Jacqueline Goodman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fullerton, CA

Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman
 | 712 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: 866-287-6930
Fax: 714-879-5771
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
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    The founder of her eponymous law firm Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, Jacqueline Goodman focuses her practice exclusively on criminal defense, and she has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. From her office in Fullerton, California, she provides representation to residents of Orange and Los Angeles counties who have been charged by the state with misdemeanor or felony offenses. Ms. Goodman accepts a variety of cases, including domestic violence, weapons violations, drug possession and trafficking, vehicular manslaughter, rape, assault, battery and first-degree murder. She also has extensive experience in defending clients who have been charged with fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes, and she assists motorists who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Majoring in psychology, Ms. Goodman attended California State University, Long Beach, as an undergraduate, and she received her Bachelor of Science in 1988. She then pursued her legal education at Western State College of Law in Irvine and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1992. Ms. Goodman has been a criminal defense attorney for her entire career. She is admitted to practice before all California and Massachusetts state courts as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by her fellow professionals, Ms. Goodman has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Ms. Goodman is an active participant in several legal organizations. A founder and past president of the North Orange County Bar Association, she is also a member of the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, and she has served as an officer of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Jacqueline Goodman

    Admitted: 1994, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.californiadefenselawyer.net/Attorney-Profile.asp...


    • Received the Skip Glenn Award from CACJ, Skip Glenn Award for Lawyer of the Year- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2011
    • Recieved award for Lawyer of the Year for the North Orange County Bar Association, North OCBA Lawyer of the Year , North Orange County Bar Association, 2012
    • Avvo Clients' Choice Attorney for Criminal Defense, 2012
    • Rated 10.0 Superb, Avvo

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California., 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Nominated to Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • President, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the California criminal defense lawyers' association. , 2019
    • North Orange County Bar Association (NOCBA), Founder
    • United States Supreme Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Criminal Justice Curriculum, Author

    Industry Groups

    • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
    • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • No. Orange County Bar Assoc.
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    Office Location for Jacqueline Goodman

    712 N. Harbor Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92832

    Phone: 866-287-6930

    Fax: 714-879-5771

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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