Zak Goldstein | Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Zak Taylor Goldstein

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal, Felony, Misdemeanor, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crime, State and Federal Criminal Appeals

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Zak Goldstein is a Philadelphia criminal defense and civil rights attorney. Zak Goldstein has experience trying hundreds of cases before judges and juries, and he has represented clients in both state and federal court. He has successfully obtained full acquittals for his clients in both bench and jury trials. When appropriate, he has also been able to obtain favorable non-trial dispositions such as the dismissal of charges, entry into diversionary programs, or negotiated pleas to significantly reduced charges.

Prior to entering private practice, Zak Goldstein was an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia; one of the most well regarded and highly trained public defender offices in the country. As a defender, he represented thousands of clients charged with crimes ranging from simple misdemeanors to the very most serious and complex felonies. After leaving the Defender Association, he worked as an associate for a nationally recognized AmLaw 200 law firm specializing in complex civil litigation.

Zak Goldstein started his own practice because he is passionate about defending the constitutional rights of the accused and helping victims of police misconduct obtain justice. He is an experienced advocate who will fight hard for your rights in order to make sure that you have every possible advantage when dealing with the power of the police and the prosecutor.

Zak Goldstein is an award winning criminal defense attorney. He is ranked as a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense with the highest Avvo rating of Superb. He was also recently selected as one of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 in criminal defense. Attorney Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from Moravian College with a degree in Economics and a minor in Spanish. He graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review. During law school, Mr. Goldstein completed internships with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and a boutique law firm specializing in white collar criminal defense. Attorney Goldstein is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the legal community, and he maintains memberships in the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of Court, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Position Organization Location Duration
AssociateGordon & ReesPhiladelphia, PA2015-2016
Assistant DefenderDefender Association of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA2011-2015
School Degree Major Graduation
Villanova University School of LawJD Law School2011  
Moravian CollegeBachelorFinance2008
State / Court Date
Eastern District of Pennsylvania2015
New Jersey2012
Pennsylvania2011
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Philadelphia Bar Association
  • -National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 under 40 - Criminal Defense

    -Superb AVVO rating

    -Expertise Top 20 Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorneys

    -National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - top 10 under 40

    -Super Lawyers Rising Star - Criminal Defense and Appellate (2018)
  • Commonwealth v. E.C.
    Not Guilty - Possession with the Intent to Deliver

  • GRAHAM v. CONNELLY, LLC et al
    Defendant: Attorney for the defendant, Connelly LLC. The plaintiff, Jackie Graham filed a complaint against the defendant, a jury trial was requested. After several back and forth pretrial negotiations and amendments made to the complaints, the parties agreed to attend a settlement conference. A settlement agreement was reached and approved by the judge. The case was dismissed with prejudice.

  • COMMONWEALTH v LISINICHIA
    Commented on a case regarding a 60 year old sex offender who was accused of sexually assaulting a 12 year old boy less than a month after he was released from the penitentiary where he served 15 years for the sexual assault of another boy. Defendant received sentence of 7-14 years.

  • -Pennsylvania Superior Court Issues Critical Ruling on Statute of Limitations for Declaratory Judgment Actions | Insurance Coverage Law Blog

    -I just found out I'm facing charges - now what?

    -I got arrested for DUI. Do I have to plead guilty?

    -Expungements
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(2012) Licensed as Attorney in New Jersey. Verified with New Jersey State Bar Association.August 19, 2016
(2011) Licensed as Attorney in Pennsylvania. Verified with Pennsylvania Bar Association.August 19, 2016

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Philadelphia, PA 19107
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