Lorne B. Gold, Attorney at Law
Lorne B. Gold is a fellow of the nationally distinguished American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Every year since 2013 Superlawyers® has recognized him as one Michigan’s Top Five Consumer Superlawyers®. This prestigious list identifies the top non-corporate lawyers across all of Michigan. He is the only divorce attorney on this short list. In each of the past 8 years, Superlawyers® has recognized him as one of Michigan’s Top 100 lawyers across all areas of practice. Annually, he receives recognition from the likes of Best Lawyers in America, US News & World Report, Crain’s Detroit Weekly, DBusiness magazine, Hour Magazine, the New York Times and Law & Politics magazine as one of Michigan‘s top divorce attorneys and family law firms.
He is frequently chosen by colleagues and appointed by the Court to serve as a mediator, receiver, discovery master or arbitrator.
Lorne served three terms as a Council Member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He was chair of the Family Law Journal, co-chair of the Mid Summer Conference, and past chair of the Continuing Legal Education committee. He is similarly active with many local and state bar, bench and interdisciplinary activities, including the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family as well as the Michigan Council for Divorce and Family Mediation. Lorne also serves on the planning committee for both the statewide Family Law Institute and the annual Family Law Forum.
Publication and Presentations
Lorne has been published in both national and statewide and local publications. He is a frequent lecturer and commentator on family law and divorce issues. His published articles include: “Anti-Spoliation Letters to Opposing Counsel,” The Family Advocate (ABA Family Law Section Journal); “Motions to Compel Electronic Discovery,” The Family Advocate; “Model Letters: The Discovery Process,” The Family Advocate; and “Revised MCR 2.107,” Michigan Family Law Journal. He was also a contributing author to “Discovery in Divorce Cases,” a chapter for Michigan Family Law, Seventh Edition, often referred to as the premier treatise for Michigan divorce lawyers
Speaking topics include:
- Annual Child Custody, Support & Parenting Time Update
- Unique Issues Relating to the Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information in Family Law Matters
- Fundamentals of Divorce Practice, Procedure and Discovery
- Current Child Support Issues
- Electronic Discovery Issues in Family Law
- Electronic Discovery and Electronic Evidence in Family Law Matters
- Unlocking the Secrets of the Parties’ Computers
- Family Law Practice in the Age of Electronics
- The New MRE 702, 703 and 1101
- Drafting Divorce Practice Documents
He has also instructed statewide, including to attorney, state agencies and police departments.
Immediately after law school, Lorne served as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. There, he tried more than 100 cases to verdict, with a 95%+ conviction rate. He specialized in the prosecution of high profile and complex felony domestic violence crimes. Lorne has been presented both the HAVEN Award of Excellence and the Oakland County Prosecutors Office Distinguished Service Award. He also earned certification as a domestic violence and PPO instructor.
Mr. Gold has served on the boards and committees of several national and local charitable and community organizations and has been honored as the recipient of the Mark Family Leadership Award.