Mr. Gould represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters with an emphasis in personal injury law, employment litigation, financial negligence and ADR. He has experience in cases involving serious bodily injury, sexual molestation, elder abuse, products liability, breach of contract, defamation, negligence, lemon law, insurance coverage, wrongful termination and many others. Mr. Gould also has considerable experience in matters involving professional malpractice including claims against doctors, hospitals, dentists, financial advisors, design professionals, accountants and other lawyers.
Mr. Gould also advises business clientele on day-to-day issues that relate to the running of their business and compliance with industry-specific laws. Mr. Gould’s business clients have included businesses in the food and beverage industry, hospitality industry, entertainment field, construction industry, legal field, health care industry, media and communications, real estate, product development, technology field, and individual entrepreneurs of various types. Mr. Gould often assists his business clients with matters of business development, business formation, contract preparation, collections, employer-employee issues, the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and when their litigation needs.
Mr. Gould also serves as both a private Mediator and Arbitrator. He is currently on the approved panel of mediators and arbitrators of the San Diego Superior Court. Mr. Gould also serves as a Mediator for the Keybridge Foundation, a mediation provider to the U.S. Department of Justice in cases involving alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also is on the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly N.A.S.D.) the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. Mr. Gould’s wide range of experience lends itself well to serving as a neutral in a wide range of disputes and, Mr. Gould enjoys a very high success rate in matters brought before him, bringing closure to litigants or disputing parties in over 80% of the cases in which he serves.
Mr. Gould graduated from San Diego State University in 1984 and California Western School of Law in 1987. While at California Western, Mr. Gould served as a Staff writer and Notes and Comments editor for the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal. Mr. Gould was also active in the school’s Moot Court Competition and served as a mentor to younger students. Mr. Gould continues to offer his time to mentor those pursuing the legal field.
In the early years following law school, Mr. Gould worked for several firms whose major emphasis was on the representation and/or defense of medical malpractice claims. and in the field of insurance defense where he represented insured homeowners, automobile owners and business owners, including a major grocery chain and retailer. Through this experience, Mr. Gould gained a valuable insight into the insurance industry claims process.
When not engaged in the practice of law Mr. Gould enjoys outdoor activities including Cycling, sailling, hiking and spending "quality time" with the family.