David S. Gould
76 Reid Avenue
Port Washington, New York 11050
(516) 883-8776


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gavel 150x230 101911David S. Gould has litigated all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases with extraordinary success.  From 1974 until the date of this writing, he has won more than 90 percent of cases that have gone to jury verdict, and has had only one liability verdict reversed.

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest such rating available to any lawyer.  David has tried and won hundreds of cases, including the first suicide-bomber airline disaster and various other high-profile matters.  While a federal prosecutor, he handled cases ranging from widespread fraud in federal housing mortgages to a sensitive case involving CIA and FBI counter intelligence.  

From 1986 to 1992 David served as Special Consultant to Sol Wachtler, former Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, and from 1989-1994 was Chairman of the NY State Courts Ethics Commission.  He was also the only private sector representative to help institute the Individual Assignment System – an overhaul of the structure and function of the New York state court system.

David has been a member of the New York State Trial Lawyer's Association for thirty years. He is a published author and has often been noted in both local and national media.