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Ian Jeremy Goldstein

Criminal defense Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Ian Goldstein, Ian J. Goldstein

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 25 years
    Florida - FL 27 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1998
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ian

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Born in the Bronx, New York in 1971, and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA, Goldstein has resided in Palm Beach County since his family’s relocation to West Palm Beach in 1983.  Mr. Goldstein is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, with an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Goldstein limits his practice exclusively to the area of criminal defense in state and federal courts. Having appeared in a multitude of jurisdictions, Mr. Goldstein brings with him extensive experience at both the trial and appellate court levels. While primarily focusing his practice to the South Florida area, Goldstein has also appeared before criminal courts throughout the State of Florida, as well as in Louisiana, Indiana and California. While primarily a trial lawyer, Mr. Goldstein has argued appeals before the Fourth District Court of Appeal, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court of Florida.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Law Offices of Ian Goldstein, PA
330 Clematis Street
Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Steve | July 31, 2015
The Best of the Best.
I was facing a serious felony charge with a mandatory prison term if I was convicted. Ian was straight up front from then beginning to the end. He never led me to believe it would be a open and closed case, always returned every phone call not matter what time of day and treated me like I was the only focus of his attention. His staff is first class as well. Ian is well known and highly respected in the legal community. Due to Ian's skills he was able to get my charge reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor and no time served. If you should ever have the need for a great defense lawyer, you owe it to yourself to at least speak to Ian Goldstein.
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Posted by John R. | May 1, 2010
Professional and Strong Advocate
I have found Ian to be the most professional attorney with outstanding legal skills and integrity beyond all expectations. He fought hard for us and was always available. It was a difficult case but he maintained ethical decisionmaking and etiquette throughout. He was always well prepared, on time and responsive. Ian is very respected in the community and has been supportive of our community for over 20 years. He cares!
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Posted by Natalie | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable Service and Satisfaction
I retained Mr. Goldstein as an attorney involving a criminal case. The case was unique in that it was an illegal search and seizure. I am out of state, therefore I was never able to meet Mr. Goldstein in person. Ian and Robert were both unbelievably helpful with our case. Mr. Goldstein eventually had the charges dropped and did so in a timely manner. If you're looking for a professional, competent, hardworking firm Goldstein and Jette is the place to go.
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Posted by Consulted | June 2, 2015
After my free consultation I was very please with the confidence that mr Goldstein had in working my case....I'm facing criminal charges in Palm beach county an probation violation in another state....I'm very satisfied after speaking with this attorney an look forward to working with him


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ian Goldstein, P.A.
  • 1996 - Present


  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Florida
  • B.S.
  • 1993


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chair, Juvenile Justice Committee
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director
  • 1996 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Superlawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer (Criminal)
  • 2009
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Bar
  • 2008
  • A/V Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • President's Award
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian is a dedicated and extremely bright lawyer who is more than willing to fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian is thorough and knowledgeable. Ian is a pleasure to work against and would be the attorney I would hire in a jam."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is a tenacious and highly skilled tactician in the courtroom. He cares deeply about his clients and no effort is ever spared on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly skilled lawyer. We worked together on a criminal conspiracy case and his insight was invaluable. I would recommend Ian without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian Goldstein is one of the finest criminal defense lawyers practicing in Palm beach County, FL. This man truly cares about his clients and fights and fights and never gives up. His knowledge and his compassion for his clients are beyond compare."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor who has worked opposite of Ian on numerous criminal matters, I can attest to Ian's consummate professionalism, legal acumen, and integrity. Prosecutors respect Ian as an aggressive and smart criminal defense attorney that works hard to deliver results for his clients. More importantly, Ian is someone you can trust. I recommend Ian whole-heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been fortunate to have known Ian Goldstein for nearly fifteen years. Not only have I co-counseled with him on a capital 1st degree murder case, but I consider him to be a great friend. His ethics, commitment to his clients and vast knowledge of criminal law have established him as a preeminent attorney here in Palm Beach County. He is a focused and dedicated advocate, exhibiting the utmost professionalism and preparedness. I would highly recommend Ian to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. During law school Ian Goldstein was a Law Clerk in my office. Over the years I have periodically consulted him. He is without doubt one of the smartest, most ethical and effective lawyers in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ian for over 10 years and would not hesitate to refer any of my clients or friends to him. As an attorney who specializes in Immigration law, I have worked with Ian on numerous occassions. Ian is one of the few criminal attorneys that understands that crimes can have a significant impact on immigration status. Ian has handled my clients with care and has provided them with excellent representation. Ian has extensive experience in both state and federal courts and I am proud to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ian is a very gifted criminal defense attorney. He has been very successful in defending clients that I have referred and all client referrals have expressed great satisfaction with his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ian on many cases over the last 13 years, both on the same side and on opposing sides. He is an extraordinarily skilled attorney who cares deeply about each client he represents. He passionately advocates for every cause he undertakes, and he has earned a well-deserved reputation for handling each case with integrity, compassion and hard work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ian Goldstein for many years, both personally and professionally. In fact, I have worked "against" him in cases. I am familiar with his ability, his work ethic, and his reputation in his field. Mr. Goldstein is hard-working, skilled and ethical, and would be an excellent choice as your lawyer."
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