Jason Goldman, the firm’s principal, began his career as a Brooklyn prosecutor, where he swiftly rose through the ranks and was entrusted to handle only the most serious felony offenses. After four years, Mr. Goldman moved seamlessly into private practice, leaning on his trial experience and courtroom instincts to find quick success and secure a string of significant results for his clients.
With his rapid ascent, Mr. Goldman has now transitioned from a talented and touted young trial attorney to one of New York City’s most prominent criminal defense lawyers. Having tried over 25 cases to verdict, Mr. Goldman’s practice spans every phase of criminal litigation, from pre-arrest investigations, to trials, to a robust sentencing and appellate discipline. Mr. Goldman, one of the top state and federal criminal defense lawyers in New York, vigorously defends those who are being prosecuted at all levels of crime, ranging from traditional criminal defense matters such as homicide to complex, white-collar offenses.
While Mr. Goldman’s courtroom successes continue to multiply, his reputation as a creative and sharp advocate continues to grow. In turn, Mr. Goldman has been called upon to represent corporate executives in finance, real estate, and hospitality, as well as doctors, politicians, lawyers, athletes, celebrities, and individuals from all walks of life who find themselves in life-altering situations. Given his prosecutorial background, he has also overseen an array of complex investigations into Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Goldman is a mindful criminal defense lawyer who realizes that a successful defense depends not only on what tactics are employed within the courtroom but also what prudent measures are taken outside of it. To that end, Mr. Goldman relies on an experienced team of private investigators and forensic experts to counter-investigate accusations and put forth affirmative and aggressive defenses to exonerate his clients. Similarly, on matters that capture the public’s attention, Mr. Goldman taps into his network of trustworthy journalists, public relations executives, crisis management specialists, and influential criminal justice advocates to engage the media strategically. At the same time, he has been able to lean on those same relationships to keep clients under the radar and out of the public limelight during highly sensitive, intimate, and confidential investigations.
With his legal expertise, Mr. Goldman, regarded as one of the top state and federal criminal defense lawyers in New York City, is frequently tapped to appear on major national news outlets and is regularly cited in national print media. Mr. Goldman is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York City Bar Association where he serves on the Criminal Courts Committee, and the New York City Criminal Bar Association. He has previously been named a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor given to attorneys who exhibit excellence in their respective practice.