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Robert Rockower Goldstein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.4   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    ven if you don't have children, choosing the right divorce lawyer is critical to your divorce proceedings. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding to help you in what could be the most important fight.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Sometimes even the most responsible adults find themselves overwhelmed with too much debt, which can leave them bankrupt.

  3. Criminal defense
    There are few things more frightening than the possibility of going to jail. Columbus area attorney Robert R. Goldstein understands the anxieties associated with criminal law cases, and even traffic tickets


     After graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Psychology, I spent a year performing stand-up comedy.  After successfully defending myself against a speeding ticket, I decided to go to law school at The Ohio State University College of Law.  In 1992, when I still didn't have my own late night talk show, I dedicated myself to my legal career.

     Since then I have represented thousands of clients in nearly every aspect of law.  I take a personal and sincere interest in every case I handle and I strive to provide quality service at affordable fees.

     I provide a free no-obligation in office initial consultation.  Call today to let my 30 years of experience work for you.

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4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Dina | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Top Attorney
I fully recommend Robert Goldstein. If you are in need of an attorney than you want to be protected by the best. Bob has a wonderful legal mind. I didn't initially realize all the different types of law he practiced, but he was was so helpful to me during my difficult divorce. He understood the situation and knew the best way to attack the problem and come up with a solution. I feel very lucky to have had him in my corner working for me.
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Posted by David | July 7, 2013
My views on Bob as an attorney
Bob is a great attorney. He helped my son get a reduced ticket in traffic court . Bob researched and found the traffic ticket was written incorrectly. He negotiated a commercial real estate contract for me. I was dropped from a class action lawsuit, and Bob got me reinstated. The result was that I received thousands of dollars that I would not have received had I been dropped from the lawsuit. As you can see Bob is multi talented and receives my highest recommendation.
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Posted by SM | May 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough, Knowledgeable and Doesn’t Waste Your Time!
Robert was very thorough, listened to my long rant about my civil matter and gave clear, concise advice as well as some what to expects. Very appreciative!!
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Efficient, and Effective
Mr. R. Goldstein, I was a little skeptical at first. However, I Don't recall if I thanked you in court. I was elated with the outcome. And I just wanted to take this time to say Thank you Mr. Goldstein and Treja. I appreciated the manner in which you handled my case. You were efficient and very effective with producing a desired outcome . Thank you once again. Sincerely, GMRP December, 2016
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Posted by Michelle | July 8, 2013
Robert Goldstein fought for my rights and won!
Not even a month after I replaced my car’s engine, I was involved in an accident that was not my fault. My car was totaled. In calculating my settlement, the insurance company refused to consider the mileage on the new engine . Thanks to Robert Goldstein fighting for my rights, the insurance company gave me what my car was truly worth with the new engine.
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Posted by Paul | July 3, 2013
I must say that I was so impressed by this attorney. He was the second attorney I had tried to use. The first was uniformed and incapable. Mr. Goldstein could do more for me in fifteen minutes than my other attorney did in 6 months. He also did all of this when not many other attorneys understood how to work my case. After losing much before hiring Mr. Goldstein, I even received a refund of left over funds that came to fruition due to his cost savvy.I have never heard of that before and thank him for resolving my case without ever going to court. He is a great attorney and I can't express my gratitude enough for his work and helping me to begin to take the first steps in rebuilding my life back after a debilitating circumstance. I give my best wishes to his office and secretary for their capabilities and responses. I highly recommend this attorney and his staff. Thank you Mr. Goldstein for a job well done.
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Posted by Joseph | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
STAY AWAY-Nearly went to jail
Went to establish visitation. Agreement papers in court contained out dated language that the Judge didn't sign. Sat many months on a desk somewhere. Was advised that mistake was found and nothing to worry about, would be taken care of. Additional months had past and kept calling Child support agency. Received court papers my child support was in the rears. Prosecutor told me my attorney (Goldstein) didn't pick up my paper and deliver them to agency across the street. Needless to say the charges were dropped against me; however, could have went to jail all because someone didn't complete their job. I was immediately over $5,000 in the rears, which went directly to my credit report. Had to go back to court to fix this mess. This was a complete nightmare that could have not gone any worse.
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Response from Robert Goldstein February 6, 2020
I'm not entirely sure who this person is or if he was even a client of mine. I have no recollection of this incident. Further, when court papers are signed by a Judge, they are automatically transferred to the CSEA by the clerk's office. If paperwork was not received by the Child Support Agency, that would have been a mistake made by the clerk and not by the attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Robert R. Goldstein, Attorney at Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Allen Chern Law
  • 2014 - 2015
  • owner
  • Goldstein & Associates
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Managing Attorney
  • Hyatt Legal Services
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Staff Attorney
  • Hyatt Legal Services
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • law
  • 1992
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988
  • Upper Dublin High School
  • Diploma
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • John Hancock Life Insurance Company v. Michael W. Madison, et. al.
  • Summary Judgment to my client, awarding him the full value of the policy.
  • U.S. Trustee v. Graft
  • Judgment to Debtor saying that debts were discharged, saving her $9,764.00
  • City of Ashville v. Sleffel
  • Appeal was granted and conviction was overturned


  • Columbus Torah Academy
  • Chairperson of Marketing Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Creditor Education Coalition
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Student Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1992 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Collegiality Committee
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Lawyer's Performance Ensemble
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Student Bar Association
  • President
  • 1991 - 1992
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed as Columbus SuperAttorney
  • Columbus Jewish News
  • 2023
  • Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Columbus
  • 2022
  • Top Rated Attorney in Central Ohio
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Attorney in Central Ohio
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2nd Place in Hashtagmania
  • Hashtag
  • 2014
  • Approved Candidate
  • Global Edition of Who's Who
  • 2014
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 2003
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 2002
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 2001
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 2000
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 1999
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 1998
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 1997
  • Circus Daddy Award
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple
  • 1996
  • Bronze Key Award
  • American Bar Association/Law School Division
  • 1992
  • HLS Top Revenue Award
  • Hyatt Legal Services
  • N/A
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  • Facebook
  • Arguing utter nonsense with "friends"
  • 2023
  • e-book
  • The Ohio Family Law Handbook
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sinai Scholars
  • Maintaining a balance between work and personal
  • 2023
  • HashtagMania II
  • improv
  • 2015
  • Congregational Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • various
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goldstein is widely respected by his peers and is excellent attorney and I certainly endorse him as an attorney to meet your legal needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert has extensive experience in the areas of debt relief and bankruptcy. He is professional with his clients and fellow attorneys."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Goldstein is a zealous advocate for his clients. He has impressed me with his thorough evaluation of client’s situations while always showing compassion. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to him for assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Goldstein does an excellent job for his clients. He has been a great mentor for me as well."
General practice Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Bob on play productions (theater) and found him to be clever and easy-going."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bob taught me everything I know about how to be a good attorney. He has always been a great mentor and role model for me. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need."
General practice Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Friend
"Robert Goldstein is an experienced and caring lawyer. He makes a real effort to understand each client individually and represent them according to his/her needs."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob Goldstein has been my opposing counsel on family law cases and I have always found him to be knowledgeable, ethical and reasonable. He is a fine lawyer."
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