Sally Goodman Law
325 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 2030 Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 748-3230 www.sallygoodmanlaw.com
Sally Goodman is licensed to practice in all areas of the law by the Supreme Court of Texas, but her passion is in her role as a criminal justice lawyer. Sally discovered her enthusiasm for defense by exploring the full range of law practice in Texas. Her path towards a successful law practice started when she graduated from Stephens College with a B.A in Spanish. A path of study that has helped benefit hundreds of Spanish speaking clients that would struggle to be heard working with other law firms. She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and began working at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office after passing the bar. Her time as a felony prosecutor opened her eyes to the state and federal court systems and helped her understand the methods used to build a case against a defendant. Most importantly, her time as a prosecutor strengthened her belief that everyone has the right to a great criminal defense.
Sally understands how scary the criminal justice system can be. When you navigate the system, your criminal defense attorney is the only person who is truly on your side throughout the entire process. That’s why it’s so important to hire an attorney who is dedicated, passionate, experienced, and who understands the ins and outs of the justice system and can answer any and all of the important questions you will have as someone who is arrested for committing a crime.
Her unwavering belief in citizen’s rights led her to pursue her own practice as criminal defense lawyer, obtaining her bar admission in the U.S District Court Northern District of Texas and her board certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Sally also achieved bar admission for the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit.
There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas, and only 7,000 (10% of all lawyers licensed in Texas) are Board Certified. Sally Goodman is one of those 10%. Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process that includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best-trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. It recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization in the United States committed to ensuring justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. NACDL’s approximately members include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America’s criminal justice system.
The Dallas Bar Association (DBA) was founded by 40 lawyers in 1873. The Dallas Bar Association has since been dedicated to the continuing education of its members as well as public service programs and improvement of the administration of justice.
The Criminal Justice section is a Section of the State Bar of Texas concerned with substantive and procedural criminal law, law enforcement trends and initiatives and educating the criminal law bar and the judiciary on these issues. The organization sponsors CLE at the State Bar Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas webcasts on criminal law matters, and is a co-sponsor of the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course. The section also publishes a monthly newsletter to members entitled “Interesting Cases”.
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is a non-profit association of attorneys who practice criminal defense law in Dallas County, Texas. The focus of DCDLA is the protection of individual rights guaranteed by the Constitutions of both Texas and the United States. Toward that end, DCDLA seeks to keep its members current on the latest developments in the area of criminal law, as well as educate the public on the need for strict adherence to ethical standards by all participants in the criminal justice system.