David has been a partner at the firm since 2007 and became a named partner in January 2021. He heads the firm's Early Settlement Division and has settled over 100 cases on behalf of insurance carriers and NYCHA within 12 months from their inception.

David is also a capable and successful trial attorney who has participated in more than 100 trials and has tried over 75 cases to verdict throughout the state. Recent decisions include:

  • Unanimous defense verdict in Nassau Supreme Court before Justice R. Bruce Cozzens in July 2021. The jury deliberated for one hour and found that the plaintiff did not sustain a "serious injury."
  • Defense verdict in the Supreme Court Kings County before Judge Debra Silber in May 2021, in one of the first jury trials after the Covid pause. After deliberating for just 36 minutes, the jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict holding that the defendant was not negligent.
  • Unanimous defense verdict in the Supreme Court Suffolk County in March 2019 in a case involving the plaintiff's fall from a ladder. The defendant had observed the plaintiff lose his balance and then fall off the ladder, rather than the fall being due to the defendant's action.
  • Unanimous liability defense verdict in Supreme Court Nassau County before Justice Arthur Diamond in February 2019 in a case involving the plaintiff's fall from a ladder that he said was due to defects in the defendant's driveway.

    For the past 25 years he has been an Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York, Queens College where he teaches courses such as Freedom of Speech, Trial Advocacy and Media Law and Ethics. He is also a frequent lecturer for the National Business Institute continuing legal education series and has taught such courses as: Advanced Trial Tactics, Trial Skills Workshop, Mini Med School for Attorneys, Working with Experts and Using Medical Records to Prove Your Case.

    Active in his community, David has served as a coach for students at Stuyvesant High School and Richmond Hill High School in the New York State Mock Trial Competition Partners in Education Program. He is a regular donor at the New York Blood Center and is a member of their Gallon Club. For the past 12 years, he has been an in-class defensive driving instructor for the National Safety Counsel. David also assists junior associates in the firm's mentoring program and spearheaded the firm's food, toy and clothing drive to help the underserved in the community.

  • Education
    Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1991
    Communications, University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.A., Communications, 1986
    More than 25 years as a practicing attorney.
    Three years as Assistant District Attorney with the District Attorney's Office in Queens County serving in the forensics, arraignments, trial and grand jury bureaus. Tried misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict. David also teaches Continuing Legal Education courses through the Defense Association of New York.
    United States District Courts for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    New York State Bar
    Connecticut State Bar
    New Jersey State Bar

    News Insights

    October 26, 2023

    David Gould and Jillian Oliff Get A Unanimous Defense Verdict On Damages In Supreme Kings

    Congratulations go out to David Gould and Jillian Oliff who received a unanimous defense verdict before Judge Aaron Maslow in the Supreme Court Kings County on the Ihor Verhalyuk v. Matthew Gonzalez and Legends Limo NYC Case, Index Number 512762/18.

    April 13, 2023

    David Gould and Svitlana Astakova Get A Unanimous Defense Verdict on Liability and Damages

    David Gould and Svitlana Astakova obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Civil Court Queens County before Judge Alan J. Schiff in the Pierre Laine v. Iga Trojanowski, Jean Dorismond and Harold Almonor case, Index TS-350535/19.

    September 24, 2021

    David Gould and Josh Kardisch to Present on NBI's Mini Med School For Attorneys Program

    David Gould and Josh Kardisch to Present on NBI''s Mini Med School For Attorneys Program Legal cases involving medical issues require a strong grasp of how the body functions, how injuries impede those functions and what the prognoses and treatments look like. Attorneys need to know how to effectively evaluate medical records, depose doctors and more. Russo & Gould's David Gould and Josh Kardisch are on the panel for this NBI CLE program on September 30, 2021.