Mr. Goodman’s practice spans a wide variety of areas.  For details, please select an area of practice from the menu below.

White Collar Defense

Mr. Goodman has represented many persons charged in both state and federal court with financial crimes such as fraud and embezzlement. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Goodman won a rare acquittal before a federal jury on all six counts of fraud (wire fraud and SEC fraud). The defendant, Gary Heesch, was the seventy-one-year-old CEO […]


Mr. Goodman is one of most successful appellate attorneys in Illinois. He has obtained reversals of his clients’ criminal convictions in the United States Supreme Court (drug conspiracy conviction), the Illinois Supreme Court (first degree murder), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (first degree murder) and the Illinois Appellate Court (two […]

Mental Health Defense

Mr. Goodman is one of the few lawyers to have won acquittals by the use of the rarely-successful insanity defense. In two separate pro bono cases, Mr. Goodman represented refugees (one from Iraq and one from Somalia) who had come to the United States after enduring unspeakable horrors under abusive regimes.


Mr. Goodman has represented numerous persons charged with homicide and other violent crimes. He has obtained reversals of several wrongful murder convictions.

Narcotics and Conspiracy Cases

Mr. Goodman has represented dozens of people charged with serious drug crimes and has been an outspoken advocate for reform of the nation's drug laws and repeal of mandatory minimum sentences.
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