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Ross Carl Goodman

Criminal defense Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   109 reviews

also known as Goodman Law Group, P.C., Ross C. Goodman, Esq.

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  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 22 years
    Oklahoma - OK 28 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 26 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Ross

Learn Ross’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Drug crimes, theft crimes, casino markers, etc

    28 years, 250 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

    28 years, 250 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

    28 years, 250 cases

BOARD CERTIFIED. PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL RESULTS OVER 25+ YEARS!

Ross Goodman was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps (Major) before returning to his native Las Vegas.  He feels privleged to be in a positon where he can help others through what are many times life altering events working tirelessly to navigate challenging issues resulting in dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts.  He has been featured in CNN, MSBC, New York Times, LA Times, Rollings Stone, the Daily Beast, the Guardain and many other national publications.  He ready, willing and able to put his experience to work for you!

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Goodman Law Group

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Excellent counsel
Ross really guided me towards the best decisions with my case and I'm very happy with his professionalism and commitment.
Posted by Collin Service | October 10, 2012
Professional Lawyer
Just want to thank you for all of your assistance with my little run in I had this past year. There are a lot of firsts in a humans life and this first for me is my last. Lucky enough for me I had you on my side. Your Staff are professionals and it been a pleasure dealing with them. I certainly do not plan on being a repeat customer, but if anyone that I know needs assistance, you and your Team will be who I send them to. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
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Posted by Steve | September 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer In Las Vegas!
Mr. Goodman hands down is the best defense lawyer in the city of Las Vegas and perhaps the state of Nevada. I had called several lawyers and none were eager to help or wanted to help my case except for Mr. Goodman. Paralegal Tiffanie is outstanding and will help answer any questions or concerns you may have. Mr. Goodman truly cared about my concerns, my case, and he had my case dismissed before it even went to court due to his great legal expertise, tenacity, and compassion to help his clients get the best possible outcome. Nevada is called the "Silver State", but with Mr. Goodman as your attorney, you'll strike gold every time!
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Posted by AB | September 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CASE DISMISSED!
I wish to convey my profound gratitude and commend Attorney Ross Goodman for his exceptional legal representation in my recent case. I found myself unjustly accused and facing grave charges related to the alleged crime of battery with a deadly weapon (in this instance, an automobile) and the failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving damage. This distressing situation stemmed from the theft of my license plate, which was subsequently utilized in the commission of the aforementioned offense, approximately one month after I fell victim to the initial incident. This prolonged and emotionally demanding ordeal was nothing short of taxing, to say the least. However, from the outset of our professional relationship, Mr. Goodman exhibited unwavering dedication and a profound grasp of the intricate legal nuances at play in my case. His extensive knowledge of the law and his unwavering commitment to getting my case dismissed was nothing short of extraordinary. He meticulously examined every facet of the prosecution's case, skillfully highlighting the paucity of evidence and inherent weaknesses therein. What truly distinguishes Mr. Goodman is not solely his legal expertise or his esteemed reputation within the legal community, a fact that was clearly evident from the respectful interactions I observed between him and other attorneys at the courthouse. It is his fervent dedication to upholding the principles of justice that truly sets him apart. Mr. Goodman tirelessly championed my rights, investing a considerable amount of time and effort to ensure that justice would prevail. As a result of his expertise and unwavering representation, my case was promptly dismissed, affording me the opportunity to reclaim my life, free from the weight of unjust accusations. I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Ross Goodman to anyone seeking legal counsel. His professionalism, legal prowess, and unwavering commitment to his clients establish a standard of excellence within the legal profession. In times of legal adversity, Mr. Goodman is not merely an attorney; he is a tenacious advocate for the cause of justice. I extend my sincerest appreciation to Mr. Goodman for his unparalleled representation. Thank you for caring, Mr. Goodman! Sincerely,
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer
