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About me

Licensed in 1998, I began my legal career as General Counsel for a growing software company called Transcender Corporation. In 2000, I opened my first law practice in Nashville, TN handling mostly criminal matters in both state and federal court. By 2003, my practice was handling mostly personal injury cases and some corporate work. I relocated my practice to Memphis, TN in 2010 and handle mostly personal injury cases including auto accidents and slip and fall cases. I also have some corporate clients. I have tried over 30 criminal cases before a jury and over 20 civil cases before a jury. I am a diligent advocate for all my clients. I also represent attorneys and judges before the Board of Professional Responsibility.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    18 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Ethics: 10%
    6 years, 10 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Corporate: 10%
    18 years, 100 cases



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Charles Wesley Fowler

    David and his associates and staff are remarkably efficient in turning cases over. I've had cases in association with David and handled files he has referred to me for handling. We've had nothing but good results on those files. Also, for PI work, you won't likely get a faster turn-around anywhere in Memphis. Their system is very streamlined and efficient.


    Charles Fowler Motorcycle accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Otis Binkley Jr

    David and I were on opposite sides of a motor vehicle accident. During the development of discovery, it because apparent that his side had some medical causation problems. At a mediation, he resolved the case in a very favorable manner for his clients.


    Robert Binkley Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Gold Law Firm

25 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave
Memphis, TN, 38103



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in TN, 2009


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Honors DegreeUniversity of Alabama1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Gold Law Firm2011 - Present
General CounselTranscender Corporation1998 - 2000
ManagerLaw Office of David A. Gold1998 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Bar Associationmember2011 - Present
Memphis Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Nashville Bar Associationmember2000 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Ray RiedClient was found not guilty
Spring Break TapesPlaintiffs settled the case
Lawrence v. PottsSettled for a lot of money
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of AlabamaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Court Square SeriesEthics and Ethical Considerations2013
Camp TLAPEthics and Ethical Conduct2012
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolMaintaining Legal Integrity2010
University of Memphis Law SchoolMaintaining Legal Integrity2010
Nashville School of LawLegal Ethics2009