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Updated 1/21/2014
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20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211 -2396

Phone: (518) 455-9952
Fax: (518) 462-4031
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Previous Law Firm Name

  • Hesson, Ford, Sherwood & Whalen, April 1, 1988
  • Thuillez, Ford, Gold & Conolly, LLP
  • Thuillez. Ford, Gold & Johnson, LLP
  • Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Johnson & Butler, LLP
  • Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler & Young, LLP

Law Firm Overview

Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler & Monroe, LLP, offers a broad range of legal services throughout upstate New York. We are dedicated to litigation with an emphasis in the areas of insurance defense, health law, products liability, commercial litigation and appellate practice. Recently, with the addition of other attorneys, we are now able to offer services encompassing bankruptcy, labor and employment law. Building upon our heritage of providing the most effective and aggressive legal representation to the insurance industry for the defense of personal injury litigation, the firm continues its commitment to our clients' need to contain costs. Our expertise also includes medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile, intellectual property rights, and civil rights litigation. We regularly appear before state agencies on behalf of regulated businesses and professionals, in addition to state and federal courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Contracts
  • Estate Planning
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Health and Healthcare Law
  • Hospital Law
  • Mental Health
  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Insurance Malpractice
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Property & Casualty
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Estate Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Animal Bites Defense
  • Assult & Battery Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Defense
  • Premise Liability Defense
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Slip & Fall Defense
  • Wrongful Death Defense
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Products Liability Law
  • Medical Malpractice

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America": Dale M. Thuillez & Barry A. Gold
  • Fellow American Bar Foundation: Dale M. Thuillez
  • Fellow New York State Bar Foundation: Dale M. Thuillez, Barry A. Gold
  • Fellow New York Academy of Medicine: Barry A. Gold
  • Top Collaborator 2001 Trialnet
  • American Cancer Society - Partners in Cancer Control Award: Barry A. Gold
  • Distinguished Service Award - American Association for Continuity of Care: Barry A. Gold

Published Works

  • "Parental Non-Supervision, The Tort That Never Was", Albany Law Review, 1976
  • New York Health Law, Fort Orange Press, 1996
  • New York Health Law, Second Edition, Fort Orange Press, 1997
  • New York Health Law, Third Edition, Fort Orange Press, 1998
  • New York Health Law, Fourth Edition, Fort Orange Press, 1999
  • "Noncompetition Clauses and the Health Care Professional"(with Edna Goldsmith), Health Law Journal, Volume 2, No. 1, P. 3, Spring, 1997
  • "Presence of Third Parties During Neuropsychological Evaluations: Who Is Evaluating Whom?"(with Jerid M. Fisher, Ph.D.), The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Volume 10, Number 4, November, 1996
  • "Presence of Third Parties During Neuropsychological Evaluations: Who Is Evaluating Whom?"(with Jerid M. Fisher, Ph.D.), Neuropsychology Abstracts, Volume 6, Number 3 (#2268), September, 1997
  • "Attorney's Medical Deskbook 3d", 15 The Journal of Legal Medicine 591, Book Review, December, 1994
  • "Healthcare Reform: Hospitals, Physicians and Leasing Arrangements", Mutual Interests, A Publication of Healthcare Underwriters Mutual Insurance Company, Volume XVIII, October, 1994
  • "Healthcare Reform: New Opportunities. New Risks", ACCESS, A Periodical of the American Association for Continuity of Care, Vol. XII, No. II and III, May/June and August, 1994
  • "Healthcare Reform: What Are The Opportunities? What Are The Risks?", Mutual Interests, Volume XVI, No. II, April, 1994
  • "Health Law: Selected Statutes and Regulations"(Editor), Updated annually through 1995, 1981
  • "Liability of Managed Care Providers and Third Party Payors for Premature Discharge", ACCESS, Volume 9, Number 3, November, 1991
  • "The Liability of Third Party Payors for Premature Hospital Discharges", ACCESS, Volume 5, Number 2, Page 9, March/April, 1987
  • "New Federal Statute Protects Emergency Room Patients", ACCESS, Volume 4, Number 5, page 3, September/October, 1986
  • "Malpractice 2000: Are Your Ready for the Shakeup?", Physician's Management Magazine, pages 185-199, May, 1986
  • "Give Yourself a Malpractice Checkup", Physician's Management Magazine, pages 109-115, November, 1984
  • "Disciplining Physicians: How it Works", Physician's Management Magazine, pages 237-243, October, 1984
  • "What's the Latest in Patient Confidentiality?"(with Stu Chapman), Physician's Management Magazine, pages 108-117, August, 1984
  • "Office Practices Affect Patient Satisfaction", Malpractice Digest, Published by St. Paul Fire Insurance Company, March, 1983
  • "Quiz: What an Attorney Might Tell a Patient"(with Stu Chapman), Physician's Management Magazine, Volume 22, Number 12, pages 81-85, December, 1982
  • "Health Care Costs and Personal Bankruptcy"(with E. Donahue), Journal of Health Care Politics, Policy and Law, Volume 7, Number 3, pages 734-739 (Duke University), Fall, 1982
  • "Attitudes Toward Mental Illness: A Conflict Between Students and Professionals"(with Morrison), Madrazo-Peterson & Simons, 41 Psychological Reports 1013, 1977
  • "Emergency Room Medical Treatment: Right or Privilege?", 36 Albany Law Review, pages 526-535, 1972
  • "Emergency Room Medical Treatment: Right or Privilege?", Matthew Bender, Personal Injury Annual, pages 387-400, 1972
  • "Emergency Room Medical Treatment: Right or Privilege?", Callaghan & Company, 14 Personal Injury Commentator, pages 214-220 condensed, July-August, 1972
  • "Emergency Room Medical Treatment: Right or Privilege?", New Developments in Law/Medicine, 2nd Edition, Wayne State University, Institute of CLE, 1973
  • Alternatives to Judicial Intervention in Medical Treatment Decisions, Harvesters, 1 J. DISP. RESOL. 191
  • Legal Landmines for Hospitals and the Rise of the Critical Pathway, Health Care Quality Revolution, 58 ALB. L. REV. 843
  • New York Health Law, Eighth Edition, 2004
  • New York Health Law, Ninth Edition, 2008

Classes and Seminars

  • Numerous Presentations for NYS Bar Association over the past 25 years., Dale M. Thuillez, Donald P. Ford, Jr., Barry A. Gold and others in the firm.

Pro Bono Activities

  • New York State Bar Association Presidents Award for Pro Bono Legal Services: Barry A. Gold
  • Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America - Chair National Board of Directors: Barry A. Gold
  • Capital Repertory Theatre - Board of Directors: Barry A. Gold
  • Pro Bono Volunteer - Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York: Barry A. Gold
  • American Cancer Society: Barry A. Gold

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Animal Bites, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Bankruptcy, Car Accident, Collections, Contracts, Employment Law -- Employer, Estate Planning, Health Care, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Litigation & Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury -- Defense, Premises Liability, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Trusts, Wills, Wrongful Death

Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler & Monroe, L.L.P. Attorneys
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20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211-2396


(518) 455-9952


(518) 462-4031


Contact Us


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