- About Karen L. Goldstein
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Ms. Goldstein is widely known in criminal defense circles for passionately defending her client’s rights and obtaining impressive case results. Whether she is aggressively fighting for her clients in court, or negotiating a plea deal, she invests the necessary time and resources to make sure that her clients receive the best possible outcome. Her practice is focused exclusively on state and federal criminal defense. She is respected in the defense community for taking on and winning the most challenging cases, in both state and federal court, which other lawyers did not have the skills or vision to pursue.
Ms. Goldstein takes her law firm motto seriously and provides persistent, passionate, and principled defense to all of her clients. Her approach to every case is simple: she treats every case as her only one and meticulously prepares all the details in each case. She understands that every single one of her clients is facing stressful and potentially life-changing circumstances. This is why Ms. Goldstein works so hard to deliver individualized and outstanding criminal defense service.
Ms. Goldstein has been recognized by the Criminal Courts Bar Association (CCBA) as its 2020 Trial Attorney of the Year with the Jerry Giesler Memorial Award – one of the highest honors a trial lawyer can receive in the Los Angeles criminal defense community. She is only the fifth female attorney to be given this distinction in 67 years. The award is named after highly esteemed defense lawyer Harold Lee Giesler, a brilliant courtroom tactician and skilled trial attorney who took on some of the most challenging, high-stakes criminal cases over his 50-year legal career.
Ms. Goldstein earned her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated cum laude and magna cum laude in her respective degrees. Ms. Goldstein is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. She is fluent in French and speaks Spanish conversationally.