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Summer Goldman – Former Prosecutor

St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney – Tampa Drug Charges Lawyer

Summer is an experienced criminal trial lawyer. She began her career as a criminal attorney in 2001 when she was a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas County, Florida. There, she prosecuted thousands of cases from the initial investigation with law enforcement through sentencing. As a prosecutor, Summer helped many people accused of crimes avoid criminal charges altogether by making sure law enforcement did not violate a person’s constitutional rights during, before, or after arrest.

Summer has spent the majority of her career defending individuals accused of crimes. In 2004, she resigned from her position as Assistant State Attorney to devote her time to her true passion of helping others. As a criminal defense attorney, Summer has represented clients who have been accused of a range of crimes from writing worthless checks, driving under the influence, theft, and indecent exposure to drug trafficking, embezzlement, lewd and lascivious molestation, and attempted murder. Regardless of the accusation or charge, she is dedicated to defending the rights of her clients.

Summer’s invaluable experience as a prosecutor, combined with her extensive experience as a defense lawyer, equals a winning combination for her clients.

Born in St. Petersburg, Summer’s ties to the community are strong. She is on the Board of Directors of Brookwood Florida, a therapeutic group home for adolescent girls and she and her husband are a “big couple” through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Additionally, she is a past president of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Experience

Over 70 jury trials as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, including charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Burglary, Felony Battery, Trafficking in Cocaine, Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment, Sale and Possession of Drugs, Loitering and Prowling, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Disorderly Conduct, and Theft.

  • Former State Prosecutor
  • Former Lead Trial Attorney
  • Former Domestic Violence Prosecutor
  • Former Child Abuse Prosecutor
Professional Recognition

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ (Highest Rating)

10/Superb Avvo Rating (Highest Rating)

Education

Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2001

University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1998

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar Association, 2001

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2001

Community Involvement

Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President

St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member

Brookwood Florida, Member of Board of Directors

Big Brothers Big Sisters, One half of a big couple

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