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Cory Jon Goldensoph

Criminal defense Attorney at Cedar Rapids, IA

3.7   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Cory

Learn Cory’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Don't let the prosecution bully you in to a plea – stand up for your rights and let Cory Goldensoph represent you. Call today for a free case evaluation.

    22 years

  2. Family
    Divorce is a complicated process that needs to be navigated carefully. Cory Goldensoph can help resolve child support issues, child custody, prenuptial agreements, and much more. Call today for a free case evaluation.

    22 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    Every OWI is defensible. With the help of a skilled and detail-oriented attorney like Cory, you can fight those charges in and out of court, and preserve your innocence. Call today for a free case evaluation.

    22 years


Born and raised Iowan, I grew up valuing the hard work and determination needed to be an attorney. With a practice primarily focused on criminal defense and family law, I promise to always treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. 

Licensed in 2002, I have spent a lot of time and practice understanding the state and the federal court system. My criminal law practice focuses on all types of felony and misdemeanor charges, including OWI/DUI, drug crimes, theft, white collar crime, murder, assault, burglary, robbery, kidnapping, gun crimes, and all types of traffic charges.

As stated above, my practice also focuses on family law issues and I have represented clients dealing with divorce, child support, custody, as well as premarital and prenuptial agreements. 

In my free time, I enjoy running, working out, performing in theater, and spending time with my wife and two kids.


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Posted by Raymond Sutton | January 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Possession Vs. State with incredible victory!
Having my first consultation with Corey I was highly intrigued by his personality and how confident he was with my run through of my case. Needless to say I hired him later that week. Goldensoph started off by obtaining all documents from said case and mailed them promptly. He would always call if anything came up and would be available for meetings. I was receiving new mail every couple of days, from dispositions to evidence. Made me feel like I was informed. I was nervous days before pretrial to say the least but Corey reassurance and confidence kept me mentally stable. He is very interpersonal with Jury selection, many felt comfortable with questions that are sometimes hard to ask. I was impressed to say the least walking into the first day of trial. It wasn't until the closing statements until I really saw what Goldensoph does for a living. He wrapped up the entire two days of trial in a totally of five well worded minutes. The jury was left with a question. If his client was innocent or guilty. After deliberations the jurys verdict came back not guilty.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2016
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Cory contacted me very shortly after i sent a question on line He was very helpful and willing to work with me to the degree i needed.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Cory was wonderful. Very quick to respond to emails and turn around for documents was very short. Very kind and approachable. Cost couldn't be beat. Highly recommend Cory!
Posted by Mike Krejci | October 18, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Cory Goldensoph is a skilled and extremely trustworthy professional.
I had a negative experience with a local entrepreneur. I called Cory and he immediately pointed me in the right direction.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very disrespectful and very unprofessional. Cory yelled in my face and screamed the f bomb at me several times in the courthouse due to me not willing to take a plea in a case I didn't do. He set my ptsd at a high .... and was mad and mis led me ....offered no defense . He broke confidentiality when my daughter (which i dont talk to because she is toxic) showed up at my court date .
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Posted by C | August 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Waive your Speedy Trial Rights Against your Wishes
Court assigned lawyer. Badgered me about waiving my speedy trial rights, even calling me stupid and a fool. So he went behind my back and filed to waive them. Judge McPartland believed him and allowed it...there was nothing I could do. Maybe if he didn't go on three vacations during that time, his client wouldn't have to sacrifice their constitutional rights. Yet 24 days later he still had not done one thing he promised Judge McPartland he would do if waived; so I was allowed to 'fire' him. Judge Cox would let me speak at hearing to put on record...come to find out b/c they wanted to use against me and say I could get along with her counsel. On another case, I had to remind him to file a motion to dismiss--speedy trial violation. (he accidentally included an email from a judge that uses two names, Judge Angie Johnston/Judge Angeline M. Wilson-also married to the local head public defender, in my case file he sent me.) He promised me he would file it on record. Lies. And I had to say EMAIL! At the hearing to FORCE him to bring it up. Judge Wilson/Johnston became stop sign red with a vein bulging from her forehead and hissed, "WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO RECUSE MYSELF?!" She then said she would email her decision. Had to browbeat him into sending it to me...subject line C.....R..... 90 Speedy Trial Hearing in the body of the email....this pains me. Everything she put in her dismissal order she blamed on me; but of course she granted it. Think she would want that going to Appellate Court? *L* She denied him defense fees; I would assume as one of many punishments. Oh yeah, he still will not resend me the video footage Linn County Asst Attorney Katherine Shimkat cooked up trying to tack extra charges. I assume his office if not other attorneys will try to get this review removed...because it's true. PS Linn County Iowa Courthouse does not give you Pretrial Release revocation hearings, just automatically conclude guilt and jack your bail. He would motion for reconsideration/appeal them. Msg me for more details, there's not an upload option.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cory Goldensoph
  • 2003 - Present


  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Iowa
  • Bachelors
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Client
  • Not Guilty
  • Federal Government v. Client
  • Jury acquitted client
  • State v. Client
  • Not Guilty
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  • Safe Place Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • 2008 - Present
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Cedar Rapids Jaycees
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Cedar Rapids Jaycees
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Cedar Rapids Jaycees
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Fall Seminar
  • Drug Treatment Courts
  • 2012

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Cedar Rapids Criminal defense Lawyer Cory Jon Goldensoph
Cory Jon Goldensoph
Criminal defense Attorney
Cedar Rapids, IA
Licensed for 21 years
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