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


Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC
Of Counsel

393 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 208
Mineola, New York 11501
P: (516) 858-2620
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Steven L. Salzman
Of Counsel

250 West 57th Street
Suite 1619
New York, New York 10107


4 Ely Brook Road
East Hampton, New York 11937-1003
P: (631) 324-5688
F: (631) 527-7023



  • Princeton University, B.A. (cum laude, 1968)
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude, 1971)
         Editor of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review


  • Private Practice, Personal Injury Litigator
  • Chairman of the NY State Courts Ethics Commission (1989‐1994)
  • Committee Representative to institute the NY State Court's Individual Assignment System (IAS)
  • Special Consultant to Former Chief Judge Sol Wachtler (1986-1992)
    NY Court of Appeals
  • Private Practice, Criminal Law (1984-1988)
  • F. Lee Bailey and Aaron J. Broder; Chief Airline Crash Litigator (1980‐1984)
  • Lipkowitz and Plaut; Commercial Litigator (1978‐1980)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York (1974‐1978)
  • Law Clerk to Former Judge Sol Wachtler, NY Court of Appeals (1973‐1974)
  • Staff Director of Presidentially Appointed National Institute for Consumer Justice (1971-1973)
  • Arbitrator in federal court

Honors/Seminars/Speaking Engagements

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers on Long Island"
  • Profiled in national legal magazine, The American Lawyer
  • Panelist at Bar Association Programs
  • Panelist at national meeting of the Chief Judge of each State Court
  • Speaker at Retreat for State Court Judges
  • Speaker and Panelist at various law schools
  • Speech Writer for public and private persons


  • Co‐Authored the novel Blood Brothers with Former Chief Judge Sol Wachtler
  • Authored humor columns for various publications, including The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal *
  • Author of multiple op‐ed articles for various newspapers
  • Author of six volumes of legal analyses and recommendations published by the Library of Congress for the National Institute of Consumer Justice
  • Author of several Law Review articles

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted pro hac vice in several state and federal courts across the United States


*Footnote: These humor columns were among David's biggest challenges because as he says " Writing a humor column for lawyers is like throwing an orgy for an accountants' convention... no matter how good it is, it isn't going to be appreciated."