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Lorne B. Gold

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

4.9   31 reviews

also known as Lorne Gold


Licensed for 28 years

About Lorne

Learn Lorne’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Gold Law Firm differentiates itself by handling & resolving the most financially and emotionally complex divorces and family law cases. The statewide practice includes representation for Divorce, Property Division, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Business Valuation and Spousal and Child Support. He is recognized as one of the state’s Top 100 lawyers, as a Best Lawyer in America and by US News &World Report, Crain’s Detroit Weekly, DBusiness and Law & Politics magazine as one of the state's best.

    25 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Gold Law Firm differentiates itself by handling & resolving the most financially and emotionally complex divorces and family law cases. The statewide practice includes representation for Divorce, Property Division, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Business Valuation and Spousal and Child Support. He is recognized as one of the state’s Top 100 lawyers, as a Best Lawyer in America and by US News &World Report, Crain’s Detroit Weekly, DBusiness and Law & Politics magazine as one of the state's best.

    25 years, 500 cases

  3. Family
    25%
    Gold Law Firm differentiates itself by handling & resolving the most financially and emotionally complex divorces and family law cases. The statewide practice includes representation for Divorce, Property Division, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Business Valuation and Spousal and Child Support. He is recognized as one of the state’s Top 100 lawyers, as a Best Lawyer in America and by US News &World Report, Crain’s Detroit Weekly, DBusiness and Law & Politics magazine as one of the state's best.

    25 years, 500 cases

Lorne B. Gold’s law firm, in Bloomfield Hills, focuses on divorce and other matrimonial law matters. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Every year since 2010, Superlawyers® magazine has recognized him as one of the state’s Top 100 lawyers. He is also recognized as a Best Lawyers in America as well as by US News &World Report, Crain’s Detroit Weekly, DBusiness and Law & Politics magazine as one of the region’s top divorce attorneys and top divorce law firms.

 

The Gold Law Firm differentiates itself through handling and resolving the most financially and emotionally complex divorces and family law matters. The state wide practice includes representation in the areas ofDivorce, Property Division, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Business Valuation, and Spousal and Child Support. Frequently, he is sought out to serve as a mediator in divorce cases.

 

Mr. Gold has been published both nationally and statewide. He is a frequent lecturer and commentator on family law and divorce issues.Mr. Gold served three terms as a Council Member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He was chair of its Family Law Journal,co-chair of its’Mid Summer Conference, and past chair of its’Continuing Legal Education committee. He is similarly active with many local and state bar, bench and interdisciplinary activities, including the Michigan Inter-Professional Associationon Marriage,Divorce and the Family and the Michigan Council for Divorce and Family Mediation. He also servesonthe planning committee for both the statewide Family Law Institute and the annual Family Law Forum.

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Licensed for 28 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Lorne

