Gold, Howard A.

31 Lenox Pointe, N. E.Atlanta, GA 30324- 3172

Updated: 08/22/2017


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.



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1984

Practice Areas

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


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Other Affiliations

  • 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)

Classes and Seminars

  • 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.

Past 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


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1970
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Team
  • University of Georgia School of Social Work, Athens, Georgia, 1980
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1967
    Major: Government and Public Administration


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Office Information


31 Lenox Pointe, N. E.Atlanta, GA 30324- 3172


  • 404-237-3827


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