At 19 years old, I was sentenced to do probation with specific stipulations for a gross misdemeanor in 2017. In 2020 I was facing absconding charges with extreme consequences and 365 days in prison. Due to Mr. Goodman’s expertise and credibility he was able to build an effective defense that favored me. Not only did I not have to serve 1 day in jail, he was able to get me reinstated back into probation. Ross and Tiffanie are genuine and compassionate professionals that care for their clients. I am very fortunate and grateful to have Goodman Criminal Defense by my side during this. As a young adult, I thank them for granting me another chance to regain control over my life.
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Posted by Dan | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best criminal defense attorneys
Ross Goodman is one of the best. I put my trust and faith into his ability to do what's best for me in my case. I was looking at a Felony A and he negotiated my charge to a Misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Ross is worth every penny. He isn't cheap but you can't put a price on freedom. My advice to anyone looking to retain Ross Goodman: Pay his retainer fee, give him all details of what happened that got you arrested, respond with answers or information he requests, and sit back and trust that you are getting the best legal representation possible. He knows what he's doing...
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I hired Ross when I was faced with a nightmare situation. He was able to get my D.V. charge dismissed and his staff was very friendly and had great communication.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Awesome job. He is attentive and onboard, Secretary is great as well. Court appearance went smoothly with a very fair solution
Posted by Mike | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!
Arrested for DUI, being from out of town my wife Googled attorneys and chose Mr Goodman based on reviews. We are so happy she chose him! Being detained, her being alone, she did not know what to do, how to do it. Between Ross & Tiffanie, they made her so much more comfortable and they’re extremely passionate and understanding under the circumstances. I couldn’t be happier with their communication skills and competence. Fortunately my charge was eventually reduced to a reckless driving from DUI. Can’t thank them enough for their work!
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Posted by Jordan | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
Ross was incredible in negotiating the charges down and ultimately having them dismissed. He seriously changed the course of my life. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Somebody referred me to Mr. Ross Goodman and the experience I had was amazing. Truly, he keeps you at ease and very professional with enormous knowledge
Posted by Marie | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Goodman is a beast!
I landed the job of my dreams but then, just like that, the company withdrew their offer of employment due to my background check. Apparently, I had 3 felony charges (burglary, forgery, theft) and a warrant out for me for the past 6 months. I had no clue what these charges were or where they came from. So aside from being devastated from losing a job that could change me and my childrens life, i now have to find out what is going on. I asked family and friends and all said i need to find a lawyer. I read tons of reviews and went on numerous sites and Mr. Goodman was top on all of them. So i met with him and loved that he was a no BS kinda guy. So my dad met him and hired him to tackle my case. He and his assistant, Tiffanie, were awesome. In the courtroom, it goes silent when he walks in. He tells the other party what he wants for his client and thats it. He gets what he wants. I will never recommend or choose another defense lawyer. Hes like a magician...he makes all the bad stuff go away. And i cant thank him enough!
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Posted by Brian | January 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely delivered!
He came through in a BIG way and got the case dismissed! I was falsely accused of domestic battery on my girlfriend at Encore. Ross listened, reviewed the paper work with me and negotiated the case in my favor!
Posted by Kevin | December 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Vice President
Worked with Ross due to his great reputation. Extremely professional and thorough in his approach. I would reccomend him to everyone and anyone.
Posted by Elvin | October 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I was going up against several charges all because I had one too many to drink one night. I consulted with Ross and hired him. Ross was able to negotiate the case in my favor. All I had to do is pay some fees and take an online course. Without a doubt, best lawyer in Las Vegas.
Posted by Megan | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best top lawyer in Vegas
My case was a tough one because I have quite bad priors and it involved battery. Ross was able to not only get an OR so I never had to step foot in jail but I also got my entire case dismissed. I was to complete two very simple tasks of an impulse control class and a small amount for restitution. It was more than I could have ever hoped for as an end result of this horrible situation. It was well worth the money and no further charges added to my criminal record. You're in good hands with Mr. Goodman. He really can get you the best outcome. Spend the extra money to get the best! It's worth it.
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Posted by Stacy Wiliams | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sometime a mistake can ruin a life but thanks to Lawyers like Mr. Ross who gets you out anyway
