Carl R. Gold is a 1981 Honors Graduate of Duke University School of Law where he served as an Editorial Board Member of the Duke Law Journal. He is a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Gold served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Robert C. Murphy on the Maryland Court of Appeals after law school. His career started at Whiteford, Taylor and Preston where, along with Wilbur Preston, he served as a member of the Office of Special Counsel investigating Maryland’s savings and loan industry. Mr. Gold opened his own law practice in 1986. He handles litigation and problem solving at every level of the court system in Maryland and Washington, D.C., including the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Gold is a sought after speaker, routinely talking to businesses about work force issues including harassment and hostile work environments. Mr. Gold also speaks to high school and college students about the legal liabilities of risky behavior. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Towson University since 2000 and has guest lectured at the University of Maryland Law School, the University of Baltimore Law School, Goucher College and Stevenson College.

Mr. Gold is an AV rated attorney by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Gold has been named a Super Lawyer in the field of criminal law every year since 2006, and has repeatedly been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the fields of Employment and Labor Law. Mr. Gold has been recognized by the Maryland State Bar for his services to the disadvantaged as the recipient of the 2001 Maryland Pro Bono Service Lee A. Caplan Award and the 2009 Arthur Machen Legal Services Award. He has also been recognized by the Maryland Disability Law Center for his services to children with special education problems both in 1991 and in 2002. He is the only double winner of the Baltimore County Bar Association Pro Bono Award.

Mr. Gold has served on the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, for a time as Vice Chair, and recently completed his tenure as the longest  serving Baltimore County representative of the Character Committee of the State Board of Law Examiners.

He was formerly chair of the Board of Directors of the Carver Center Foundation Board, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a local public high school.

He is also the Faculty Fellow for the Towson University football team, a member of the Family Studies and Community Development Department Advisory Board, and a regular volunteer for Towson University, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Team Fight.