The following testimonials are from real clients who have been represented by Debra S. White and Karen L. Goldstein. They have not been altered in any way from their original content.
Hiring Karen Goldstein to represent me was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is very rare in this day and age to hire an attorney that truly cares and is dedicated to receiving the best outcome for their clients. In Karen, I found a very loyal, hard working and extremely knowledgeable attorney who was able to get me the results that no other attorney was willing to even mention. She is a consummate professional and I recommend her to all friends and family any chance I get.
B.S., former client
After hiring Ms. Goldstein, I instantly felt relieved that I was in good hands. Being a first time offender and feeling lost battling the legal system, Ms. Goldstein walked me though the process, answered all my questions promptly, and constantly checked up on me to make sure I was following up and checking in with the court and probation. In our first meeting, she was prepared, knowledgeable about my violation and the law, plus she provided me with options and different scenarios before going into court. Having been in my situation, it is great to have someone you can trust and to know that Ms. Goldstein has your best interests at heart.
C.O., former client
From the very first time I spoke with Debra over the phone I knew that I had called the right person. We were in a desperate situation and in dire need of legal representation. Right from the start Debra was true to her word, she never candy coated the seriousness of the case and promised to do all she could to help; and that she did. Debra is one of the smartest women I’ve ever met. She knows the law inside and out. She is strong and confident; she is honest and true to her word. She always kept us up to date with the progress of the case and was always kind and professional. Debra was prompt in returning phone calls and messages and never seemed bothered by the thousands of questions we always had for her. Our family member was facing 16 years in prison but thanks to Debra he was sentenced to only one year in county jail plus probation. Would I recommend Debra? I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. You can rest assured that Debra will get the job done.
C.R., relative of former client
I have worked with a few lawyers over the years and I will say this about Debra, she is without a doubt the most honest, hard working lawyer I have ever come in contact with. If you are looking for someone that will defend you with everything they have, be 100% dedicated to your case, Debra is the one to go with. In addition to her being dedicated, she is very sharp. I was facing a bogus DUI charge that it seemed no other lawyer wanted to take on and be willing to go to trial; until I met Debra. Not only did she fight for me, she had the case dismissed in the criminal proceeding as well as with the DMV case. IMO many lawyers are out there to take your fees and end the case ASAP, without regard for if they are getting the best deal possible. That is not Debra’s method of operation. Even though it took multiple court appearances, she got the dismissal. One last note, don’t let her personable nature and good looks fool you, when she needs to be she is tough as nails.
Douglas Hines, former client
Karen Goldstein was hired immediately after interviewing several lawyers prior to speaking with her. She presented herself with full knowledge of the type of case to be handled for me. She is brilliant in the knowledge of the law as well as compassionate with her clients. Karen is very dedicated and “on top of it” all the time. Karen gave me immediate peace of mind and an outstanding outcome. I highly recommend Karen without hesitation.
K.M., former client
Debra S. White is an absolutely amazing attorney. I was frivolously accused of several violent crimes and was facing five life sentences in prison. Ms. White was able to quickly navigate through the red tape and prove my innocence. She knew exactly what was going to happen and knew how to handle it effectively. Not only was she able to have my case dismissed before the Preliminary Hearing, but she went on the have an Order of Factual Innocence signed by the judge just six months later. This woman is an angel and there is no way on earth that I would trust my life in the hands of another criminal attorney. If you are lucky enough to interview and retain this attorney, she will eat, sleep, and breath your case. Feel free to ask Ms. White for my phone number as she is authorized to release it to potential clients.
Louis Gonzalez, III, former client
The minute I got the call telling me my son was in jail for attempted kidnapping I knew he was innocent. I was horrified to realize that I now had to find a way to get him out of the nightmare we were all cast into. I had no idea where to start, and no idea what was going to happen, but I knew one thing. I was only going to hire someone that believed in what they were doing. Someone who believed that the system wasn’t perfect and that things aren’t always how they appear on the surface. I got what I was looking for in you [Debra White] and more. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to find someone so passionate and compassionate about our situation. You were so honest with us from the very beginning, never giving us false hope, and never pretending like it could only go our way, which I appreciated so much because I needed to be realistic and know what we could be facing. You gave us faith in your ability and your understanding of the law, and you never let me down when I needed you to explain things to me in detail, and you were always willing to talk to me until I could comfortably understand.