The Gold Law Firm, PLLC
40900 Woodward Avenue
Suite 265
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by ten | September 3, 2014
Simply amazing
I was lucky to have Mr. Gold fight my divorce case. I was dealing with someone who was abusive and made threats to get me in trouble. Mr. Gold is the perfect lawyer to protect your interests. He got me out of an abusive situation and really protected my interests brilliantly. He will look after your interests and protect them. Right after my first meeting with him, I figured out that he is the man for the job! I came out with a great settlement at the end and I owe it to some amazing work by Mr. Gold. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Vanessa | June 16, 2014
Great Attorney
Lorne was my attorney for my divorce . Mr. Gold is honestly the best. He is very knowledgeable and explains the process of divorce clearly. Lorne was always prompt at returning my phone calls and emails. He truly cares about his clients and his work demonstrates that. I highly recommend this attorney to any and everyone!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and Counselor
Lorne is a great attorney. He is tough when necessary, but also reasonable and fair. He won't drag out a case just to make more money. He discusses options and costs every step of the way, and he allows you to make sound decisions based on his advice. He is very knowledgeable of the law, and is smart with settlement numbers. Not only is Lorne a great attorney, he also is a great counselor. He is insightful and can recognize the games played by the other side. He helps you keep your patience, and focused on your goals. Lorne performed above and beyond in my case and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Scott | February 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney in Michigan
I hired Lorne to handle a very complex family law matter when another attorney had failed. Lorne was not only able to understand and handle my case, he did so with tenacity and compassion. He is very well respected by both judges and mediators and he is respected and feared by opposing counsel. If you want a smart, tough, honest attorney who cares about your case and has the respect of everyone in the family law arena, Lorne is the best there is.
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Posted by Lauren | January 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable
During my divorce, Lorne was very attentive and diligent. I was greatly pleased with the outcome and felt supported throughout the entire process. I greatly appreciate his efforts and would recommend Lorne without hesitation.
Posted by Hannah | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He Really Cares! HIGHLY RECCOMEND!
Lorne Gold represented me as a single mom. I was going through a very scary time with custody and child support issues. The whole time Lorne Gold was very supportive and knowledgable. He walked me through everything I needed to know and always made it a priority to get back to me with information I needed to know. Knowing I had Lorne as my lawyer gave me a level of comfort through my whole experience and I will be hiring Lorne again if I ever have any needs. Lorne did an incredible job and I would HIGHLY RECCOMEND his services!
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2016
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Provides perfect responses to difficult situations
I first hired Lorne seven years ago for some post judgment matters after my original attorney retired, and I have been consulting with him about parenting time and custody matters ever since. Lorne always provides the perfect tone in response to a difficult, contentious, and often bitter ex-spouse. He is always able to neutralize the issue with opposing counsel, and focus on the real issue at hand while providing creative, yet realistic solutions. He always provides me with the pros and cons of moving forward on an issue, and takes away the stress of the situation, allowing me to focus on parenting and my life. I would recommend Lorne for parenting time, custody disputes and divorce matters.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2014
A great attorney
Lorne was a great attorney and a huge help in a contentious divorce case. I would not be where I am today without Lorne's help and advice.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014
Focused and Patient
Child custody issues are highly emotional. When helping me, Lorne stayed focused and was extremely patient. He provided information clearly and concisely and listened to my needs.
Posted by Kim | June 7, 2014
Excellent attorney!
Mr. Gold was the perfect choice for handling my divorce. I felt confident sitting next to him from the start. He kept me informed and was very supportive in every way at such a difficult time in my life. He always made sure I was informed of the recent happenings and handled everything in a professional and timely manner. I would recommend him 100%! He went above and beyond!
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Posted by Maurilio | May 18, 2014
Outstanding Law Firm
I would definitely recommend Lorne to friends and family. He did an amazing job in what I felt was a complicated divorce and custody dispute. He was always available for any questions/doubts I had. He always took the time to explain things thoroughly to me and what to expect ahead of time. To me he clearly has a profound knowledge of his profession, is hard working, and the bottom line is he delivered for me when I thought I would most likely lose my son. Solid work all around! Thank you Lorne, Cat, and Cathy.
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Posted by Samantha | October 28, 2013
Your Biggest Fan!
There are few people that I would entrust with the outcome of my child custody case - especially one originating from beyond US borders. This lawsuit presented unique challenges for myself and Mr. Gold, but he was the ever-present 'voice of reason' that keep me grounded and sane throughout. Lorne was professional in his conduct, sincere and tender in his approach, and became one of the most acclaimed and respected people in my life. From the outset, he fought for as desirable a position as possible for myself and my son (and even took the liberty of making bold decisions on my behalf when I was uncertain). Needless to say, Mr. Gold succeeded in delivering on all his promises (and more) and I will continue to trust him with any legal matters that may arise in the future. Lorne, Cat and Cathy - you guys are miracle workers and angels. We are so grateful!
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Posted by Drew | August 15, 2013
Thanks Lorne.
I have never had to hire an attorney before and I dreaded having to search for one and feared hiring someone that did not meet my expectations and make my divorce more painful than it already was. My wife’s attorney handled all the paperwork and drafted the judgment and Lorne reviewed all the paperwork to ensure that I was being treated fairly. My goal and my wife’s goal was to have our divorce done as quick and as painless as possible and most importantly to preserve our friendship. Lorne was quick to reply to my emails, return my phone calls, and meet face-to-face when needed. He went out of his way to review and revise (over a weekend) the judgment drafted by my wife’s attorney after her attorney sent Lorne the draft just two (2) business days prior to our court date. Both my wife and I were thankful for Lorne’s involvement with our divorce and for taking the time during that weekend to finalize the paperwork so our divorce would be final on Monday so we could both move on and not endure another minute of being involved with a divorce. Even though our divorce was amicable and my wife and I remain close friends, it was emotionally brutal and I am so thankful that Lorne represented me and made our divorce less painful than what it could have been. My utmost sincere thanks to Lorne for his hard work and compassion!
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2013
Exceptional professionalism and expertise
Lorne helped my daughter with a domestic violence case. His professionalism, support and expertise were exceptional. His personal concern for my daughter's experience and his guidance throughout the process made us feel not only relieved but helped with the closure my daughter needed after her ordeal. I would highly recommend Lorne Gold and will call on him again should the need ever arise.
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Posted by Scott | December 7, 2012
Recommendation of Lorne Gold
I couldn't have asked for anyone better to have handled my divorce .
Posted by Brian | November 23, 2012
Divorce Lawyer Experience
I had Lorne as an attorney 10 years ago. He did a great job for me. He always had my best interests in mind. He also kept me level headed. When going throgh a divorce emotions can run high. Lorne was always there to keep me in check when I was starting to let my emotions take over rather than common sense. Thanks, Brian Sommers
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Posted by Leonard | November 20, 2012
thank you
Lorne took a real interest in me personally. He never gave up and was correct in his total approach. He was dedicated to insure that my result was one that I could live with in the future with satisfaction. I was very pleased with the fact that he had economic penalities placed against those who were less then honest. I was not an easy client, it was not an easy case, but Lorne always stayed focused. I still call Lorne for other legal advice out side the scope of the work which he was first retained.
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Posted by Daphne | November 20, 2012
The only lawyer I would want to represent me
Lorne is simply hands down the lawyer you want in your corner. I particularly chose Lorne for his expertise in child custody issues and dealing with very complex divorce issues, and he delivered every time. Cool under pressure, extremely knowledgeable and very empathetic, I would and have recommended Lorne directly to several close friends. It is obvious walking into any courtroom that Lorne is both known and well respected amongst his peers.
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Posted by Cynthia | November 19, 2012
Exceptional, highly recomended divorce attorney
I highly recommend Lorne B. Gold, Attorney at Law, to represent you and to obtain the optimal outcome you require and expect in your divorce. He was highly recommended to me and he gained my confidence in our initial consultation. It is my experience that: • He is exceedingly knowledgeable and thorough. • Very importantly, he returns calls and responds to emails always within 24 hours, usually far less. • I appreciate the fact that rather than dictate what needs to be done, he discusses, listens, and recommends. As a client, you feel ‘in charge’ and that he is providing a service for you; he treats you with respect. • When your case requires the expertise of other professionals he makes the appropriate contacts. • His follow through in all regards is timely and complete. • All documents are submitted to you for review and approval before filing with the court. • His interaction with the opposing counsel is appropriately respectful, however he is always mindful of his desired outcome on your behalf. • His appearance and conduct in court is confident, respectful, and professional. • The fees for his services are not low, however they are consistent with the quality of service you receive and the confidence you feel in the final outcome he obtains. In summary, without reservation, I recommend Lorne B. Gold, Attorney at Law, for all matters related to divorce.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 19, 2012
An honorable, respected and exprienced family law attorney that gets results
Gaining custody of my children was the most stressful and emotionally draining time of my life. I hired Mr Gold after I had been taken for a ride from another family law attorney that cared more about her monthly statements then she did about my family. Mr Gold took over my case and got it settled. (In my favour I must add). He did more then just get my ex to come to terms with what we wanted. He drafted a very specific and well written custody agreement that left little room for future litigation. Many attorneys talk a good talk but its whats on paper that really matters. Mr Gold is an excellent communicater that is respected in the courtroom and by his peers. I was so happy with the results I received on my case that I referred him to a close family member. He was retained on a post divorce judgement that was nearly impossible to reverse and once again Mr Gold did not disappoint. I would be happy and privelaged to recommend Lorne Gold on any divorce or custody matter. He is truly one of the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Gold Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Oakland County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1994 - 2000

