Sidney L. Gold and Associates, P.C.

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Sidney L. Gold

Principal Shareholder




Mr. Gold is the principal shareholder of the Pennsylvania & New Jersey employment law firm of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. in Philadelphia, which has been recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register as a preeminent law firm in the field of employment law and civil rights litigation. His practice, as well as that of the law firm, is exclusively concentrated in the representation of both employees and employers in all aspects of employment related litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including claims under federal and state anti-discrimination laws and federal civil rights laws.

As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania employment lawyer, he has extensive experience counseling employers regarding compliance with Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA and FMLA. Mr. Gold has significant experience in representing both private sector and public sector employers, including state universities and municipalities in employment and civil rights matters. His labor law firm was lead counsel in the nationwide class action against Abercrombie & Fitch.

He has written extensively on issues of employment discrimination and has authored many articles for the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Mr. Gold has also given presentations on employment law to the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is well-recognized as the preeminent Pennsylvania employment lawyer and is often asked to appear on local news broadcasts to discuss the latest employment law topics of interest.

He serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has also served as Vice Chair of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Gold has also served as Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association for seven years. In addition, he is a member of the Professional Guidance Committee, the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Gold also serves on the Faculty and Planning Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute.

Mr. Gold was selected for inclusion in Philadelphia Magazine’s Super Lawyers in the area of employment law each year since 2004. Mr. Gold was named to the Best Lawyers in America each consecutive year since 2009. He has earned the highest rating of preeminence in the field of employment law by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. Martindale-Hubbell has additionally rated him as an “AV Rated” attorney for fifteen consecutive years – the highest possible peer review rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

Attorney Gold has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Moreover, Mr. Gold is a founding member of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal Bar Association.

Mr. Gold is a 1975 graduate of Temple University School of Law. Before entering private practice, Mr. Gold served as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia in its Major Trial Division. He has litigated complex cases before courts throughout the United States, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.
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* The awards and accolades displayed on this website were issued to the attorneys, or the entire law firm by the respective providers of these honors. They are as follows, Avvo Inc., Super Lawyers®️, ASLA 2019 Top 100 Lawyers, Philly Happening List, Employment Lawyer Network, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1 Percent 2017 and America’s Top 100 Attorneys. No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1972
  • Temple University, J.D., 1975

Practice Areas in Pennsylvania & New Jersey


  • Federal Courts)National Employment Lawyers Association (Vice Chairman);
  • Pennsylvania Bar Employment Law Institute (Faculty Member).
  • Philadelphia Bar Association (Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Committee;
  • Member, Professional Guidance;


  • 1975, Pennsylvania
  • 1998, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2015, New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third and Fourth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Sidney L. Gold SuperLawyer 16 years Super Lawyers AV Peer Review Rated ASLA 2019 Top 100 Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Rated Lawyers Legal Leaders
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

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