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Angela M Wilson-Goodman

Divorce and separation Attorney

4.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1996
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details

About Angela

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The strongest asset I bring to my law practice is my personality.  I am diligent and tenacious, and I think "outside the box", which means I will explore all reasonable avenues and alternatives to help my clients get the best results for them and their family.  There is no "cookie-cutter" solution to family law so why should a family law attorney approach every single case the same way?  I am frank and forthright with my clients, giving them an honest, realistic opinion on what they are facing, not a sugar-coated sales pitch. I firmly believe in educating my clients as to the issues they are facing, good and bad, so that the client can make the best decision for them.  After all, they are the ones that will have to live with the outcome, and that outcome will impact the things important to them, i.e. their children, families and financial resources.  I have the skills to craft an appropriate settlement agreement where settlement is appropriate, and am an aggressive litigator who will pursue all reasonable angles when a case has to go to trial.

In my spare time, I read voraciously, spend time with my family whenever possible, and am an avid swim team mom.

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4.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by sakohly | June 11, 2012
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TESTIMONIAL FOR ATTORNEY ANGELA WILSON-GOODMAN I am very pleased to offer this testimonial for Attorney Angela Wilson-Goodman. Not long ago Mrs. Wilson-Goodman represented me in a very hotly contested divorce. The biggest point of contention was visitation with our minor child. My ex-wife was offering very minimal visitation and I simply wanted a fair and equitable amount of visitation time. Mrs. Wilson-Goodman proved to be a very staunch supporter of father’s rights as she very effectively and aggressively fought for my rights as a father and ultimately the Court ordered what we considered a fair and equitable visitation schedule. Another thing I experienced while represented by Mrs. Wilson-Goodman, was the fact that she took the time to get to know you and treated you like a person, not just another case file. Mrs. Wilson-Goodman’s office staff has always been very courteous and professional and the billing has always been accurate. I would heartily recommend Mrs. Wilson-Goodman, especially to father’s who want fair visitation schedules as she is a very strong advocate of father’s rights. Andrew M. Kohly  My husband first entered Angela Wilson-Goodman’s office frantic over his divorce going to court without anyone representing him. She kindly listened to his situation and bravely took his case. She heard what my husband was had to say about the personality of his ex-wife and what led up to the divorce and that this was going to be a hard case. She did not shrink back from the challenge. I feel that if my husband would have had Angela for his attorney from the beginning of the divorce, much angst could have been avoided and thousands of dollars could have been saved. My husband’s first attorney listened to what he said, but did not hear him. His case proceeded as though it was not any different than any other amicable divorce case. Direction was given and decisions were made during the process that set this highly contested divorce to be as difficult as my husband had expected. Six months later, the exasperated attorney wanted my husband to give into all of the ex-wife’s demands just to get it over with. I would recommend Angela Wilson Goodman to anyone needing a great divorce attorney, but especially for anyone who knows that the divorce will be an extremely difficult process. Angela truly listens to her clients and their needs. She is honest about her expectations and potential outcomes. She does not back down from a hard fight. If there are children involved, she is a devoted advocate to provide what is in the child’s best interest. Angela is responsive to her clients. Angela prepares her clients for what to expect. Angela is knowledgeable about her case law and is very effective in the court room. She and her staff provide world class quality customer service. An example of this was when my husband’s ex-wife refused to exchange the child per the divorce decree for Christmas vacation. Another game was being played to reduce the amount of time that the child was with Father. This occurred on a Friday night and the police were involved and so rather than be arrested, my husband gave up his visitation time over the weekend. Mother stated that the Christmas break did not start, per the school schedule until Monday. The next day that Court was open, Angela sat in the courthouse all day waiting to see the judge for emergency orders. The judge decided that Father should have had that parenting time. We experienced nothing but the best service and advocacy from Angela Wilson-Goodman and recommend her to anyone needing a divorce attorney. Shirley A. Kohly
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Posted by Jason | October 31, 2010
Trustworthy, Hardworking, Diligent
Wilson-Goodman & Fong we would like to thank you and your staff for helping us though out our journey to ensure the safety and security of my three young children. When my ex wife and I were divorced years ago we agreed to have joint custody with her as the primary custodian. Approx 2 years later my children were showing signs of abuse physically and emotionally as well as signs of neglect while visiting with us. My ex wife had made changes and many lifestyle choices ultimately effecting my children. My new wife had worked for a shelter with several resources and believed it would be useful to ensure their safety. After all the doors closed with no success we were very discouraged and felt as though we were victim of an unsuccessful system. We decided to obtain your services and for the first time someone sincerely listened, cared and gave us hope. Wilson-Goodman & Fong were very professional and treated us with respect during a very hard and stressful time, and was awarded custody of my children. I have continued to need their services with ongoing custody issues over the years and have always found them to be very honest and strait forward always looking out for my best interests. I trust that I will always get nothing but the best when needing the services of Wilson-Goodman & Fong.
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Posted by Kim | October 31, 2010
Best Attorney in AZ
Angela and her staff at Wilson-Goodman and Fong have been exceptional. I have had the opportunity to work with just a couple of other attorney's and she by far has been the best. I would and have recommended her and her amazing staff to numerous others for family law situations. Angela has been very objective and remained focused on the end goal. Her determination. professionalism and perserverance has shown throughout the whole process from start to finish. Angela and her staff remain organized and on top of things at all times and I would not trust or go with any other attorney in the state of AZ. Thank you Angela for all of your hard work in doing what you do best!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2010
This is who you want representing you!
Angela is the right mix of objective, aggressive and professional. She handled a high conflict family custody case for us and I do not regret one minute of her help. Not only is Angela great at what she does and worth every dollar, she is also very fair with regard to fees. She guides her client appropriately and respects a clients' wishes, letting the client know options, how much each option will cost and the strategy for the options. Angela would give us the option to do some of the research, transcriptions, etc, on our own, to save fees, which left her to handle the true legal part of the case, which is what she was hired to do. Angela is great at sifting through BS and being objective. She is also great in court, if your case goes in that direction.
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Posted by David | October 10, 2010
Knows Her stuff !!
Angela handled my divorce after an agreement fell through with my ex. She had to fight false accusations against me, and with her research, knowledge, and effort, proved everyone of them to be false. Feels much more like a friend that is in your corner, rather than an attorney. As far as being in front of the judge, Angela was excellent in trial, and made my time on the stand extremely easy by having me totally prepared and at ease. I would recommend Angela to anyone who really wants an attorney to go to bat for them, while still trying anything to keep costs down.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2010
Experienced, Sharp, and Straightforward
I would highly recommend Angela precisely because she doesn't just tell you what you want to hear. Instead, she gives legal advice in a refreshingly honest and straightforward way so that you know better what to expect and how to deal with what is often such a complicated and unpleasant process. I sought her counsel in a child custody and support matter and it was obvious from the beginning that she knew what she was talking about and was comfortable and confident in guiding me through the process. She's sharp as a tack too, especially about family law, and it shows. With her many years of experience, professionalism, and straightforward approach, I wouldn't hestitate trusting Angela again should I ever need legal advice again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2010
I found Ms.Wilson professional, well informed and highly motivated. She took the time to explain the choices available at any given time and provided answers to all questions. She practices law with a passion and dedication.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
She met us in her pajamas!False advertised for services she offered.
She met us in her pajamas! Enough said. She had no intention on helping us. She also false advertised for the services that she offered than charged us even though she didn’t offer the service. I wish I knew about the site before because it looks like she has a lot of other reviews.
Posted by Jeff | January 1, 2015
The AZ State BAR complaints don't lie!
I hired this attorney in 2008. In one year she charged me over $101,000.00. Every time a critical juncture arrived, she threatened to withdraw unless I put more money into my retainer. RUN as fast as you can from this attorney. She has destroyed my life and cost me close to 1 Million dollars and counting. She authored a decree that favored my EX wife and she was supposed to be MY attorney. During mitigation, she was in a hurry to get to the Elton John concert. Tell your neighbors and tell your friends to RUN!! Check her State Bar records, she is unethical, immoral and unprofessional. She charged me to banter with opposing counsel and she charged me to destroy my own life by retaining her and I am now broke and a visitor in my daughter's life because of this women! RUN!!! Don't look back!
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AVVO RATING 6.0 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2012
updated on 11/05/2013