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Michigan State University ,James Madison College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Michigan chapter)
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Past Vice President & Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan
  • Superlawers
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firms
  • US News & World Report
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • DBusiness
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Mark Family Leadership Award
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
  • N/A
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Publications

  • American Bar Association, The Family Advocate
  • Motions to Compel Electronic Discovery
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, The Family Advocate
  • Anti Spoliation Letters to Opposing Counsel
  • N/A
  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • Revised MCR 2.107
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan organizations (state)
  • Current Child Support Issues
  • N/A
  • Michigan organizations (state)
  • Fundamentals of Divorce Practice, Procedure and Discovery
  • N/A
  • Michigan organizations (state)
  • Annual Child Custody, Support & Parenting Time Update
  • N/A
  • Family Law Update
  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Parties' Computers
  • N/A
  • Family Law Institute
  • Electronic Discovery and Electronic Evidence in Family Law Matters
  • N/A
  • Family Law Institute
  • Electronic Discovery Issues in Family Law
  • N/A
  • Family Law Institute
  • Unique Issues Relating to the Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information in Family Law Matters
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lorne is an outstanding lawyer. He is tenacious on his clients' behalf and achieves excellent results. He is the kind of attorney you want by your side when the chips are down."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I need to refer someone for an Oakland County Divorce, I do not hesitate to recommend Lorne B. Gold. He has that rare quality of the ability to listen. You will be well served by his services."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lorne is an intelligent, thoughtful person who brings these attributes to his practice of family law. He is highly knowledgeable in this area of practice. Lorne has excellent interpersonal skills enabling him to effectively serve the interests of his clients while maintaining strong, respectful relationships with other lawyers. He is well thought of by Family Court judges."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lorne Gold is one of the finest Family Law attorneys in the State of Michigan. He is highly respected for his knowledge of Family Law by both practitioners and judges in this area of the law. I have referred clients to Lorne in the past and I have always received very positive feedback. I have also selected Lorne to be co-counsel on prior occasions and he was a significant contributor in each of those cases. Lorne is not only a fine attorney, but he is also a tremendous individual. I give him my very highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lorne is an incredibly competent and compassionate attorney."
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