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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.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 16%
    30 years
  2. Personal Injury: 16%
  3. Discrimination: 16%
  4. Sexual Harassment: 16%
  5. Other: 36%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-550/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Leon Jeffrey Snaid

    I endorse this lawyer. I have shared offices with Evan for 12 years. I practice in the areas of immigration and business law so I have had reason to refer clients to Evan in personal injury and mediation matters. I have received excellent feedback from clients on Evan's success and that he is a caring and concerned lawyer.


    Leon Snaid Immigration Attorney
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Contact info


2525 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 165
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Distinguished RatingMatdindal Hubbell2000
Who's Who in American LawMarquis1999
Who's Who in American LawMarquis1998
Who's Who in American LawMarquis1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalTHE GOULD FIRM2012 - Present
PartnerHollander & Gould, LLP1998 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Evan A. Gould1993 - 1998
AssociateTesta & Grady1991 - 1993
AssociateSpray, Gould and Bowers1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States District Court, Central DistrictN/A2012 - Present
FINRA, Previously NASDMediator and Arbitrator2005 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoMember2000 - Present
Key Bridge FoundationMediator1995 - Present
United States District Court, Southern DistrictMember1991 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sidewalk Defect Claim Against City of San DiegoConfidential
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
San Diego State UniversitySpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Meeting of MembersADR for Employers, Resolving Employee Dispute Before They Become Claims2005