William L. Gold

Partner

Contact:

Email: wgold@benditweinstock.com

Phone: (973) 736-9800 ext. 123

Biography:

William L. Gold is a partner in the West Orange law firm of Bendit Weinstock, which has specialized in personal injury and business litigation for over 60 years. Mr. Gold received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1975 and his JD from Seton Hall University Law School in 1981, cum laude. He has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1989. He served as the vice-chairman and chairman of the Ethics Committee and on the Fee Arbitration Committee in his county.

For the last eighteen years, he has appeared as a lecturer on the annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Seminar now sponsored by the New Jersey Law Journal. He also regularly lectures for the American Trial Lawyers Association-NJ and New Jersey Association for Justice on complex trial practice and procedure, ethics, and professional malpractice topics.

Mr. Gold is also widely published in the area of medical malpractice and has taught medical malpractice at Seton Hall Law Center. He also has lectured to doctor and hospital groups on prevention of medical malpractice.

Education:

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1981
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, 1975,

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas:

  • Professional Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Insurance, Environmental and Complex Commercial Litigation.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey,
  • Board of Attorney Certification, 1989 - present

Appointments and Memberships:

  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee, District V-B, 1992 - 1996
  • Vice-Chairman (1994 - 1995) and Chairman (1995 - 1996)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee, District V-B
  • Member, South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, 1998 - 2001
  • Arbitrator, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County Law Division, Contract Arbitration, 1992 - 1998
  • Mediator, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County Chancery Division, 1995 - 1997

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

Publications

  • Recent Developments Regarding the Reasonable Judgment Charge in Malpractice Litigation, N.J.L.J. (January, 1997)
  • Recent Developments Regarding Proximate Causation in Complex Tort Litigation,
  • 145 N.J.L.J. 143 (October 14, 1996)
  • Comparative Negligence and Avoidable Consequences in Malpractice Litigation,
  • 144 N.J.L.J, 834 (May 27, 1996)
  • Proximate Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases, 143 N.J.L.J. 1138 (March 25, 1996)
  • Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Litigation, 142 N.J.L.J. 937 (December 11, 1995)
  • The Affidavit of Merit in Malpractice Litigation, 142 N.J.L.J. 657 (November 29, 1995)
  • Deposing Treating Physicians in Medical Malpractice Cases, 140 N.J.L.J. 990
  • (June 12, 1995)
  • The Reasonable Judgment Charge in Malpractice Litigation, 147 N.J.L.J. 412
  • (January 27, 1997)
  • Recent Developments Regarding Proximate Causation in Complex Tort Litigation,
  • 146 N.J.L.J. 143 (October 14, 1996)
  • Comparative Negligence and Avoidable Consequences in Malpractice Litigation,
  • 144 N.J.L.J, 834 (May 27, 1996)
  • Deposing Defendant Physicians in Medical Malpractice Cases, 139 N.J.L.J. 723
  • (February 20, 1995)
  • Rubanick and Jacober – The Expanding and Contracting Universe of Expert Testimony, 5 New Jersey Bar Association Certified Trial Attorneys Newsletter (November, 1994)
  • Adamski and Jacober – Booking the Expert Witness, 3 N.J.L.J., 187 (September 26, 1994)
  • ICLE New Jersey Mortgage Foreclosure Practice Manual, 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Seton Hall Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Medical Malpractice Law, 2000
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Mortgage Foreclosure Practice: 1988 - 1989
  • Hot Tips in Tort Law VII: 1996
  • Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice:
  • 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Chlordane Litigation Group, ATLA Convention,
  • Orlando, Florida, 1990
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey
  • Hot Tips Seminar, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Litigation at Sunrise - The Affidavit of Merit, 2001, 2004
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice, 2000
  • Grand Rounds - Bayonne Medical Center
  • Pitfalls Which Cause Malpractice, 2004
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