocate for those in need through an internship with Atlanta Legal Aid as well as his participation in the Fulton County Jail Project, for which he was awarded the College of Law's Public Service Award.

 

Justin next developed his skills as an experienced trial attorney and negotiator through almost nine years as a criminal prosecutor. He began his professional career in 2006 with the Office of the Solicitor General in Clayton County, Georgia, where he handled a wide range of misdemeanor criminal offenses including DUI, traffic, vehicular homicide, and domestic violence. He then spent three years as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he litigated misdemeanor and felony offenses in one of the nation's most highly esteemed District Attorney's offices. He returned to metro Atlanta and to Clayton County's Office of the Solicitor General as a supervising attorney in 2010. He has handled thousand of criminal matters and tried over 50 cases before a jury, and is comfortable with any situation that might arise during the course of your case.

 

 

Justin began working at George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. in April 2015. His practice focuses on the defense of all criminal offenses in Georgia's courts, with an emphasis on DUI and traffic related matters. He uses the experience and legal knowledge he has developed as well as the relationships he has fostered with prosecutors, police, and judges during his career to achieve just results for individuals throughout the state of Georgia. There is no criminal matter too large or too small for Justin. He is prepared to address every aspect of his cases, and to achieve the best available outcome for each of his clients.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018

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Location

George C. Creal, Jr., P.C.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Richard | March 19, 2024
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Concerned Client
Never having had any issues with the law previously, I was very concerned about who best to contact regarding my legal issues. Fortunately, someone very close to me knew Justin Goodman and what an outstanding attorney he is. Simply, that was the smartest phone call I've made. Mr Goodman is a tremendous listener, an outstanding communicator who clearly explained all my options and as such demonstrated he is truly a caring person. He also quickly realized just how concerned I was and advised me not to be concerned; rather that was now his job! He was both reassuring and positive in his approach and developed a "Plan of Action" which resulted in the best possible legal outcome for me! Yes, that really was the best phone call I've made and I'm so fortunate to have learned of Justin Goodman! Rich, extremely grateful client
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Posted by Terry | October 11, 2023
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Family member potential client
Justin Goodman is amazing! I contacted his office looking for an attorney to represent my nephew with his DUI case. Mr Goodman took my call, research my nephew's case, while I was on the phone, he researched my nephew's case and discussed, in deal. He also provide information to me that I was not aware of. Mr. Goodman was very knowledgeable, professional and extremely compassionate to my situation. He was on the phone with me for an hour and a half. He's very thorough and passionate about his work. If you're looking for an attorney, stop looking, you're found one. Mr Goodman is awesome!
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2023
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Concerned Mother
As a Mother of a son who found himself in trouble. I highly recommend Mr. Goodman, he is kind and explains everything to calm a mother down. Mr. Goodman was able to apply his skills to get my son’s chargers reduced so that he has a clean start to a bright future.
Posted by Yvette | June 17, 2023
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They DO exist!
I didn't think I would ever come across a lawyer who is good at what he does, and a genuinely nice guy. My husband was in need of his services, and the result he negotiated for him was better than anything we could have hoped for. DUI reduced to reckless driving!
Posted by Katlin | April 7, 2023
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Justin Goodman
You need Justin Goodman! I had charges ranging from drug- fraud/forgery in three different counties (Hall, Fulton, DeKalb) and was able to have all reduced to ONE charge of Disorderly Conduct. No scheduled meetings were centered on finances or what I could do for him, he simply asked for the facts and got right to business. He is straight forward, well spoken, and precise. He was very clear throughout the process that every decision was in my hands and that he was on my side. His guidance and persistence has allowed me a second chance towards my future, and for that I am forever grateful. Five out of five stars, people. There is no other that I would recommend.
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Posted by Tanja | November 8, 2022
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Dui reduced
Justin is more then a 5star he tells you exsactly how the case gone go and 9 times outta 10 he’s right I would use him for my lawyer/attorney EVERYTIME ..thanks Justin
Posted by Eric | October 25, 2022
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DUI case in Fulton county
Justin Goodman is a great lawyer and I highly recommend hiring him for a DUI case. This was my second DUI and Justin had it reduced to reckless driving. Much better outcome than the first one I had and couldn’t thank him enough.
Posted by Clinton | October 24, 2022
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Lawyer
Justin Goodman did an amazing job with my case. He helped get my DUI reduced down to a reckless and he was very professional. He is the best lawyer in Atlanta.
Posted by Dominique | October 24, 2022
