Paul S. Gold, Louisville Criminal Attorney

Paul Gold, Excellence in Louisville Criminal Law

Paul Gold, Attorney at Law, has been working in the legal system for over 30 years. As a former judge and prosecutor he has the knowledge and experience to handle your case with the care you need, as well as the aggressiveness and toughness the system demands. He has seen all types of criminal and DUI cases in Louisville Kentucky, from the bench as District Court Judge, and as Prosecutor and Criminal Defense Attorney.

If you need representation for a felony or a misdemeanor or a DUI or DWI charge, whether in State or Federal Court, you want Paul Gold on your side. Attorney Gold has extensive knowledge of the Kentucky legal system and is focused on you and your case. You need an advocate with this knowledge and experience to handle your DUI charges, criminal defense, and personal injury claims. Paul Gold is prepared to represent you.

Legal Background and Education

Louisville Office of Attorney Paul S. Gold

After recieving his B.A. from C.W. Post College in 1973, Paul S. Gold attended the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He graduated with his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1976, and the same year he passed the Kentucky Bar Exam.

Elected in Jefferson County, Kentucky as a District Court Judge in 1990, Judge Gold served until 1999. He helped to write and pass Kentucky’s criminal expungement statute. He continues to be an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association.”

Professional Experience

1990–1999: Jefferson District Judge, 23rd Division
1985–1989: Assistant County Attorney, District Court Prosecutor
1980–1989: General Practice of Law
1976–1980: Assistant Commonwealth Attorney; Prosecutor, Career Criminal Bureau


Professional Service
  • Voted one of Louisville’s 2012 Top Ten Best DUI Lawyers by his peers by Louisville Magazine
  • Helped write and pass one of Kentucky’s Expungement Laws
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • Judicial Retirement and Removal Commission, Elected Member (1996–1999)
  • District Judges Association of Kentucky, Past President (1992–1994)
  • Jefferson District Court, Assistant Chief Judge (1992–1993)
  • Judicial Form Retirement System, Former Board Member, (One of three Supreme Court appointees to oversee this $200 million fund)
  • National Judicial College, Graduate
  • Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor of the Year 1989
  • District Judges Associations, Former Legislative Chair
  • Special Judge, Jefferson County Drug Court
  • Kentucky Commission on Women, Past Board Member
  • DUI Conference Presenter
  • Kentucky Bar Association Education, Committee
  • Continuing Legal Education Recognition Award
  • Special recognition by Chief Justice Robert Stephens of the Kentucky Supreme Court


Civic Involvement
  • Multiple Sclerosis Louisville, Board Member, Former President of the Board
  • Governor’s Commission on Women, Former Member
  • Jefferson County Advisory Council for Women, Former Member
  • Metro United Way,Past Board of Directors Member
  • Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Elderserve, Past Board Member
  • Cardinal Treatment Center Advisory Board, Former Member
  • Jefferson County Youth Center Advisory, Former Board Member
  • Elder Serve (Senior House) Board of Directors
  • Acordia of Louisville, Former Board Member
  • United Way Focus Group on Day Care, Former Member
  • Jefferson County Bench and Bar Forums, Past Organizer
  • District Court Domestic Violence Programs, Former Chair
  • Jefferson County Bench and Bar Forums, Leadership Role
  • Rotary Program Committee, Past Chair
  • Metro United Way, Former Member
  • Kentucky Women Advocates – “Just Award” Recipient
  • Jefferson County District Court Domestic Violence Programs, Past Leadership Role
  • Leadership Louisville Class of 1992
  • Volunteers for Numerous Other Community Activities


Guest Lectures
  • McKendree College Commencement Speaker, 1998
  • National Judicial College, Instructor
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Academy
  • University of Louisville School of Law
  • Numerous Corporate Law Firms
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky District Judge’s Orientation Program
  • Kentucky District Judge’s College
  • Numerous High Schools
  • Leadership Louisville
  • WUOL Radio

BA Psychology, Post College of Long Island University, NY, 1973. Summa Cum Laude; National Honor Society in Psychology; Dean’s List

Juris Doctor, University of Louisville School of Law, 1976. Dean’s List