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William C.E. Goldstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Moran & Goldstein, L.C.
225 S Meramec Ave, Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-675-1316
Fax: 314-932-2101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014, 2016 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, William C.E. Goldstein is a member of Moran & Goldstein, located in his native city. Focusing his practice largely on criminal defense matters, but with extensive experience in personal injury litigation and workers' compensation claims and appeals as well, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, including portions of the state of Illinois. Mr. Goldstein is admitted to practice in both of those states, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.

Mr. Goldstein represents people who have been accused by the state or federal government of having committed felony or misdemeanor offenses. The types of charges that he has successfully defended against have included drug possession and distribution, rape and other sex crimes, weapons violations, homicide, assault, burglary, and driving while intoxicated. Mr. Goldstein’s criminal defense track record in and out of the courtroom has resulted in numerous charge dismissals and acquittals and the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Goldstein has assisted clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. His cases in this regard have arisen out of motor vehicle crashes, medical and legal malpractice, premises liability, assault and battery, and other types of torts. Mr. Goldstein has obtained favorable results for his plaintiff clients, including significant amounts of compensation awarded by juries or through settlement agreements that he has negotiated. His successful track record in all his professional endeavors has earned him an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an “Excellent” peer-review rating through Avvo. He is a 1989 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

*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
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014, 2016 - 2021

About William C.E. Goldstein

First Admitted: 1989, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Join Hands ESL Boys Club

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Member, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
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Office Location for William C.E. Goldstein

225 S Meramec Ave
Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-675-1316

Fax: 314-932-2101

Last Updated: 6/17/2021

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