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Steven Michael Goldman

Criminal defense Attorney at Wheeling, IL

3.6   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

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Law Office of Steven M. Goldman
I8 W Dundee Road
Wheeling, IL, 60090

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3.6 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Josh | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely best and most thorough attorney I've ever met.
Mr. Goldman is the most thorough and professional attorney myself and many friends and family have done business with, having his representation. Through the years, unexpected and sometimes life-altering, situations may arrise and that's a scary, horrible feeling. Steve tells you like it is and exactly what he can do for you, no false expectations. He has incredible know how and confidence. I have, and would again, trust Steve with any case or situation. He is definitely the best attorney I've worked with and always will.
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Posted by Kevan | July 2, 2020
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Excellent representation
Stephen was very professional and took all the work out of my hands. He was excellent at keeping me informed and he was able to fight and win a hearing to have my license reinstated. For any matter with a dui I would highly highly recommend Stephen Goldman, because he is an expert in this area!
Posted by Joe | April 2, 2014
Excellent attorney
I have had a couple interactions with the police over the years and of all the lawyers I have hired, none have ever quite gotten the job done like Mr. Goldman. His vast knowledge of the law and unique approach are the only reason I am a free man today. Hire this lawyer if you want someone who will examine your case from every angle and put forth a noticeable and concerted effort into the situation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
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Excellent lawyer, terrible employees
Excellent service provided by Mr. Goldman himself. He was always professional and helpful in explaining every process of my case. However his secretary was extremely rude and unprofessional and since I had to deal with her 100% of the time before talking to Mr. Goldman, I am rating him 2 stars. Beware of not only the lawyer you hire, but the employees that work for him as well. Extremely rude woman who brought my wife to tears and never apologized even when she admitted she was wrong.
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Posted by Bob | June 26, 2018
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I did not like the representation by Steve Goldman
I paid him 19,000 dollars in January of 2018. He withdrew from my case in June of 2018 after making only four court appearances. He did not refund me any money,yet he only filed one motion. That motion was a motion to withdraw,filed by an associate, in June of 2018. He did not give me a reasonable notice in serving me the withdraw notice. His partner gave me the notice less than an hour before my criminal case was heard. This is likely a breach of ethical rules for Illinois lawyers.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Censure issued in IL, 2018
updated on 06/28/2019

Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldman's cross examination skills make him a good lawyer to watch for other attorneys looking to improve their skills. He continues to be one of the best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and would recommend Mr. Goldman to everyone and anyone. I have been practicing for 24 years. I was the youngest judge in Colorado history, a magistrate, a prosecutor in three districts, a law professor, and have worked in private practice for years. I still learn from his Avvo answers each and every day. He is a huge credit to the legal system. Hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Steven Michael Goldman for his excellent analytical ability, attentive approach to his clients, legal knowledge and cordially respectful attitude towards colleagues and peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Steven Goldman is an EXCELLENT trial attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven Goldman for about six years and have had numerous occasions to observe him in court and have participated in trials with him as well. I have have the utmost regard for his legal skills and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
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Wheeling Criminal defense Lawyer Steven Michael Goldman
Steven Michael Goldman
Criminal defense Attorney
Wheeling, IL
Licensed for 26 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details