Barry L. Gold

Barry L. Gold

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chattanooga, TN

McWilliams, Gold & Larramore
 | 410 South Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Phone: 423-624-4090
Fax: 423-624-4662
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

About Barry Gold

Admitted: 1983, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://www.mcgfirm.com/barrygold.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Order of Barristers, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 2011
  • Tennessee Department of Human Services Income Shares Advisory Committee, 2005
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Chattanooga Bar Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Code Committee, 2003 - 2013
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee, 2014
  • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee, 2003 - 2013
  • Vice-Chair, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 2004
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Chattanooga Bar Association, 2012
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 2005
  • Hearing Officer, Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, 2007 - 2013
  • Vice-Chair, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 2010
  • Immediate Past Chair, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Code Committee, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • CJCRS 2010 Volunteer of the Year for Teaching and Co-Advising Student Teacher Program, 2011
  • SAFE HAVENS Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Advisory Committee, a 3 year project administered by the federal Office on Violence Against Women; provides a grant to Hamilton County, Tennessee to support the supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, 2012 - 2014, 2014
  • Recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a 2017 Attorney for Justice, for providing 50 or more hours of pro bono service in Tennessee during the previous calendar year, 2017
  • Sunday School Teacher and Co-Supervisor of Student Teaching Program, 2011
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission Pro Se Parenting Plan Form Subcommittee, 2011
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission Pro Se Parenting Plan Form Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013, 2013
  • Family Connections Supervised Visitation Center Consulting Committee Member (supporting the supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking), 2015
  • Chattanooga Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission Pro Se Forms Subcommittee, 2010
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year Award to McWilliams & Gold, chosen by Legal Aid of East Tennessee as the local law firm "which has demonstrated outstanding commitment to access to justice", 2011
  • Family Connections Supervised Visitation Center Consulting Committee Member (supporting the supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking), 2016
  • Mediation Services provided Pro Bono or at Reduced Rate to low income individuals referred by Court Order

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer on Family Law and related topics before a variety of professional groups and organizations, such as the Chattanooga Bar Association, National Business Institute, Tennessee Bar Association, and for Private Dispute Resolution Services mediation training
  • Authored and presented seminar on November 17, 2010 to attorneys and legal professionals, outlining and discussing the January 1, 2011 revisions to the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct, Speaker & Author, Recent Updates on the Rules of Ethics, Chattanooga Bar Association, 2010
  • December 7, 2010 lecture/training for prospective Tennessee family law mediators about Tennessee family law pertinent to mediation, Lecturer, Family Mediation Law, Private Dispute Resolution Services, 2010
  • Author/Lecturer on December 8, 2010 regarding ethical considerations in Tennessee divorce/family law cases, with emphasis on Tennessee's 2011 Rules of Professional Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, Attorney Fees, and Confidentiality and Disclosure Issues; Lecturer on December 8, 2010 on problems associated with failure to properly manage personal affairs after a divorce, with emphasis on post-divorce parenting arrangements, review of estate plans and named beneficiaries, inheritance and non-marital property, use of qualified financial advisors, Author/Lecturer, Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, June 23, 2011 Family Law Forum: Top 10 Family Lawyer Do's and Don'ts, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Family Law Section, 2011
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, December 2, 2011, M. Lee Smith 6th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee; How to Maximize Your Client’s Recovery When they Cohabit and Separate, 2011
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, November 15, 2012 Family Law Forum in Nashville, Tennessee, Military Divorce and Psychological Evaluations and Tennessee Family Law Case Law Update sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Family Law Section, 2012
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, December 6, 2012, M. Lee Smith 7th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee; Ethical Considerations in Domestic Relations Law, 2012
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, May 2013 Ethics in Professional Practice sponsored by PDRS for the Juvenile Court of Bradley County, Tennessee, 2013
  • Lecturer/moderator to attorneys and health care professionals, November 14, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Advanced Training for Family Lawyers: Access to Mental Health Records in High Conflict Custody Cases sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Family Law Section, 2013
  • Lecturer/trainer November 19, 2013 for prospective and practicing Tennessee family law mediators about Tennessee family law pertinent to mediation, Private Dispute Resolution Services, 2013
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, December 6, 2013, Tennessee Attorneys Memo M. Lee Smith 8th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee; Change of Custody Issues, 2013
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, October 9, 2015, Tennessee Attorneys Memo M. Lee Smith 10th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee, Access to Mental Health Records in High Conflict Custody Cases, 2015
  • Lecturer/trainer March 24, 2015 and December 8, 2015 for prospective and practicing Tennessee family law mediators about Tennessee family law pertinent to mediation, Private Dispute Resolution Services, 2015
  • Lecturer/trainer April 12, 2016 for prospective and practicing Tennessee family law mediators about Tennessee family law pertinent to mediation, Private Dispute Resolution Services, 2016
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, October 2016 and December 2016, Tennessee Attorneys Memo M. Lee Smith 11th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee, Modifying Child Custody/Visitation, Lecturer/Presenter, 2016
  • Lecturer/presenter to attorneys and legal professionals, October 2018, Tennessee Attorneys Memo 13th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee, Modifying Child Custody/Visitation, Lecturer/Presenter, 2018
  • Panel member for June 2018 Juvenile Court Symposium, "In the Best Interest of Children," for Tennessee legal professionals and mediators, on the advantages and shortcomings of a negotiated Parenting Plan in Juvenile Court cases, from the view of a Judge, Attorney, and Mediator; sponsored by Private Dispute Resolution Services, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  •  Thompson v. Blackshear; Tennessee Court of Appeals No. E2012-02499-COA-R3-CV Following the parties' divorce, the father moved to modify his child support obligation alleging a significant variance in his income. Following a hearing, the trial court modified the father’s child support obligation from $2,000 a month to $73 per month, awarded a $21,124 judgment against the mother for overpayment, and awarded the father attorneys’s fees in the amount of $10,000. Mother appealed. The Tennessee Court of Appeals vacated and remanded., 2014
Office Location for Barry L. Gold

410 South Germantown Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411

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Last Updated: 11/9/2018

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