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DUI to Reckless Driving
Last October I got my first DUI in the state of Georgia. I found Justin online and he already had GREAT reviews so I decided to go with him, I told him my situation and he explained everything to me clearly and throughly to make sure I understood how the entire process was going to go. He was able to get the charge reduced to reckless driving and I got to keep my license. If you need a lawyer that's going to get it done Justin Goodman is definitely your guy! Thanks for everything Justin!
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Posted by Alexis | October 3, 2022
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
If you want an honest and straightforward lawyer who will do everything in his power to get you the best results possible on your case, then I 100% recommend Justin Goodman. My case was held in Fulton county state court. I was arrested for dui and following to closely which resulted in a car accident. To be honest, my case was looking really bad. Justin was able to get my case reduced to reckless driving. He is truthfully the best lawyer anyone could hire. If you’re stuck between him and another attorney, I HIGHLY suggest Justin Goodman!
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Posted by Stephanie | August 18, 2022
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DUI 2022
I got my first DUI in Fulton County in May of 2022. I hired Justin within the next few weeks. After the initial consultation with Justin, I knew that I wanted him to represent me. Justin went to my license hearing for me and kept me updated throughout the entire ordeal. With my BAC level, I was expecting the worst. I just had court in August 2022 and Justin spoke for me with the prosecutor. When Justin told me my DUI was reduced to a reckless driving, I was beyond relieved. Overall, I can say that Justin is very understanding and patient. He will work with you through all your needs and keep you informed on your court case. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and Justin delivered that.
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Posted by Andrew | May 13, 2022
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Very smart, understated Attorney who overdelivers
I had the opportunity to hire Justin back in 2020. I had never had legal trouble, and a DUI arrest caught me off guard. I interviewed over the phone and in person with a few other very well known firms. These men seemed very knowledgeable, but also seemed to be talking a a bit over my head, and focusing on potential technicalities. As each day passed from my arrest, and subsequent night in jail, I was coming to terms that this would be mainly about mitigating the consequences and owning up to my poor decision to drive that night. From the initial phone call Justin was a breath of fresh air. I really appreciated that this was a bright guy who had gone to Emory for undergrad and had then worked in DA offices for Clayton County twice, and up in Mass. What I could gather is if I wanted to mitigate my eminent penalties I would need someone who could speak in kind as my advocate to the Prosecutors. In our meeting in person he explained that I could call or text and reach him directly. Other big shot firms I met had secretaries and buffers. I appreciated this, and made every attempt to not abuse this privilege. Justin always kept me apprised at every step of the way with potential outcomes. We ended up with an outcome which I deemed more than satisfactory given the circumstances of my ordeal.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2021
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Best Lawyer in Atlanta Georgia
My case was in Rockdale County Superior Court. My case was originally a felony and was reduced to a traffic violation, thanks to Justin king eye and knowledge of the law. I was very happy with the out come. He went toe for toe , head to head he didn’t bend nor fold and got me the results that Iam happy with today. Thank you Justin, thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2021
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Attentive, Personable, and Knowledgeable!
I was cited foe a BUI (Boating Under Influence) in GA waters. Little did I know this was a criminal offense, so after thoughtful consideration and research, consulted and definitely hired Justin Goodman as my attorney. I immediately knew after the first consult call, his knowledge and record was a leading factor in hiring him. After it was all said and done, Justin was able to work with the prosecutor and my charges were decreased to Reckless Operation of a vessel. All I had to do was pay a fine and it was all finally behind me. I truly suggest if you have any law needs, give Justin a chance, you will NOT be disappointed.
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Posted by Rosalyn | December 11, 2020
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DUI Attorney
Justin is phenomenal! I got arrested for DUI in July 2020. Justin got my charges reduced to reckless driving. My process was less than 6 months. He was always available to answer any questions I had at any time. I 10/10 would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2020
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A Man that Lives up to His Last Name