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Legal Cases

  • Change of Custody/Relocation
  • I won! This was probably the biggest case of my career and I was able to get Father custody and relocate the child back to AZ.
  • Relocation
  • I won. The court allowed Mother to relocate with the child and did not change custody.
  • Change of custody
  • I won both times. The court gave Father custody of his children and admonished Mother for her behavior, and kept the custody with Father three years later.
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Angela
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela is a pleasure to work with as opposing counsel. She is honest and straightforward, and does not play games. She recognizes and fights for the best interests of the children. Angela is also very helpful whenever I need advice on a family law case. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing family law representation."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Angela on family law matters and know her to be an effective attorney and a strong advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a very effective advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela is an agressive attorney with a genuine concern for her clients. She has amazing confidence and knowledge in the practice of law, which she uses to guide her client through a very difficult time in their lives. I have personally witnessed the time and effort she puts into every case to ensure the best possible outcome."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Angela for over three and a half years. There is not a more dedicated, hard working attorney in the Valley. Angela combines an unparalleled work ethic with an equal amount of compassion and understanding, and always gets the best results possible for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wilson-Goodman is an aggressive family law attorney. At the same time, she is very caring to her clients and understanding of their situation during their difficult times. She is a good advocate to have on your side when you are trying to maintain your life. She will definitely provide assistance in maneuvering through the legal process."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Angela Wilson-Goodman for approximately ten years, and during that time, we have worked as opposing counsel on numerous cases. I appreciate her willingness to negotiate fair settlements rather than encouraging unnecessary litigation, although I have been impressed on more than one occasion with her litigation skills. I consider Angela to be trustworthy, responsive, reasonable, and committed to achieving the best result for her client. I have a great deal of respect for Angela's legal knowledge, confidence and experience, and I often seek her input regarding unusual or unfamiliar family law issues."
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