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Michael Edward Goodman

Criminal defense Attorney at Rockwall, TX

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Michael E. Goodman was a criminal prosecutor before he went into private practice in 2003. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a school teacher. As an educator, he was called to court on a number of occasions to testify on matters involving his students' parents. That experience sparked his interest in starting a career in law.

Clients consider Mr. Goodman honest and fair. On the other hand, other lawyers describe them as aggressive advocates for their clients. Mr. Goodman is serious when it comes to protecting clients' interests.

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The Goodman Law Firm
1008 Ridge Road.
Rockwall, TX, 75087


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Posted by Charlcey | March 23, 2015
Awesome Attorney
This was my first experience with court/lawyers/law suits and Mr. Goodman really made everything easy for me! He answered all my questions in a professional and timely manner! I would recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Pat Walker | March 23, 2015
I picked rthe BEST attorney for sure!!
I picked the BEST attorney for sure. You were fair, kind, respectable an just a all around good man. I couldn't have been more pleased.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2014
Excellent! Outstanding
Treated me as if I was part of the family, was able to handle my case fast and at a reasonable price. He was very Knowledgeable and was able to answer any and all questions I had.
Posted by Kathryn | September 20, 2010
Best Attorney around
Mr. Goodman made my divorce as pleasant of an experience as possible. I had complete confidence in him from beginning to end. His advice was appropriate, and his professionalism was top notch.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t waste your time and money!
First, in the consultation he will tell you he does not charge for phone or email conversations about the case, but when you get the bill the chargers were all there. We spoke about things in the consultation that he said he would do and were possible. Then once he was hired and he did not do them and they were suddenly not a good idea. Sometimes he took days and multiple calls to return a call or email. His office told me the wrong time to show up for court! It took me pushing and pushing him to get things done. His office filed the paperwork wrong with the court and delayed me getting my child support. I had to call to find out what the problem was and when I told him and his staff about it, they insisted what the court clerk had told me was wrong!! Then once everything is said and done, if you have a question about the paperwork he prepared (because he absolutely will not explain it well), he will not answer questions and will tell you he is too busy! I’ve dealt with a few lawyers previously and have never believed in the lawyer “rat” stereotype until I dealt with Michael. All around a horrible experience.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • General Practitioner
  • Goodman Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Kaufman County District Attorneys Office
  • 2000 - 2002


  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2000


  • State Bar of Texas, American Indian Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Rockwall Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2003
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Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Other
"I have known Michael for over 25 years. Whenever I have a client who needs an attorney in the DFW metroplex area, he's the guy I call. And without fail, he always delivers a solid, aggressive representation. I am very pleased to offer this endorsement of Michael Goodman."
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Rockwall Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Edward Goodman
Michael Edward Goodman
Criminal defense Attorney
Rockwall, TX
Licensed for 22 years
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