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Warren H. Gould

Fort Worth, Texas

Phone: (800) 741-0373 (Toll Free)
(817) 338-0608
Fax: (817) 335-5112
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Warren H. Gould was licensed as a lawyer by the State of Texas in 1973. He is also licensed in several federal jrisdictions and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. He became board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1990 and was recertified in 1995 and 2000.

In addition to his specialization in this area, he has been AV Peer Review Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell since 1986. The certification and rating are held by less than 5% of the lawyers licensed in the country. 

He focuses his practice in helping the disabled obtain Social Security benefits. He also does a considerable amount of work in wills, contracts, and business and commercial law.

Mr. Gould is a former vice president and member of the board of directors for the Tarrant County Bar Association and is a life fellow of Both the Texas Bar Foundation and the Tarrant County Bar Foundation.

In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Gould is active in his community and professional endeavors. He was the founding president of the Berkeley Place Association, one of the first neighborhood associations now in Fort Worth. The organization, established under Mr. Gould's tenure as president, has now been in existence for over 25 years.

Mr. Gould has served as the chairman of the Tarrant County Civil Service Commission. The organization assists Tarrant County in insuring that its employees are treated fairly and equitably, consistent with rules drafted by the county and approved by the commission. Mr. Gould also served two terms as a precinct chair for his political party, assisting in the elections process during his chairmanship.

Mr. Gould presently serves his community with membership in the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives, (NOSSCR), an organization that advocates for the disabled seeking benefits. He is a frequent presenter of programs to local community organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, West Texas Legal Services and other civic groups regarding how to qualify and advocate for those seeking Social Security benefits.

He served for almost ten years on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, including two years as president of the board, and one year as immediate past president. During his tenure, the merger of two of Fort Worth's competing Boys Clubs was accomplished, enabling the Boys and Girls Clubs in Fort Worth to serve more children at less cost. Mr. Gould was also instrumental in recruiting Joe Cordova, an award-winning executive director who has taken the combined clubs to new levels of service for children.

Mr. Gould was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 20, 1946 and was raised in Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University until he joined the United States Army in 1967. After a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star of the United States Army for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces, Mr. Gould returned to Louisiana to complete his education.

In 1970, Mr. Gould attended Baylor University School of Law. He graduated in 1973 in the top quarter of his class and practiced law in Waco with the firm of Vaughn, Sullivan and Gould until 1974 when he moved to Arlington to become an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arlington, rising to the level of senior assistant city attorney before returning to private practice. Mr. Gould re-opened a private practice in Fort Worth in 1975 and has practiced continually in Fort Worth since that date.

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veterans' Disability Benefits
  • Business and Commercial Law

Certification/Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 1973
    J.D.

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

References

  • Frost National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Lecturer, Social Security Disability Law, West Texas Legal Services
  • Lecturer, Practical Aspects of a Disability Practice, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, College of State Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Gould, Broude & Nelson, Senior Partner, 1982 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, Tarrant County Bar Assn., 2001 - 2003
  • Founding President, Berkeley Place Assn., 1976 - 1977
  • President, Greater Fort Worth Boy & Girls Club, 1986 - 1987

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha

Birth Information

  • 1946, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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