About Our Firm

A criminal defense firm representing persons charged with serious crimes in state and federal courts in trials and appeals.

My undergraduate degree is in physics and electrical engineering, from Columbia University in New York. This background has helped me analyze my cases using science and logic, and to construct a defense that will make sense to a jury. I approach each case the same way, as if it will go to trial. It is my belief that a lawyer must be prepared in every case to go to trial and present a viable defense, even in cases later resolved by negotiated pleas of guilty. As Edward Genson taught me early in my career, no client can ever go to jail because I was lazy.

It is my belief that a lawyer must be prepared in every case to go to trial and present a viable defense, even in cases later resolved by negotiated pleas of guilty.

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Rod Blagojevich Sentence Commuted

Attorney Leonard Goodman has worked tirelessly for his client, former Governor Rod Blagojevich. After two 7th Circuit Appeals, 1 Re-Sentencing, 2 Cert

Rod Blagojevich Fact Sheet

• Governor Rod Blagojevich never took a bribe or a kickback. He never took a penny from his campai

Layman’s Guide to the Rules of Evidence

By Leonard C. Goodman If you ever find yourself in a courtroom representing yourself without a lawye

Notable Cases

Rod Blagojevich

Attorney Leonard Goodman has worked tirelessly for his client, former Governor Rod Blagojevich. After two 7th Circuit Appeals, 1 Re-Sentencing, 2 Cert Petitions, and 2 Commutation Petitions dating back to the Obama Administration, Governor Blagojevich is finally back home with his wife and daughters

Innocent in Guantanamo

Shawali Kahn is a citizen of Afghanistan. For many years he made a modest living as a shopkeeper and merchant from a small farming village near Kandahar. From February of 2003 until December of 2074, Mr. Kahn was held in extrajudicial detention at the Guantanamo Bay containment camps in Cuba.

Innocent in Guantanamo

United States v. Gary Heesch, No. 05 CR 340 (Judge Manning)

In the summer of 2008, Mr. Goodman won a rare acquittal before a federal jury in this fraud case representing Gary Heesch, the CEO of Wasatch Pharmaceuticals, a public corporation headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Heesch and eleven other individuals were charged with multiple counts of mail fra

United States v. Gary Heesch, No. 05 CR 340 (Judge Manning)

People v. Christopher Oliver, No. 08 CF 451 (Coles County, IL)

Christopher Oliver was charged with first degree murder in connection with the beating death of a disabled man who resided at a group home at which Oliver worked as a developmental trainer. Oliver hired Goodman’s firm after his previous attorney had attempted to convince Oliver to plead guilty to

People v. Christopher Oliver, No. 08 CF 451 (Coles County, IL)

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