When the jury was coming back with its verdict, and before they even read it, I told you that regardless of the outcome, you served us proud, and I was very happy about my decision to hire you, and I meant every word of it. Happily the jury agreed with us and found my son not guilty, but even if they hadn’t, I never would have doubted that my son got the best defense possible.
You helped restore my faith in a system that I had long ago stopped believing in.
Mikki Murty, former client
Debra White is a truly exceptional individual and it shows in her passion as a Lawyer. Debra has a true sense of humanity about her that is so often lacking from the Legal Profession; add to that her razor tact and tenacity. It only takes one conversation with her to know you have found a uniquely superior attorney. When I found myself in a legal maelstrom for the first time of my life I didn’t know what to expect or what to do. I wasn’t prepared for this situation and I made many mistakes. My biggest mistake was hiring a lawyer recommended by a family friend. After a year of pre-trial meetings and my case not moving in a positive direction it was time to make a change or possibly face jail time. In one meeting, Debra demonstrated more insight and knowledge than I had experienced in 12 months with my prior attorney. Within weeks of retaining Ms. White my year in hell was over when she negotiated a resolution to my case after only one meeting with the DA. Thank you Debra!
S. Preston, former client
I have had a hard time writing this because it is difficult to find the appropriate words to describe attorney Debra White. Faced with choosing between thousands of criminal attorneys I don’t believe I could have picked a better one. Debra is passionate about law, and compassionate towards her clients. It occurred to me as I began working with her that regardless of the outcome Debra was doing everything possible to win the case. During her closing argument I watched twelve jurors riveted to Debra’s every word. She was truly brilliant. My case was, as I called it, against all odds, but with Debra I knew the odds were stacked in my favor, and yes she won the case. The jurors deliberated for an hour and a half and decided not guilty on all counts. Thank You, Attorney Debra White
T.B., former client
There is only cold comfort to be found in the knowledge that the US Legal System offers equal opportunities to anyone accused of committing a crime when you have no or little experience as a participant in the process. This is greatly exaggerated when it’s the first time anything of the sort has ever been brought to bear, not on ourselves, but of all things, on one of our children, who in turn has never even received a traffic ticket; let alone been incarcerated. So it becomes first and foremost in our immediate thoughts that the direction to take down this unknown path begins with the best legal representation we can acquire. So where do you begin the search for a great lawyer?
Hopefully you’re reading this testimonial because you’ve managed to find Ms White’s website quickly and effectively in search of an honest and dedicated professional to represent you or a family member or a loved one, or as it was in my case, your child. What I can say to help bolster your decision about securing her services is simple. When she confidently strode into the room for the first time and looked me and my child directly in the eye and said “I’m your attorney” I knew immediately that I had made the right decision in retaining Debra White.
There is no better feeling in knowing that someone you love will be well taken care of through something as tumultuous as a criminal defense, than when you have that immediate experience of recognizing genuine concern, care and interest in ensuring that the rights of that person will be protected and guarded by someone with Ms. White’s integrity and dedication to her clients that she conveyed in the short time she represented my child in court. If that wasn’t enough, as well as the unexpected success we found in court in a very timely manner, it was her follow-up to those events that impressed me to the point of wanting to share my appreciation and admiration and highly recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in similar circumstances as mine and advise you to not hesitate to contact her immediately about your needs. Carpe Diem and All Good Things to You!
WTM, former client
Charges: Child Molestation
Possible Punishment: 8 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
The client, a college sophomore, took the stand and admitted having intercourse with a young girl. The defense relied on the client’s inability to form the necessary mental state to be guilty of molestation because he was half-asleep when the act occurred.