Paul N. Gold - Aversano & Gold

Paul N. Gold

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 713-426-5600

Mr. Gold is a partner in the firm of Aversano & Gold, a trial law firm that concentrates in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases all over the State of Texas.  Mr. Gold graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with high honors and obtained his law degree from Southern Methodist University.  He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell.  He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a Platinum Member of Elite Attorneys of America, having obtained recoveries over $2,000,000.00 in more than twenty cases.  He has been voted a Super Lawyer by his peers every year (10 years) since the inception of the designation in 2003 (2003 - 2012).  He has been selected as a member of Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury (2013).  Mr. Gold served on the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Board Subcommittee on Discovery Reform.  He is a Fellow of the State Bar of Texas College of the State Bar.  He has served as Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Administration of Justice Committee and as Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section.  He also was a member of the Vol. 2 (Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Premises Liability) Pattern Jury Charge Committee from 1984 – 1988.  He is a Sustaining member of The American Association for Justice and a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a Past President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.  He serves as a Director of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, and was awarded Director of the Year in 2010.  He is a Director and Sustaining Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which in 2009 awarded Mr. Gold the John Howie Award for Mentorship.  Mr. Gold also is the 2007 recipient of the State Bar of Texas Gene Cavin Award for outstanding contributions to continuing legal education in Texas, the 2010 recipient of the Dan R. Price Award by the Texas Bar Foundation for excellence and contributions to continuing legal education in Texas, and the 2010 recipient of the College of the State Bar of Texas Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award.  Mr. Gold has spent over 30 years successfully representing people harmed by the wrong-doing of others and dangerous products. However, he is most proud of the fact that his success as a trial attorney notwithstanding, he has been married to the same woman for 37 years, has two wonderful children who are well-adjusted and happy, and two phenomenal grandchildren.

The University of Texas at AustinBA 1974Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. 1977
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAmerican Association for JusticeTexas Trial Lawyers AssociationTexas Law FoundationNational Board of Trial AdvocatesSouthern Trial Lawyers

Case History

Hall v. Birchfield — Landmark Medical Malpractice case in Texas (1984). Co-counsel
with Frank L. Branson of Dallas.  Case was for baby who was blinded
by excessive oxygen, resulting in RLF.  Case took 10 years to litigate,
and over 30 days to try. It resulted in a multi-million dollar judgment
that was upheld by the Texas Supreme Court, resulting in major medical
malpractice and evidentiary precedents in Texas.
Phillips v. State Fair of Texas — Case involved injuries to two brothers, one of whom was killed, when the
Enterprise ride at the State Fair of Texas malfunctioned.  The case resulted in
a settlement against the State Fair of Texas and the manufacturer of the ride.
The case resulted in major changes in amusement ride safety in the State of
Texas.  Co-counsel with Frank L. Branson of Dallas, Texas.
Motel 6 Inadequate Security Litigation — A number of cases were prosecuted with Robert Friedman of Houston against Motel 6
for inadequate security, resulting in patrons being raped or murdered. Cases resulted
in major changes in how Motel 6 and other hotel chains in the country provided safety
for patrons, including the adoption of plastic, disposable keys (Vincard).
Hundley v. Feld — One of the first cases tried in Texas after the Texas Supreme Court recognized a cause
of action for non-pecuniary damages for the death of a child. Case help establish the
benchmark for damages in such cases.
Whie v. GSU — Case was tried for a schitzophrenic who had been incarcerated most of his, but who had
been released from prison.  His mother had purchased him a "shotgun shack".  GSU
negligently connected the gas to the house, causing an explosion that resulted in burns
over 85% of White's body. Nonetheless GSU offered only $25,000 because of the Plaintiffs
background and pre-exisiting impairments.  The jury awared $8,500,000.

Office Location

933 Studewood Street, Second Floor
Houston, TX 77008
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male