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C. Darold Goodwin

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   9 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About C.

Learn C.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    DUI, Violent Crime Defense, Sexual Assault Defense, Juvenile, Misdemeanor, Felony

    24 years

  2. Divorce and separation

    24 years

  3. DUI and DWI

    24 years

  4. Personal injury
    Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall, Animal Bites

  5. Wills and living wills

    19 years

Moved to Jacksonville in 1985 with the U.S. Navy. Honorable Discharged in 1989. Graduated from University of North Florida in 1994 then University of Florida College of Law in 1999. Worked for the Public Defender's office for the 4th circuit after graduating until entering private practice in 2004.

Married with two children. Oldest is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force and the youngest is entering University of South Florida in the Fall of 2012.

Attends St. Justin Martyr Orthodox Church.


Goodwin & Associates, P.A.
4741 Atlantic Blvd.
Suite E-1
Jacksonville, FL, 32207


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by jemecia | August 21, 2013
C.Darold Goodwin is to be recognized for his professionism extreme knowledge of law,empathy and true caring for his clients and their famlies.This man knows his stuff! His professinalism exceeds expections and he carries himself with great confidence in the courtroom.I will recommend him to anyone in need of a good lawyer. Thank You
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Posted by David | August 7, 2013
Perfect lawyer for the wrongfully accused.
I am a property manager of chain of apartment complexes here in Jacksonville, Florida. In July of 2012 I was arrested and charged with a burglary that simply never happened. I went shopping for lawyers to provide me with a decent defense and found Mr. Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin's price was very reasonable and I feel that I got much more than what I paid for. He spent many hours researching the circumstances of my particular case and prepared an excellent defense for us to use during trial. More importantly, however, Mr. Goodwin was patient with me and understanding of my predicament. Nothing in the world is more important during the stresses of a criminal accusation than someone who is willing to sit down with you and explain what's going on from everyone's point of view and how it is going to be dealt with. I would highly recommend Mr. Goodwin to anyone who finds themselves wrongfully accused.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Goodwin is the best I have seen in a long line of attorney he cares for everyone he works with and have patience and understanding out off this WORLD he stays on top of everything and never keep you out the loop if you need of a lawer I highly recommend Mr.Goodwin the last three letters of his name should give you all the assure you need lol he really is the best
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Posted by Frank | August 7, 2021
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High Value, Superb Professional
I needed an affordable lawyer for my DUI case, Mr. Goodwin was the best price of all the lawyers I called. During the course of the process I could call on him with any question. He was always available and very professional. I had other questions not explicitly related to the DUI case and he was very helpful with those items as well. Darold is by far the best value of all of the lawyers in Jacksonville!
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Posted by Mitchell | July 7, 2021
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Mr. Forbes
Mr Goodwin was a beast in the courtroom. He explain to me what could happen and won't happen. He was very flexible with his fee which allowed me to have trust in what he do. He's a great lawyer with compassion and solice for his clients. Hope to never need him again but if in need, I know I have him on my team!
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney with complex cases
Goodwin is not only well rounded in all aspects of the law, but he takes the time to study specific circumstances and all facts surrounding what you are personally dealing with. He is tactical and a great comfort along the entire case. I was greeted with professionalism, grace and utmost attention to my entire family. He is an absolutely gem in family, civil and criminal law. And importantly, he triumphed with every single case I battled with! Goodwin is an absolute expert in complex , intricate cases that other attorneys cannot handle.
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Posted by Ashley | October 14, 2018
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Honest and Determined Lawyer
I originally started with a different lawyer. The previous lawyer made me feel like I did not have a voice and my concerns didn’t matter. He said the law is the law. I went to Mr. Goodwin for a second opinion and I was the best decision I ever made. In a time sharing case with my son, I wanted to make sure I was able to have as much time as possible. Mr. Goodwin went over all possible senarios and was very honest with me. He listened and was able to win my case in my opinion. I highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2016
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Darold Goodwin
I found Mr Goodwin here on avvo and he was actually the second attorney I contacted about two cases I needed representation for. When I spoke with him over the phone I had a good feeling he was the right person to represent me. I sat down with him for a consultation prior to my court dates and he lead me through the steps of the process and what I can expect. I told him my goals and sure enough he was able to successfully help me achieve them. I am now free of charges and am very happy with his services. I would highly recommend mr goodwin in the family law/ domestic violence arena.
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Posted by Crystal | August 13, 2013
Best lawyer award goes to Mr. Goodwin
I was throughly impressed with his overall attitude and skills. Mr. Goodwin has saved me alot of hassle with his extensive knowledge of the law in dealing with my case. I could not have found a better lawyer with reasonable prices who would go above and beyond for his clients. Thank you so much I am able to enjoy my freedom because of you.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Goodwin & Associates P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of C. Darold Goodwin P.A.
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Office of Snober and Goodwin, LLC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2000 - 2004
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of North Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Freedom Files "Youth Speak"
  • Student Rights Freedom of Speech
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse C.
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Goodwin!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working a very serious sexual battery case with Mr. Goodwin. He was very aggressive and knowledgable. I will proudly say that during our short interactions together I learned a lot from Mr. Goodwin. I endorse this lawyer."
Jacksonville Criminal defense Lawyer C. Darold Goodwin
C. Darold Goodwin
Criminal defense Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 23 years
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