Probate and Family Law, Elder Abuse, Professional Liability, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury, Medical and Dental Malpractice, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, General Civil Litigation
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
In addition to his probate work, Judge Gold has served as a referee, judge pro tempore, mediator or arbitrator in numerous large and complex civil and family law cases. Judge Gold’s clients describe him as a mediator who “does not simply shuttle between conference rooms with the next offer” but instead “works the parties and their attorneys, challenging their positions and preconceived notions.”
During nearly 13 years on the bench, Judge Gold handled a wide range of civil litigation. He spent many years assigned to Fast Track civil trials and handling family law disputes, and served as Supervising Judge of the Probate Department. As a Justice Pro Tempore for Division 7 of the Second District Court of Appeal in 1996, Judge Gold authored the landmark insurance coverage opinion in Stonewall Insurance Company v. City of Palos Verdes Estates, and the comprehensive probate fee opinion in Estate of Hilton. Judge Gold is an active member of numerous judicial and bar committees and associations. An expert on civil, family law and probate issues, he is a frequent lecturer on those topics for a multitude of organizations. He has written extensive materials for lawyers and the judiciary on references to referees.
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Co-author of the Matthew-Bender Handbook on Depositions; lead author of the five-volume West Group California Civil Practice Module on “Probate and Trust Proceedings;” author of several chapters on referees for California CEB publications
Listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” (first edition)
Member or former member: Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees; Judicial Council Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee; Beverly Hills Bar Association; State Bar of California; American Bar Association
Former President, Los Angeles County Law Library Board of Trustees
EDUCATION & TRAINING
J.D. (1955), Stanford Law School; Managing Editor, Stanford Law Review.
B.A. (1953), cum laude, Stanford University.
Judge Gold is available throughout California.