Howard A. Gold
  • Owner


Atlanta, GA






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.

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 to 1989
  • "Divorce & Custody Issues Impacting the Psychotherapist", CME/CE seminars for Physicians & Clinicians, Fall 2003, Ridgeview Institute, 09/12/2003 to 09/12/2003
  • "A Guide Through the Maze of Complex Legal Dilemmas", Professional Education Series: CE Seminars for Clinicians, Summer 2001, Ridgeview Institute, 04/24/2001 to 04/24/2001
  • "The Power of Prevention: Give Children Back Their Childhood", 16th Annual Training Symposium, Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc., 10/01/2000 to 10/01/2000
  • "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., 02/18/2000 to 02/18/2000
  • "Psychotherapy and the Law: A Guide Through the Maze of Complex Legal Dilemmas", A Series of CE Seminars for Clinicians, Fall 1999, Ridgeview Institute, 09/24/1999 to 09/24/1999
  • "Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Working With Survivors of Abuse", Survivor Support Advanced Level Training, Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc., 09/18/1998 to 09/18/1998
  • Transitions 1997, From Your MSW to Your Job, "Legal Aspects", Tate Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 04/08/1997 to 04/08/1997
  • Overview of Social Work and Managed Care, "Legal Aspects", Spring Conference, University of Georgia, 02/14/1997 to 02/14/1997
  • 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, 04/27/1996 to 04/27/1996
  • 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, 06/10/1994 to 06/10/1994
  • 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, 02/26/1993 to 02/26/1993
  • "Legal Issues in Counseling", Rapha Southeast Atlanta Chapter of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, 09/15/1992 to 09/15/1992
  • "Crossing the Line - Psychotherapeutic Sexual Misconduct Clinical & Legal Issues", Brawner Psychiatric Institute, 03/27/1992 to 03/27/1992
  • Georgia's Harvest Are Our Children as Important as Our Crops? Workshop - "Age to Choose Custodial Parent", Council for Children, Inc., 11/21/1991 to 11/22/1991
  • "Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Practice", Annual Spring Conference, Department of Social Work, College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University, 03/31/1989 to 03/31/1989
  • "Legal Issues in Therapy Practice", Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services, Savannah State College, 1989 to 1989
  • Workshop, "Risk Management & Therapy Practice", The Bradley Center, Inc., 03/16/1989 to 03/17/1989
  • Ethics Workshop For Therapists, CPC Parkwood Hospital, 09/16/1988 to 09/16/1988
  • "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, 02/26/1988 to 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 to 1984
  • Jewish Family and Children's Bureau, Atlanta, Georgia, Therapy Internship, 1979 to 1980
  • Nadler, Gold and Beskin, Attorneys at Law, Atlanta, Georgia, Managing Partner, 1974 to 1979
  • Private Law Practice, Washington, D.C., 1972 to 1974
You helped save my life! Thank you for your help with my divorce. Every day I wake up happy, safe, and free!” – S.K.