Persistent, Passionate, Principled Criminal Defense. Top-rated 2.5%. State & Federal felonies & misdMy firm focuses its practice in sex crimes, violent crimes, and federal crimes. I fight to win.Aggressive DUI defense. Hundreds of DUIs successfully handled. Fight to win your DUI.Tirelessly Fights Back Against the Federal Government to win your freedom.Aggressively Fights False Allegations of All Sex Crimes.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40 in California||National Academy of Defense Attorneys||2014|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star in Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers under 40 in CA||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Cum Laude||Georgetown University Law Center||2003|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa||1999|
|Magna Cum Laude||Georgetown University||1999|
|CJA Conflict Federal Panel Attorney||United States Central District of California||2013 - Present|
|Partner||White Goldstein||2008 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Partner||Law Offices of Karen L. Goldstein||2006 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Indigent Criminal Defense Appointment Panel (ICDA)||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Federal Defense Attorneys||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|People v. Michael Fenton MA056050||Acquittal on all charges after jury trial|
|People v. Mirna Marin||Acquittal after jury trial|
|See all legal cases|
|Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes||The Modern Day Scarlet Letter: Defending People Accused of Sex Crimes||2014|
|Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Forum||The Uncertain Future of Federal Child Pornography Sentencing||2013|
|Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law||Assisted Reproductive Technology||2003|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Georgetown University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Indigent Criminal Defense Appointment Panel Winter Seminar||Sex Crimes Defense||2014|
|Fiddler Institute of Criminal Justice||Sex Crimes Defense||2014|
|Money 101 with Bob McCormick||DUI Laws in California||2012|
Posted by Andre
After speaking with multiple criminal defense attorneys, I knew that Karen was the attorney I needed to hire and move forward with. The reason why I knew she was the one was because she didn't mention money and/or payment right off the bat. Yes, criminal defense attorneys are VERY expensive, but you don't want to work with someone who is going to give you the cost before they try to sell their product to you. She listened to me, she was engaged in the story I was telling her, she was asking all the right questions. Given the very unfortunate circumstances of my case, Karen was able to explain to me how the proceedings would work from A to Z. She was always on time, responded to emails in a timely fashion, and knew exactly what we needed to do in order to win the case. We ended up hiring a private investigator that Karen had worked with in the past and she was just as amazing. With their diligence, we were able to obtain a case diversion with the prosecutor and eventually a complete dismissal without any record of it. I genuinely would recommend Karen for anyone facing a criminal defense charge. It was the best choice to hire her for my defense in the worst circumstance.
Posted by Vanessa
Karen Goldstein is the most professional, knowledgeable, and qualified attorney I ever came across. She was very helpful from the first free consultation through out the end of the case. She responded to my emails promptly. She was able to clarify all my doubts and concerns regarding the case all the time. I was very impressed about her familiarity with the Van Nuys court. Karen Goldstein is a well respected attorney who can be trusted and really cares for her clients.
Posted by anonymous
Karen is a genius!
I was facing a felony charge with a potential 3 year prison sentence and sexual registration. I felt hopeless and ashamed and I thought that all hope of a positive outcome was lost. Karen's professional demeanor, knowledge and experience gave me the peace of mind that I thought I'd never have.
Through Karen’s hard work she was able to reduce my felony charge to 2 lower misdemeanors with no jail time, no sex offender registration and no community service! My sentence was ultimately reduced to 2 years of informal probation, which included therapy and 12 step meetings.
I can speak from experience that facing prison as a result of a sexual related crime is nearly unbearable. Karen helped me to relax and think positivity about my situation and not to dwell on the negative emotions and thoughts that I was experiencing. She provided the peace of mind that is almost impossible to find in a time of need and was able to work out a deal with the DA that I never thought would be remotely possible.
I HIGHLY recommend Karen L. Goldstein for any sexual related legal issue that one might have the misfortune of finding themselves in. She truly is Persistent, passionate and principled!
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