Jim Gold received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering in 1968 from Northrop Institute of Technology. He was employed in that field for ten years prior to and while attending law school. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1977. He is certified as a Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization.
He was a co-founder of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) in 1992 and has served as a panelist at several of NACBA’s educational seminars over the years. Jim testified before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in 1996, in San Antonio, Texas.
Jim has served as Chair of the local Chapter 13 Committee. He received the 1997 Fresh Start Award from the San Jose Division Bankruptcy Community and the NACBA Distinguished Service Award in 2002.
Jim has developed several bankruptcy and tax-related computer programs, some of which he has contributed freely to other attorneys in the local bankruptcy community and others he made available commercially.
Bar Admissions for Jim include:
· California State Bar
· Northern District of California – Federal Court
· Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals (TX, MS, LA)
· Seventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals (WI, IL, IN)
· Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals (WA, OR, CA, AK, HI, NV, AZ, ID, MT)
· U.S. Supreme Court