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James Eric Goldmann

Criminal defense Attorney

3.7   6 reviews

also known as Jim Goldmann

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 10 years
    Idaho - ID 14 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2013
    Disciplinary Suspension Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2009
    Former Member - Resigned

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details

About James

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Attorney Goldmann has extensive trial experience in a wide range of cases.  From 1st Degree Reckless Injury to Pandering, Attorney Goldmann has been consistently succesful in a wide range of challenging case situations.

He believes in the search for the truth and the rule of law, "I think it is a very big responsibility to uphold the ideals and strictures of the legal process. No matter the charges or the facts, everyone is entitled to due process under the law."

Attorney Goldman has a wide range of interests in the legal field. He is constantly studying. On a typical work day when Jim is not in court you will find him working a case while listening to recordings of arguments presented in the Supreme Court, "I enjoy studying and learning about novel and/or unique areas of the law. The legal field is unique in its wide applicability."

Outside of work Jim enjoys skiing and the outdoors. He grew up in the Rocky Mountains area and competed in aerials and mogul skiing for eight years.

Now on a typical Wisconsin summer weekend, he can be found at the local farmers market planning his next culinary experiment.


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3.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2016
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Mental health issue
Attorney Goldmann has an extensive knowledge of how to deal with people who are in need of mental help. He was able to walk me through the steps on how to successfully communicate with someone who was mentally unstable. He has a wide range of knowledge that goes beyond the normal education of an attorney... And that is highly valuable to me.
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Posted by Rhett | December 3, 2015
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Great Lawyer!
James is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and well known attorney. He helped me through a very scarey criminal matter that turned out well for me. I would recommend him to anyone that is faced with similar difficulties!
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2015
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Equestrian contract
Attorney Goldmann quickly and effectively put together an equine sales contract for me. He also took the time to thoroughly explain his work and answered all my questions.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2013
Client feedback for difficult family and business matters
Mr. Goldmann was recommended to us by a family member and hired when our father needed to be placed in an elder care facility. He drafted and prepared all matters pertaining to wills and estate planning and provided us with a family trust dad was pleased with leaving us with a legacy. Mr. Goldmann guided us through the steps necessary to take care of our dad prior to and subsequent to his death. He dealt with our entire family (there were eight of us) guided us through the estate planning and health directives issues with compassion and knowledge. Mr. Goldmann took the angst from all of us including dad and his expertise in financial planning, trusts, wills & estates provides us with ongoing security. Jim Goldmann has continued to guide all of us with ongoing legal counsel including family law at reasonable rates but more importantly, as we are spread out through the United States, Jim eases our communications through teleconferencing and virtual meetings. He has definitely gone the extra mile to accommodate us, our needs and understand the legalese for the 3 states between us. As head of the family after dad, I personally hired Jim Goldmann to form a Limited Liability company and he assisted me in understanding and drafting all the necessary aspects for licensing and business law contracts. Jim Goldmann is a pleasure to work with, provides expert legal service (my attorney for 4 years) and I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Hamliton | May 15, 2017
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Criminal case
I hired James Eric Goldman to represent a family member and he was horrible he never returned calls he never told us what was going on we couldn't get in touch with him he lied about his place of business this man is not a good attorney and I recommend that you do not get him he basically stole my money and that was that
Posted by Jason McCarthy | April 28, 2017
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Took my money
I hired attorney Goldmann for a family case. Mr. Goldmann stopped contacting us after a week. He took off with my money and did not return calls or texts. Months later I called his phone private were he explained that he was out of the country and that he would meet with me on Saturday to return my money and paperwork. He did not answer his phone on Saturday and continues to avoid me. My case was time sensitive and he knew this, but he did not care. I could not do anything because he has and will not return our paperwork. I made every attempt to reach Mr. Golmann by phone, sent certified letter to his office (which was signed for). Please do yourself a favor and DO NOT use Mr. Goldmann as your attorney, or you will be robbed by him like I was.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Revocation issued in WI, 2018
updated on 01/16/2019

Revocation, also called disbarment, is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation to understand the reasons for the revocation.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sterling Law Offices, S.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Goldmann Law, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015


  • Columbus School of Law - Washington DC
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • David Eccels School of Business - Salt Lake City
  • M.B.A.
  • 2002
  • University of Utah - Salt Lake City
  • B.S.
  • 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details