George D. Gould is an Of Counsel Attorney in the Energy Unit at Community Legal Services. He previously managed the Energy and Housing Units. He joined the staff at Community Legal Services as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow in 1970. The Housing Unit provides representation in housing cases, including landlord/tenant and public housing. The Energy Unit provides representation as the Public Advocate before the Philadelphia Gas Commission, and provides assistance in energy cases. He has been involved in numerous state and federal class action litigation and legislative efforts involving mortgage foreclosure prevention, public housing, landlord/tenant and childhood lead poisoning.
Mr. Gould currently serves as member of the Landlord Tenant Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission, the Pennsylvania Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Workgroup, the Lead Primary Prevention Task Force and is a former member of the National Lead Task Group of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the National Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Financing Task Force created by Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992. He also serves on the board of Regional Housing Legal Services and is a faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, where he teaches courses and develops written material on landlord/tenant law. He is also a frequent lecturer on housing law topics at national and statewide and events for legal services programs.
In 2011, Mr. Gould received the David Bryson Award, presented by the National Housing Law Project. Mr. Gould is a contributing author of “Mortgage Foreclosure” in Pennsylvania Consumer Law, Carter (2004). In 2001, he received the “Striving Toward Excellence Award” from Pennsylvania Legal Services. He has also received numerous awards from community organizations for his work in the housing area.
Mr. Gould received his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in History and Political Science.