5.0 stars 36 totalReview Summer Goldman
Posted by Doug
Earlier this year I received the shock of my life when I opened up a letter from the Department of State. I was expecting to see my brand new passport, which I had renewed several times before, but instead I received notification that my application had been denied because I had a nearly 20 year old warrant out for my arrest in Florida.
I had not lived in Florida for many years, and for some bizarre reason the warrant never came up, and I had no idea it even existed. This was really disturbing for me, as not only were the charges completely false, this legal matter was seriously hampering my livelihood, which, in part depends on international travel.
I had no idea what to do or who to turn to, and after doing some research I came upon Summer Goldman, at the Law Offices of Goldman Wetzel. Let's just say it was my instinct, which I always trust, but I just knew Summer Goldman was the lawyer who could help, and I was completely correct. Right from the beginning communication was easy with Summer, and her entire team. I actually got through to Summer right away, and she clearly answered all my questions which gave me confidence that she was highly competent, and my case was important to her and that I would not be put on the back burner. Every time I had a question, or needed a clarification, Summer and her team were always prompt and clear about what I needed to understand.
An overzealous prosecutor dragged out my case far longer than was necessary, with delay after delay, which was a really horrible thing to go through (the not knowing what is going to happen part), but Summer really went the extra mile to bring a favorable resolution to my case. In fact, it's not an exaggeration to say that Summer worked some kind of magic with a very bogged down legal system full of red tape. She knew exactly who to talk to, and what common sense arguments to make to resolve my case.
I believe the prosecuting attorney even called her a 'miracle worker', with his head sunk in defeat, which I have to admit was a very satisfying moment for both Summer and I. Perhaps the prosecuting attorney was just doing due diligence to his job, but he was really barking up the wrong tree on this case, and Summer was able to bring some sensibility and reason to the entire issue.
So, as I type this today, I just got the green light to re-apply for my passport, and I am excited to move on with my life and put this whole experience behind me. If you need some legal help I highly recommend Summer Goldman, and the entire staff at Goldman Wetzel. They resolved my case without it going to trial, and I consider them rock stars of the legal world. Thank you for doing an amazing job!
Posted by anonymous
Highly recommend you hire Summer. You want someone who knows how to play the game. As a former prosecutor in Florida, Summer is your best chance at beating any charges. Do yourself a favor and don't talk to the police and only talk to Summer in any legal related matter. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous
I was refered to Summer Goldman and this was the best referal I've ever been given. She turned the worst year of my life into one where I could still have a future for myself and my family. I am truly grateful for the experience and professionalism she showed in handling my case. If ever in need of a defense attorney I strongly recommend the firm of Goldman and Wetzel
Posted by Harry
I contacted Summer based on her extensive experience on both sides of the judicial bench as a prosecuting as well as a criminal defense attorney. In our first meeting with Summer, it was evident that she is a highly knowledge and competent professional. She listened intently to what we had to say and was extremely insightful into the various aspects of the charge involved. It was obvious from the beginning of the meeting that she had researched the details that we gave her over the phone and was well prepared to use our time together most productively. She answered all of our questions and shared with us how she was going to approach the hearing. We left her office feeling very comfortable with our decision to hire Summer and the hearing ended just as we had hoped. I highly recommend her and would hire Summer again as I trust her judgement completely.
Posted by John
In late July, I was involved in a road rage incident which resulted in me being charged with a Misdemeanor Simple Assault. As a result i was arrested, handcuffed, strip searched and thrown in jail! Awful, Awful, Awful Experience in which I hope to never have to go through again! In Florida a Misdemeanor can carry up to a one year jail sentence, so I knew i had to Hire an Excellent Attorney! So for a week I researched top criminal attorneys in Manatee County, and decided to hire the law firm GoldmanWetzel! One of the best Decisions I have made in a Long Time! With this Law Firm GoldmanWetzel, you get the Experience of 2 Criminal Attorneys Summer Goldman and Beth Wetzel and their outstanding ParaLegal Kristen. All 3 Women work together with one common goal, to provide their client with the Best Criminal Defense Team in South Florida (at a very reasonable and cheap cost/fee)! As a result, within 6 weeks (i never had to attend any court dates, hearings, etc.,) I received an email from Summer Goldman saying the State of Florida had dropped my Misdemeanor Charge and i had been cleared of All Wrongdoing! In Summary, it seems just like yesterday, that I was researching Criminal Defense Attorneys, but instead I am writing a review of my experience! Thank You Summer, Beth and Kristen, Your Team Truly Has Something Special To Offer Its Clients! John (Sarasota)
Posted by anonymous
Summer was a fantastic person to have on our side in what was a difficult and scary time in my family's life. Despite the many twists in this case Summer was always on top of it and prepared to counter the State. Her advice was solid and honest from the first day we sat with her through the end of the case. If a friend or family member found themselves facing the State I would send them to Summer without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous
Summer and her partner Beth were excellent, professional, thorough, and caring. In what was the most difficult time in our lives, Summer took a stand saving not only my life, but my reputation and my family.
Posted by Mark
I was facing a very serious felony firearm charge with some mandatory prison time. Summer,and her partner,were able to work a miracle in my defense,and kept me from being incarcerated.Everyone at the firm has been very easy to talk with, and fully understood my situation.My case was handled very professionally,and efficiently. She was extremely helpful in explaining all my options,with a great outcome. Fantastic law firm!!! Will recommend Summer to anyone who needs legal representation.
Posted by Joann
Summer has been the most amazing lawyer. Ive been dealing with an unjustice for so long. She in an instance turned my life around and met that injustice head on. I am forever grateful beyond words. She gave me my life back. I cant thank her enough. She was compassionate, she was attentive and fixed something in an instance I was not able to for so long. I truly cannot thank her enough.
Posted by anonymous
If you are someone's wife or mother that are looking for a reliable and caring attorney for someone you love, and you really don't know who to believe, Summer is your best choice. We were in a very very desperate mode to look for a Jewish attorney in FL online, since we do not live in FL, we can only have faith in G-d and believe in our first instinct since we don't know anyone from FL and we do not have connection with any attorneys. We were looking several attorney's profiles and their reviews, and Summer was actually not the attorneys that we were first interested, but she was the one wrote the endorsing comments about others. We figured she must be a caring and decent person if she bothers to endorse for her competitor attorneys. I, as a wife, clicked on her profile and fall in love with her by the first sight after I saw her picture and read her profile. My G-dly intuition told me she is going be the one carrying out G-d's blessing and protection in this world. We left a message in the office on Sunday, and she called back within couple hours. She was really patient (like everyone else commented online), compassionate, and super good listener. She did not just over promise people to get their business, she chose to do her researches before she provided her true thoughts and recommendations. Thank G-d our prayers carried out through Summer's excellent experiences and hard work, the case was dropped. No one should be put into terrified challenges like this, but if G-d forbids it does happen, Summer is there for you and your loved ones with G-d's blessings. G-d blesses and may we all only hear good news! Amen!