Anyone charged with a crime should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. An experienced defense attorney can protect your constitutional rights, defend your freedom, and provide peace of mind during a very difficult time. If you have been charged with a crime in Alameda County, California, please feel free to call me regarding your case. If you are looking for anything from a criminal defense lawyer in Oakland to a DUI lawyer in Alameda, call me. As a former Alameda County Deputy District Attorney and as an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have more than 25 years of experience in criminal law. To schedule a free consultation at my office in Hayward, California, please call (510) 582-9090.

Aggressive Criminal Defense with Care

I am not here to judge. I am here to help. Many people charged with a crime feel that the future is bleak. Let me show you that you have choices, and this can be the start of a new and bright future for you. People often ask me what makes a good criminal defense attorney. Knowing the law and the system is critical of course. Having genuine care and concern for the welfare of clients is an important key to being a successful attorney.

Experience Counts

Over the past 25 years, I have learned a lot about the criminal justice system. I was an Alameda County Deputy District Attorney, and I have been a criminal defense attorney practicing in Alameda County for more than 20 years. As a result of my work and experience, my peers have honored me with a Martindale Hubbell AV Rating*. Anyone charged with a crime can benefit from the service of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Schedule Free Initial Consultation

If you have been charged with a crime in Alameda County, please call my office to schedule a free consultation. There is no obligation to retain my services, and I will provide you with a fee schedule to take home and discuss with family and friends. Please call (510) 582-9090, or contact me online.

Louis J. Goodman, Attorney at Law
1290 B Street, Suite 307
Hayward, CA 94541I represent clients in Alameda County, including Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Dublin, Piedmont, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Livermore, Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.


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Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.