Areas of Practice

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


Mr. Goodman has represented numerous persons charged with homicide and other violent crimes.

White Collar Defense

Mr. Goodman has represented many persons charged in both state and federal court with financial crimes, such as fraud and embezzlement.

Mental Health Defense

Mr. Goodman has experience on mental health defenses related to post-traumatic stress disorder. He won two separate acquittals using the rarely successful insanity defense on behalf of refugees suffering from the effects of past torture and trauma in their country of origin.

Narcotics and Conspiracy Cases

Mr. Goodman is one of the few lawyers to have won acquittals using 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.


Mr. Goodman is a respected appellate attorney in Illinois. He has obtained reversals of his clients’ criminal convictions in the United States Supreme Court for a drug conspiracy conviction, and for first degree murder in the Illinois Supreme Court.

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