Grace Goodman goes all-in for her clients, displaying an unwavering enthusiasm to protect the rights of every person she represents. Grace is a defense attorney at The Nieves Law Firm, focusing on crimes ranging from simple DUI’s to serious felony offenses. As a fourth generation lawyer, criminal defense laws are almost second nature to her.
Grace is a Bay Area native who graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in English Creative Writing before attaining her law degree from U.C. Hastings College of Law. Prior to joining The Nieves Law Firm, Grace worked as a Public Defender in Santa Clara County, representing individuals facing a variety of criminal charges. This allowed her to gain ample experience and helped her forge relationships local prosecutors, law enforcement officers and judges in the area. In law school, Grace was a part of the Ms. JD program, a campus organization offering support and guidance to future female attorneys–a mission that Grace is very passionate about. She was also a member of the Associated Students of U.C. Hastings, helping make decisions on behalf of the student body that will impact future law students for years to come.
Grace comes from a family of lawyers, so advocating for others is something she has grown up around her entire life. She knows that everyone deserves a second chance, and she is passionate about fighting for every single one of her clients. Grace also understands that criminal defense work is always about the client, and she is committed to helping her clients pursue outcomes that best suit their future goals in life.
Grace knows that her studies of the Criminal Justice System will never stop, and she spends much of her free time learning as much as she can about California’s legal system. When she isn’t fighting for clients or broadening her legal knowledge, she enjoys reading, working-out, and playing with her chihuahua, Brian.