TL;DR: I'm in my mid-twenties, and I was the defendant in my 2-count misdemeanor case. I had an issue with one of two charges, but I accept/ed responsibility for the other charge. That is where my case begins... — I hired Mr. Goodman between January and February 2019 expecting all proceedings to conclude within 3 to 4 months. Little did I know my case would endure an unprecedented escalation to State court given what I thought was an open and shut case. After a grueling year though, my case was heard in December 2019. In December 2019, Mr. Goodman was able to present a watertight case to the State prosecutor and judge, thus swiftly ending our painful fight. He was able to execute such a deal despite my rather hands-off communication with him during the entirety of the case. I was enduring medical matters during the case–only making Mr. Goodman's job of defending me more difficult. Yet... He understood, and for that, I am forever grateful. --- So... In short! I'm not sure whether I'm more satisfied with my case's result, or whether I'm still surprised at the tolerance and professionalism that Justin has provided me throughout 2019. Mr. Goodman is no longer my attorney, but he still is and will remain, my role model in practicing patience, empathy, sympathy, and most importantly fairness among one another. Anyway, if you've read this far, I know it seems like I just threw out a vague case summary with not even constructive criticism to speak of, but I have NONE! So, please do not take my words lightly if life seems rather dark for you at the moment. Therefore, if and when you need an attorney; and IF you have any sense of self-preservation, humility, or whatever else–don't skip over Mr. Goodman as he surely lives up to his last name. Thank you, Justin. From my family to friends and neighbors, you are a saint. P.S. Mr. Goodman doesn't BS, and I'm sure he doesn't like hearing it either. The sooner he knows your story, the sooner he will fight tooth and nail for the sake of what I believe is the power of truth no matter how difficult.
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Posted by Noah | November 25, 2019
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CDL suspension
Justin Goodman was quick, professional, and efficient when I hired him to look into an issue I had reinstating my CDL. Very pleased.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer!
Justin is a very meticulous person that will ensure that you are fully aware at all times of what is happening in your case. He is honest and realistic in the potential outcomes that could occur. Justin managed to get me a great deal where I only had to do some community service hours. He is an awesome person and even better lawyer, I highly recommend him for any alcohol-related incident that you may have.
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Posted by Jonathan | June 20, 2019
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DUI Reduction
Justin was competent, informative, and worked effectively to resolve my case in a satisfactory reduction. Hopefully I won't require his services again, but I will rehire him if I ever need similar representation.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
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Best Possible Outcome
From our first conversation to the last, Mr. Goodman was always focused on the best possible outcome for my complicated case. With a disorderly conduct charge in the Atlanta Municipal Court, I was worried of so many different factors facing my charge. But with the consistent guidance, off-the-clock communication, and his experience as a former prosecutor.. Justin ultimately got my case DISMISSED!!
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • George C. Creal, Jr., P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Assistant Solicitor General
  • Office of the Solicitor General, Clayton County
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney, Middlesex County, MA
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Office of the Solicitor General, Clayton County
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • NHTSA Certificate DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Training
  • 2011
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Emory University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public Service Award
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • ICLE Georgia 2013 DUI Update
  • How the State and the Defense Can Ethically Do a Better Job
  • 2013
  • Solicitor General's Conference
  • Use of Electronic Evidence in the Courtroom
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a smart and knowledgeable attorney. But even more important, he works hard and is dedicated to his clients and their cases. He is passionate about winning and making sure all of his clients are able to fully comprehend their legal situations. I would confidently recommend Justin and his firm to handle any case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"As I am a Florida attorney, Justin Goodman was able to answer some questions about GA law regarding a client's driver license suspension in GA. Justin is knowledge in his area of practice and if I knew someone in his area that needed a DUI attorney in GA I would recommend they give him a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked against Mr. Goodman when he was a prosecutor and found him to be a worthy opponent as well as easy to work with and resolve cases with. It is nice to see him on the other side of the aisle, and I would recommend him to anyone facing a DUI or other criminal charge in the metro Atlanta area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a former prosecutor and very talented DUI lawyer. He is experienced, well trained, and one of the smartest guys around. If you have the need, you cannot find a better and more knowledgable lawyer. I would confidently suggest you Justin's services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced, caring, and hardworking DUI attorney. He was exceptional as a prosecutor for 8 years and continues to be an excellent advocate for persons charged with DUI."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin was perhaps one of the finest, professional, intelligent, honest and hardest working prosecutors that I have dealt with in the practice of law. He is extremely well-liked and respected by judges, juries and his fellow attorneys. George Creal is very lucky and fortunate to have Justin working for him now."
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Atlanta DUI and DWI Lawyer Justin L. Goodman
Justin L. Goodman
DUI and DWI Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available