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Exceptional Skill, When It Matters Most

Outside of the courtroom, we prefer to be understated and let others attest to our skill and expertise: the testimonials scrolling across the top of this page are real quotes from some of the most capable and experienced professionals in the legal industry, and a few select clients. Inside the courtroom, it’s a different story. A graduate of Harvard Law School (LL.M.), Mr. Goldstein is considered to be amongst the best criminal defense and white collar lawyers in Boston and beyond. Our clientele include executives at Fortune 500 companies, elected politicians, members of academia, small and medium sized business owners, financial services professionals, federal and state law enforcement officers, real estate developers and professionals, fellow attorneys, and referrals from adversaries and colleagues alike. Mr. Goldstein’s practice is distinguished by his trial experience and skills: twenty-plus years as an elite Boston criminal lawyer, with deep experience trying complex federal and state prosecutions, producing fierce trial skills unrivaled by his contemporaries and respected by his adversaries. Skills that have a proven record of making life-changing differences for clients.

If you are the subject or target of a criminal investigation or prosecution, we invite you to contact us. There are no unrealistic or hyperbolic claims, just a promise that we do everything in our power to ensure you a successful outcome.

A federal or otherwise serious criminal prosecution jeopardizes your freedom, family and reputation—all that is worth living for. When you select an attorney to represent you in a potentially life-changing criminal prosecution, you must dig deeper than simply reviewing facially attractive website pages of prospective attorneys and law firms. Anyone can put words on a paper. You need a criminal defense lawyer that possesses actual trial experience and expertise, with a record of success defending federal and state investigations and prosecutions in Boston and beyond. You should ask any prospective attorney about their actual trial experience defending clients in complex criminal prosecutions, how many government witnesses and what range of witnesses they have cross-examined, how many substantial opening and closing arguments they have delivered in major government prosecutions, and how many unique legal motions they have filed that have resulted in precedent-setting decisions. We then invite you to compare our record, experience and expertise.

Mr. Goldstein is considered by peers and adversaries alike to be an exceptional Boston criminal lawyer. He has represented a wide-ranging array of individuals in highly-publicized, life-altering prosecutions, in Boston and nationally, with numerus cases featured in prominent magazines, newspapers, documentaries and books. He has represented clients in countless federal prosecutions, including a recent mistrial in a securities fraud and insider trading prosecution (which ultimately led to the dismissal of the original indictment) and the recent dismissal of a complaint charging a client with improperly accessing a company’s computer network. In short, as one of Boston’s best criminal defense lawyers, Mr. Goldstein has defended clients in virtually every form of federal prosecution, from mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and healthcare fraud to international RICO prosecutions, computer crime prosecutions, gambling prosecutions, tax disputes, and public corruption probes. And Mr. Goldstein has done so in various state and federal courts in Boston and beyond, including the United States District Court for District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and as far away as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. In the process, this Harvard-trained criminal defense lawyer has developed creative, precedent setting legal arguments that are the subject matter of national publications, and emulated by attorneys nationwide.

Today’s prosecution is far different than the kind that existed only a decade ago. They now routinely involve an extraordinary amount of relevant materials—databases of emails and other electronic materials. The government’s discovery production can often amount to millions and millions of pages of potentially relevant exhibits. Only a skilled and experienced Boston criminal attorney, with deep and varied trial experience, understands how to effectively review materials of this nature, number and complexity. Only a skilled and experienced criminal defense and trial lawyer understands whether documents will be helpful or harmful at trial, how to effectively mitigate harmful evidence and amplify helpful materials, how to review documents with an eye towards building a persuasive and successful defense, how to intelligently admit and exclude evidence at trial, and how to craft the entire relevant evidentiary universe into a creative, winning legal defense. This is the unique skill-set that Mr. Goldstein has developed over two-plus decades of trying complex criminal prosecutions, in Boston and beyond.

Mr. Goldstein has de-constructed prosecutions involving millions of pages of pretrial discovery to create persuasive and winning defenses. He has cross-examined virtually every conceivable witness—from cooperating corporate executives, to experts in arcane topics, to lifetime criminals. He has delivered lengthy opening statements in complex trials lasting months, and has delivered closing arguments in packed courtrooms across the country. Time and again, he has delivered real results for clients at the most pressing and critical moment in their lives.

Don’t take our word for it. Consider the words of one recent client, a prominent entrepreneur Mr. Goldstein successfully represented in a trial charging securities fraud and insider trading:

Rob guided me through the most difficult time in my life ... His preparation for the case and his execution in trial were truly the difference ... I truly trusted him with my life and he came through. Not a great promoter or guy who likes to hype, but he delivers where it counts. I am truly grateful that I selected his name over the vast number of attorneys in the Boston area. I rarely provide recommendations, but in Rob's case, I recommend that anyone facing serious criminal charges, where their freedom and livelihood is at stake, that they contact Rob.

We firmly believe we provide our clients with the absolute best opportunity for success, and invite you to contact us to learn more.