Peter Goodman

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Law Office of Peter Goodman
 | 819 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-781-8866
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
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Being named as a "person of interest" by the police or the "target" of a federal grand jury investigation is deeply disturbing. Being arrested, taken to jail and booked on a criminal charge is traumatic. If you have accessed this website, either you, a family member or a close friend needs to consult with an experienced criminal lawyer.


Mr. Goodman has been defending the criminally accused in state and federal court since 1976. He was Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a Criminal Law Specialist in 1995. He has been selected each of the last eleven years as a Super Lawyer and has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent* in its Peer Review surveys. Mr. Goodman is authorized to practice law in all California courts and has represented criminal defendants in federal district courts in the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, the Eastern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


During his 39 year career as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Goodman has successfully represented clients charged in state and federal court with crimes ranging from driving under the influence to murder. Currently, his state practice involves the representation of persons charged with marijuana cultivation, domestic violence, vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. His federal clients include both subjects and targets of grand jury investigations and persons indicted for  fraud, identity theft and the illegal manufacture and possession of controlled substances. In parallel proceedings resulting from state and federal criminal prosecutions, Mr. Goodman is currently challenging the civil forfeiture of his clients’ property and the proposed suspension or revocation of their drivers’ licenses by the California DMV. Mr. Goodman’s post arrest and conviction practice includes state and federal appeals, the expungement and sealing of criminal convictions and motions for a factual finding of innocence to accomplish the destruction of prior arrest records.


Mr. Goodman offers a free one hour consultation in his office to prospective clients or those seeking representation for an incarcerated family member or friend. Because information provided over the telephone or internet is commonly not protected by the attorney-client privilege, the free consultation  is offered by appointment only.  Mr. Goodman can also be retained to consult with clients on an hourly basis on matters concerning the cultivation and possession of medical marijuana in California under the Compassionate Use Act ("CUA"), the Medical Marijuana Protection Act ("MMPA") and the current status of marijuana under federal law.  

 *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (80%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)

Criminal Defense (80%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Peter Goodman

Admitted: 1976, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Criminal Law, 1995

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in History University of California at Berkeley, 1970
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Office Location for Peter Goodman

819 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-781-8866


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Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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