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William Courtney Ernst Goldstein

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   13 reviews

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%

    32 years, 3,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    32 years, 300 cases

  3. Car accident
    5%

    32 years, 100 cases

  4. Federal crime
    5%

    32 years, 75 cases

  5. Juvenile law
    2%

    32 years, 250 cases

  6. Personal injury
    2%

    22 years, 100 cases

  7. Arbitration
    1%

    32 years, 30 cases

Licensed for 33 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 09/20/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/10/2022

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

Contact William

Moran & Goldstein, L.C.
230 S Bemiston Ave Ste 1200
Saint Louis, MO, 63105-1912

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
I had servers probation violations and was getting know where in live besides inside jails and prisons. The judge had enough of me a order a fugitive warrant. I ended calling serval lawyers that said to turn yourself in and I couldn’t help you with the case. I thought for sure I would end up back in prison and when I get out return into my old habits. Then I called Will he said he could help me and he 100 percent did. He saved my life I fixed going back to my old ways and he got the warrant taken care of. Where I didn’t have to see a day in jail nor start my probation over. I followed his advice and it changed my life for the better. If your looking for an attorney don’t look no further, Will is the person to contact because he’s not only a attorney he’s a person who cares about what happens to his clients. Thank you Will
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best!!
Mr. Goldstein is one of the best lawyers I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. It was the worse situation I could have on my record and would result in termination of my employment. I am a very honest person which made his job more difficult when we went to court. I don't know how, but he was able to save my job due to an over site he found in the case. If you need a great attorney, Will Goldstien is your guy. I couldn't thank him enough. I know what lawyer I will use if I ever need one again. Thanks Again!!!
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Posted by Mary | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr Goldstein is hands down the best attorney! He treats everyone with kindness and respect. He is thorough, professional and a awesome advocate. He tirelessly worked to get the best settlement sending it back multiple times until I was satisfied...Thank You-Mary
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Advocate
Will was referred to me by a friend and was a fantastic lawyer for an incident I had in U City. He was very professional and kept me in the loop about how the case was progressing over the course of a few months. When I had my day in court I knew that I was in good hands, and with Will's advocacy we eventually prevailed on the matter. I would definitely recommend Will to a friend. This was for two disturbing the peace citations.
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Posted by Vincent | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best in St. Louis!!!
I don't know how bad your case may be, but do NOT hesitate to contact will. i thought my situation was hopeless but Will was able to drop the felony I got at a young age to a misdemeanor. He gave me my life back and that's something I can't ever repay. He's also very well liked with clients, in the court room, and even highly praised by other lawyers! TRUST ME HIRE HIM. There's a reason he has a five star review!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence at its Best
Any words I could write in this review could not truly depict how satisfied I was during the process in which Mr. Goldstein's legally represented me. Will represented me and won the case which was impossible to win. Will is well liked in the court and people love him for his smile. According to his peer lawyers - 'Will is The Best Attorney'. I whole heartedly recommend Will for anyone looking for wise logical counsel.
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Posted by Nathan | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Never gave up
After 7 years of dealing with a life destroying conviction that countless other attorneys said there was no way they could help me. Will was recommended by another attorney Mark Kodner. Will heard my case and after tossing the thought around he too came to the conclusion that there was nothing that could be done. He called me a couple weeks later and said he may have found a possible solution. After months of working towards my case we had our day in court. Will being so well liked in the courts for his gentle personality and kindness towards everyone around him made the whole experience soothing for me. We were in and out within a couple hours with a successful outcome! I recommend Will to anyone with any sort of criminal issue. Not sure how bad yours could be but I will say that Will is by far the best attorney to have by your side!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Will did a fantastic job. He had the charges against me dropped and I was able to keep my clean record. This was because of an altercation in a bar that I was involved in.
Posted by Stephanie | February 20, 2014
Above and Beyond
William Goldstein did an amazing job representing my little sister. She was charged with a DWI and possession and he was able to have it dropped to a parking ticket and littering. She and I and her parents stayed in touch with him while she completed everything court ordered. She made it clear that she had made a mistake & was no longer participating in this kind of activity and he was able to convey this to the judge. He was also able to get the judge to sign off on her moving to CA with me to start fresh. We are very thankful for all his help and would highly recommend him. He will help you out as much as you are willing to help yourself.
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Posted by joe italian | February 19, 2014
hire William today...tomorrow it may be illegal!
I love Will , will has been my goto lawyer even if i need advise.. Will is so good< i recieved a appology letter from the state mo stating pretty much we are sorry we ever met you! hahaha thanks will! i have it framed in my house still to this day it is 10 yrs old!
Posted by Dan Simpson | March 14, 2013
The Best
Will, Has helped me in many ways, Not just the law. He is good people ....Takes the time to talk to me and my family... He is honest ...Best Attorney I ever mett.. Feel free to contact me
Posted by Tracey Chambers | January 13, 2011
I cant say enough about Will
I have never had a better lawyer. I put all my faith in this man at anytime for any reason. I met him over 10 years ago and wouldnt ever go anywhere else. I have also sent MANY people his way and they all swear by him. Thanks for all you do Will!!! Love ya , Anna
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2009
ALL OVER IT
I RECENTLY HAD THE EXPERINCE OF WORKING WITH GOLDSTEIN, AND FIRST HAND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THIS GUY IS IT, THE REAL DEAL. ALTHOUGH HE HAS SEVERAL CASES AND PEOPLE TO WORK =WITH, HE STILL TAKES THE TIME TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR CASE IS STILL MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYONE ELES. HE KEPT ME VERY INFORMED, AND STOOD WITH ME THRU EVERY PIECE OF THE LEGAL PROCESS I HAD TO UNDER GO. RIGHT IS RIGHT, AND HE WONT STAND FOR LESS, YOU WOULD BE CRAZY NOT TO HIRE THIS GUY.EVEN HIS O-WORKERS AND OFFICE EMPLOYESS WENT BEYOND TO HELP ME THRU MY SITUATION AND REMAINED POSTIVE INFORMATIVE. NOT ONCE DID I ENTER THE OFFICE AND NOT RECIEVE WARMTH AND ADVISE FROM WHOM EVERY PASSED BY ME. EVN HIS CO-WORKERS GOT IT. AGAIN YOU'D BE CRAZY NOT TO GO TO THIS GUY, HIS NUMBER2 GUY, IS EVEN GOT IT!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Moran & Goldstein, LC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Missouri State Public Defender System
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Blumenfeld, Sandweiss
  • 1989 - 1991

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Carleton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Join Hands ESL Boys Club
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Misssouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Past Chair of the Criminal Law Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • What Criminal Judges Want You To Know
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will's knowledge of Missouri Criminal law and procedure is superb. I have known him and seen him in court for many years, fighting for his clients professionally, always."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is an outstanding attorney. He is an adept and diligent advocate for his clients and an outstanding person as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Will is a great lawyer who has tons of experience in criminal defense law. I highly recommend him!"
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