I have worked as a criminal defense attorney throughout my entire legal career. After graduating from DePaul Law School in 2007, I opened a law firm as a sole practitioner and represented clients in criminal defense, DUI and expungement cases in Chicago and throughout Cook and the surrounding counties. I have tried hundreds of cases to verdict, including securing numerous acquittals for clients in felony jury trials. As part of my focus on criminal records and expungement, I filed petitions and appeared before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board on behalf of clients requesting executive clemency and pardons and have helped hundreds of clients expunge and seal their criminal records.
After spending a few years as senior criminal counsel for another law firm, I reopened Goldman Law Chicago in 2019 to focus on trial representation for clients facing serious felony charges.
As a person, I was born and raised in Milwaukee and have lived in Chicago for over 15 years. I will freely admit to being a yogi and practicing almost every day. In my younger days as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I trained and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician responding to ambulance calls while earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. Proud graduate of bartending college and used to be able to flip liquor bottles "Cocktail"-style like Tom Cruise. Emphasis on "used to."
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2008||07/06/2019|
|Founding Partner||Goldman Law Chicago||2019 - Present|
|Senior Criminal Counsel||Villalobos and Associates||2017 - 2019|
|Senior Criminal Counsel||Consumer Law Group, LLC||2015 - 2017|
|Attorney/Founding Partner||Law Office of Jonathan S. Goldman||2009 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Amnesty International-DePaul Law||Treasurer||2005 - 2007|
|Jonathan S. Goldman - What the Law? Blog||Why Can't We Trust Our Judges? From Law School to Reality||2011|
|Jonathan S. Goldman - What the Law? Blog||Paying for 6th Amendment in Lake County||2011|
|Jonathan S. Goldman - What The Law? BLOG||Proper Chicago Behavior When the Cook County Law Stops You||2011|
|DePaul University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Madison Area Technical College||Emergency Medical Technician||2000|
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