Howard A. Gold

Howard A. Gold

Atlanta, Georgia

Howard A. Gold brings over 30 years of legal experience, as well as a lifelong dedication to standing up for other people's rights, to his family law practice serving the Metropolitan Atlanta area. His background as a former psychotherapist brings a sensitivity to the emotional concerns of his clients during stressful and often traumatic times. Howard and his wife Lee have been married since 1982. They have two children and live in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta.

Don't be intimidated when your interests are at stake. Call Howard A. Gold to serve as your advocate for matters involving divorce, post-divorce issues, custody and parenting time (visitation), division of property, and sexual abuse by professionals.

Work Experience

7/84 - present HOWARD A. GOLD, Attorney at Law, P.C.
31 Lenox Pointe, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30324-3172

Private practice with emphasis on family law concerns including Divorce, Custody, Support, Alimony, Visitation, Division of Property, Modification of Custody/Visitation, Modification of Support, Contempt, Family Violence Petitions and Grandparents Rights. Personal injury tort claims regarding unethical conduct toward clients by professionals.

10/80 - 7/84 FAMILIES FIRST, formerly known as CHILD SERVICE AND FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER, INC. (A United Way agency)
Atlanta, Georgia

Psychotherapy with individuals, couples, children and families, as well as legal consultation and training with staff. Staff advocate responsible for legislative activities, community consultation and programming. Involved in the drafting and passage of Georgia Code Annotated Sections 15-11-3 (State compensation for creation of juvenile courts), 19-13-1 (Family Violence Protection Orders), 19-7-5 (Reporting of Child Abuse). Advisor to State of Georgia Constitutional Revision Committee on the development of a state family court. Aided in development of Employee Assistance programming for agency division on Services to Business and Industry.

Atlanta, Georgia

Conjoint instructor in the Departments of Social Work and Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice Systems and Juvenile Corrections in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

9/79 - 10/80
Atlanta, Georgia

Therapy internship. Psychotherapy with children and adults including marital, family counseling and group therapy. Thesis entitled "The Need for a Family Court in the State of Georgia" was published in the Georgia Courts Journal, December 1980.

Attorneys at Law
Atlanta, Georgia

Managing Partner. Private criminal and civil practice with special emphasis in domestic relations practice.

Washington, D.C.

Emphasis on criminal trial practice, domestic relations and personal injury.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1970
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Team
  • University of Georgia School of Social Work, Athens, Georgia
    • M.S.W. - 1980
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Government and Public Administration


  • Conjoint Instructor, Departments of Social Work and Criminal Justice, School of Urban Affairs, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982 - 1989
  • "Divorce & Custody Issues Impacting the Psychotherapist", CME/CE seminars for Physicians & Clinicians, Fall 2003, Ridgeview Institute, September 12, 2003
  • "A Guide Through the Maze of Complex Legal Dilemmas", Professional Education Series: CE Seminars for Clinicians, Summer 2001, Ridgeview Institute, April 24, 2001
  • "The Power of Prevention: Give Children Back Their Childhood", 16th Annual Training Symposium, Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc., October 1, 2000
  • "Ethical Issues for Managing Professional Risk in Mental Health Practice", The Power of Prevention Survivor Support Advanced Level Training, Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc., February 18, 2000
  • "Psychotherapy and the Law: A Guide Through the Maze of Complex Legal Dilemmas", A Series of CE Seminars for Clinicians, Fall 1999, Ridgeview Institute, September 24, 1999
  • "Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Working With Survivors of Abuse", Survivor Support Advanced Level Training, Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc., September 18, 1998
  • Transitions 1997, From Your MSW to Your Job, "Legal Aspects", Tate Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, April 8, 1997
  • Overview of Social Work and Managed Care, "Legal Aspects", Spring Conference, University of Georgia, February 14, 1997
  • Valuing Families - 10 Years of Kids and CRC, "The Move-Away Case: The Important Factors in Dealing with a Significant Geographic Move by One Parent", 10th National Conference, Children's Rights Council, April 27, 1996
  • Ethics - An Interactive Workshop with Bill Herring, L.C.S.W.: "Dual Relationships in Therapy Practice With Legal Implications for the Practitioner", Laurel Heights Hospital, June 10, 1994
  • Children's "Divorce" from Parents, "Legal and Ethical Custody Issues Impacting Human Service Professionals", Department of Social Work, College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University, February 26, 1993
  • "Legal Issues in Counseling", Rapha Southeast Atlanta Chapter of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, September 15, 1992
  • "Crossing the Line - Psychotherapeutic Sexual Misconduct Clinical & Legal Issues", Brawner Psychiatric Institute, March 27, 1992
  • Georgia's Harvest Are Our Children as Important as Our Crops? Workshop - "Age to Choose Custodial Parent", Council for Children, Inc., November 21, 1991 - November 22, 1991
  • "Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Practice", Annual Spring Conference, Department of Social Work, College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University, March 31, 1989
  • "Legal Issues in Therapy Practice", Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services, Savannah State College, 1989
  • Workshop, "Risk Management & Therapy Practice", The Bradley Center, Inc., March 16, 1989 - March 17, 1989
  • Ethics Workshop For Therapists, CPC Parkwood Hospital, September 16, 1988
  • "Demystifying the Legal Process for Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses and Clergy", The Clinical Practitioner and the Law, Department of Social Work, College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University, February 26, 1988 - Present
  • "Psychotherapy and the Law", 2014 Professional Education Series, CE Seminars for Clinicians, Ridgeview Institute, March 21, 2014.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Committee on Lawyer Impairment, Georgia State Bar Association, Vice Chair
  • Mayor's Task Force on Domestic Violence
  • National Association of Family and Juvenile Courts, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Georgia Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Founding Member
  • Georgia Senate Committee on Children and Youth, Advisor
  • Family Mediation Services
  • Legal Services to AID Atlanta
  • Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges, Consultant

Past Employment Positions

  • Families First (formerly Child Service and Family Counseling Center, Inc.), Atlanta, Georgia, 1980 - 1984
  • Jewish Family and Children's Bureau, Atlanta, Georgia, Therapy Internship, 1979 - 1980
  • Nadler, Gold and Beskin, Attorneys at Law, Atlanta, Georgia, Managing Partner, 1974 - 1979
  • Private Law Practice, Washington, D.C., 1972 - 1974