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Stacey Michelle Goad

Violent crime Attorney at Savannah, GA

4.9   92 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

About Stacey

Learn Stacey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate l

  3. Federal crime
    20%
    The U.S. government, sometimes referred to as the “federal” government, has decided that a number of activities are criminal. These federal crimes are typically very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. Some examples of federal crimes include the use of biological weapons, acts of civil disorder, kidnapping, and racketeering, just to name a few. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should enlist the services of a federal crime lawyer who works w

  4. Violent crime
    20%

  5. Drug Crime
    10%

  6. Sex crime
    10%

From bond hearings to jury trials, I provide aggressive legal representation. I am a criminal defense attorney based out of Savannah, Georgia fighting for the rights of good people, just like you, accused of criminal conduct in the Coastal Empire and beyond.

 

For years, I practiced as a prosecuting attorney in metro Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. Now, I use that experience to benefit you by upholding your constitutional rights and zealously defending you at every stage of the criminal process. I used to build cases for the State of Georgia.  Now, I tear them apart.  That's exactly what I do for my clients every day.

 

If you or someone you love has a legal question- do not wait.  The worst mistake you can make is to hesitate. Contact me now for a free consultation.

 

Law enforcement can, and will, use any permissible tactic to convict you of a crime.  Make sure you have an aggressive advocate on your side to prevent this from happening.

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Licensed for 14 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  92 customer reviews
Posted by lucille sherlock | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is friendly and easy going
She is friendly and easy going, making sure to answer any questions I had. i will recommned to my family and friends. thank you . have a great day .
Posted by margaret arline | November 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am extremely impressed with how things
I am extremely impressed with how things turned out and could not be any happier. Available anytime and responded to all questions/concerns in a timely manner.
Posted by anna mott | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is very personable, professional and punctual
She is very personable, professional and punctual! Through the entire court process she was able to make things very clear without hesitation.
Posted by elsie rascon | October 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
perfect
If you are need need of reliable legal assistance you can confidently depend on Stacey!
Posted by carmen stuart | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Her approach, brilliant.
Her approach, brilliant. I thought my best case scenario was to plead to a lesser charge. But she believed in a dismissal from the beginning and put in the work. She dismantled the DAs case against me! Hiring Ms Stacey Goad has undoubtedly been the best decision I could have made!
Posted by delores greenwood | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
She impressed me from the beginning. She spent time with me and her follow up was consistent. Thank you for believing in me and affecting a huge change in the course of my life.
Posted by katherine hirsch | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Best lawyer ever! I have confidence in her and Im so glad I was able to obtain her services, she saved my life.
Posted by sandra | September 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The process was grueling,
The process was grueling, yet she made it seem easy. She charged me a fair fee and immediately immediately went to work! she is wonderful, timely and efficient!
Posted by janice mccain | September 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars isn't enough.
got my case dismissed; not only that but got my record sealed. What more can l say; 5 stars isn't enough. Thanks again Stacey
Posted by theresa holmquist | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
it will be hard to find someone better than Stacey.
Would I recommend Stacey Goad? 100% If you ever need an attorney, it will be hard to find someone better than Stacey.
Posted by Pedro | August 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Ms. Stacey Goad to anyone who is in need of an expert's legal advice!!!
Ms. Goad provided outstanding professional representation in my case. My case was dismissed, which was better than I hoped for. All thanks to Ms. Goad and her legal services. I would definitely recommend her expertise to anyone who is in need of an EXCELLENT lawyer. She is definitely the REAL DEAL!!
Posted by gina bosworth | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
always make accurate judgment.
Due to her hard work, my case has been DISMISSED!!! She has strong law knowledge, always make accurate judgment.
Posted by linda | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Stacey and her legal services.
My case was dismissed and no need for any trial or court appearance!! I highly recommend Stacey and her legal services.
Posted by annie tilton | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Give her a call!
If you find yourself facing the consequences of a DWI you want the best defense. Give her a call!
Posted by ethel depalma | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Goad is very thorough and knowledgeable.
Ms. Goad is very thorough and knowledgeable. You can depend on her and her associates for the best defense available.
Posted by eleanor tsai | July 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Place! Staff is friendly and always willing to help
Great Place! Staff is friendly and always willing to help! They do their job RIGHT and always strive for the best outcomes!
Posted by edna leininger | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Goad is well researched
Ms. Goad is well researched, well respected and get the results you hope for if not better.
Posted by cassandra scheffler | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
Highly recommend. Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Always Communicated case updates to me and handled everything in a quick and professional manner.
Posted by irene | July 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
they always made me feel at ease
I was super anxious and they always made me feel at ease. They communicated efficiently and professionally throughout.
Posted by caroline benavidez | July 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
They are extremely professional
Stacey M. Goad and staff have gone above and beyond what I expected from a law firm. They are extremely professional and walked me thru each step so I could understand it.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Goad Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chatham County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Senior Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clayton County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Clayton County District Attorney Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • New York Legal Aid Society
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • New York Civil Liberties Union
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Fulton County District Attorney Office
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Kea v. Jackson
  • Case dismissed.
  • State v. Ross
  • Full dismissal of all charges