I was walking into a day pool at a hotel when I was stopped by security who found MDMA and cocaine in my purse. I was embarrased and horrified after being arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony possession of controlled substances. I trusted Ross when I hired him and after a few months he negotiated the case to get it dismissed after paying a small fine and taking a class on-line.
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Posted by J | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ross Goodman
I had a case I didn’t think was going to get dismissed I stressing everyday over it . but Ross Goodman helped me out a lot with it . And had it dismissed. Such a good lawyer I recommend him to anyone .
Posted by Francis | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I got saved by Mr. Goodman
I went to Las Vegas with my fiancé and some friends for a long weekend only to be arrested for Domestic Violence because guests staying in rooms nearby called security after hearing screaming. I showed up at trial and Mr. Goodman got the case dismissed. I appreciate how he and his staff stayed in contact with me during the case and how choices do matter!
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great for battery cases.
I was charged with two counts of battery. Their were several witnesses ready to testify against me. Mr Goodman did an amazing job working with the prosecution to get my case dismissed. He is worth every penny.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Goodman Law Group
  • 2001 - Present
  • Investigator
  • State Bar of Nevada, Client's Security Fund Committee
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Staff Judge Advocate
  • Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Major, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Intern
  • Federal Public Defenders Office
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Intern
  • Texas Court Of Appeals
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1995
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v. Charles Acosta et. al
  • Dismissal of murder and racketeering charges against the Hells Angels stemming from the Laughlin River Run riot.
  • Nev. v. G.G.
  • Reduced Plea of Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Nev. v. A.M.
  • Dismissal of Second Degree Murder and other felony counts reduced to Alford Plea (no admission of guilt) of a Gross Misdemeanor involving a performance of an act in reckless disregard of persons.
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Client's Security Fund Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Course for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • La Pier & Associates Certificate for DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety
  • 2013
  • TOP 100 LAWYERS
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion - DWI - "Defending with Ingenuity”
  • NACDL/NCDD
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • An Interview with Ross C. Goodman, Attorney for Nick Diaz
  • Sherdog Rewind
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (12)
Endorse Ross
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A former jag officer with 19 years of practicing law is what we refer to as experienced. His knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Client reviews are the biggest compliment we as practicing attorneys can receive and his are stellar. READ THEM? Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose but much to gain. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ross Goodman is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal defense, and he consistently achieves the best results for his clients. He is a valued and respected member of the Las Vegas legal community. Malcolm."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ross is great and I recommend him highly =)"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Ross since he was first cutting his teeth as a Marine Corps JAG. He is an exceptional trial lawyer who zealously and professionally represents his clients. Ross is respected by lawyers, judges, and juries alike."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough and thorough litigators."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ross. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, I like his tie and his answers. He is very competent He not only does DUI/DWI but DUO as well, is that like Batman and Robin? All kidding aside he is a fabulous attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Goodman brings a refrshing level of sophistication rarely seen in the courtroom. He is a statesmen: a prepared professional, an excellent listener, and fanatically committed to his clients interests. He is equally respected by those that call on him for advise and oppose him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross Carl Goodman is an exceptionally knowledgeable, extraordinarily helpful, and tremendously accomplished attorney. Mr. Goodman’s consistent ability to successfully serve his clients has earned him the admiration of his clientele and the utmost of respect amongst his peers. Ross Goodman is the obvious choice for anyone who wants the highest likelihood of success in matters involving issues of criminal defense, DUI/DWI and personal injury. Mr. Goodman is the consummate professional and I extend him my absolute highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether you are a celebrity, an athlete or a regular Joe, Attorney Ross Goodman provides top shelf legal advice to his clients. He has won some MAJOR cases in Nevada and is very well known in the legal community for his dedication to his clients and commitment to justice. I highly endorse Attorney Ross Goodman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Goodman is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
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