Paul N. Gold
Recognized in:Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Location:933 Studewood Street, Second FloorHouston, TX 77008
- The University of Texas at Austin, BA, graduated 1974
- Texas, State Bar of Texas
- American Association for Justice - Sustaining Member
- American Board of Trial Advocates - Associate
- National Board of Trial Advocates - Associate
- Southern Trial Lawyers - Member
- Texas Law Foundation - Life Member
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Directors/Sustaining Member
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Houston (2019)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
- 2010 Dan R. Price Award by the Texas Bar Foundation- Excellence in Continuing Education
- 2009 Texas Trial Lawyers Association John Howie Award for Mentorship
- 2007 State Bar of Texas Gene Cavin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Continuing Legal Education in Texas
- 2010 College of the State Bar of Texas Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award
Areas of Expertise:
- Medical Malpractice
Lawyer Case History
Hall v. Birchfield
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
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
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
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
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.