Associations

  • Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Licensed Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Licensed Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 25 Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms in Georgia for Criminal Defense
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • South's Finest Lawyers
  • South Magazine
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Certified At-Risk Adult Crime Tactics Specialist
  • Georgia Dept of Human Services
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Vehicular Homicide Training Certification Award
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Enforcement Training
  • 2014 Continuing Legal Education
  • 2014
  • Inter-Office Training
  • Evidence and the Court Room
  • 2012
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Law Enforcement and the Court
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (14)
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stacey for many years now, and have nothing but good things to say about her. Stacey is a brilliant advocate in court and a tireless worker out of court. Should the need ever arise, I would consider hiring her myself. Stacey is an excellent attorney that routinely secures excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stacey is a former prosecutor with a big heart. Having gone up against her in court, I can vouch for her tenacity, intelligence, toughness and consummate knowledge of the law. If I were accused of a crime, I would hire her in a second."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Stacey when I was a law student intern. She is an excellent trial attorney, and a great advocate for her clients! I highly recommend her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stacey Goad as a knowledgeable and effective criminal defense lawyer who goes the extra mile for her clients and consistently obtains excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Friend
"Stacey is a relentless advocate and works tirelessly to get you the best results possible. If you're in a pinch, you must have Stacey on your side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked against Stacey when she was a prosecutor and am very pleased to see that she has come to the light and switched sides! She is a compassionate attorney, is well respected, and I highly recommend her!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of getting to know Attorney Goad when she was the Assistant DA assigned to my client's case. She was professional and courteous through out the entire case. Now that she has joined the criminal defense bar, I have noticed that she not only maintains her professionalism in all her cases, but she is truly an excellent lawyer! I have referred cases to Ms. Goad and will continue to do so, as she treats all clients with respect and caring."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stacey is an outstanding attorney with vast experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stacey is one of the finest litigators I know. She is aways prepared when in court or during negotiations. In addition, she has a natural ability to connect with jurors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Stacey in the DAs Office and in private practice. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Goad is a stellar attorney who works tirelessly to defend her clients and zealously advocates on their behalf for the best possible resolution in each of their cases. She is knowledgeable, relatable, compassionate and honest- A true gem in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacey is a wonderful attorney with a passion for the law. She has a real connection with her clients and is always fighting for their best interests. I endorse Stacey and highly recommend her as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Savannah."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Ms. Goad when she was still a prosecutor - we were on opposing sides. I was impressed not only by her professionalism, but her knowledge of the law. She was a worthy opponent. I was glad to hear that Stacey has joined the defense bar. She has the ability to really see through all the distractions that the state throws up in a criminal case and attack the government's case. Anyone who hires Stacey should know that they have not only a brilliant legal mind, but a strong advocate in their corner who has no fear."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stacey goes above and beyond for her clients as demonstrated by the numerous occasions I have seen her in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stacey. She is willing to work hard to get you the best possible result."
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Savannah Violent crime Lawyer Stacey Michelle Goad
Stacey Michelle Goad
Violent crime Attorney
Savannah, GA
Licensed for 14 years