Benjamin H. Gold is an associate attorney at Bilecki Law Group PLLC.
Bilecki Law Group is a Tampa, Florida-based law firm, which defends US Military service members facing criminal charges and adverse administrative actions under the UCMJ. As an associate attorney, Mr. Gold works directly with the firm’s managing attorney, Tim Bilecki, on all cases within the firm. Mr. Gold is a trial strategist who excels at deep diving complex court martial cases and distilling them into actionable defense plans and trial strategies.
In this role, Mr. Gold reviews government provided discovery, conducts in-depth investigations, interviews witnesses, builds detailed timelines, and prepares the defense strategy alongside Mr. Bilecki. He is an extraordinarily skilled legal researcher and writer and is responsible for drafting the firms’ memorandums, RCM 405k matters, witness and expert production requests as well as motions involving complex litigation and pre-trial matters. Prior to trial or administrative separation boards, Mr. Gold and Mr. Bilecki collaborate and prepare voir dire, opening statements, hard hitting cross-examinations, direct examinations and closing arguments. It is often this meticulous preparation and teamwork that win the “unwinnable” cases.
In addition to military court martial cases, Mr. Gold routinely drafts rebuttal matters to General Officer Letters of Reprimand (GOMORs), Non-Punitive Letters of Reprimand (NPLOCs), non-judicial punishment, AR 15-6 investigations, preliminary investigations, command directed investigations, EO/EEO complaints, SHARP and SAPR investigations, administrative separation board letters of deficiency, as well as BCNR and ABCMR petitions. Mr. Gold has a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Juris Doctorate and Certification in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.
Mr. Gold is a former Surface Warfare Naval Officer. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf twice with M.C.M. CREW SWERVE, stationed on the USS GLADIATOR, the USS SENTRY, and the USS DEVASTATOR. In his first tour he served as the Crew’s First Lieutenant, Weapons Officer, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer, and Damage Control Assistant. Mr. Gold’s second division officer tour was on the USS CHOSIN (Guided Missile Cruiser 65), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as the ship’s Damage Control Assistant.
Mr. Gold’s third and final tour in the US Navy was Operations Officer of 2-Troop, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl City, Hawaii. Mr. Gold was Surface Warfare and Engineering Officer of the Watch qualified.
After the Navy, Mr. Gold founded Honor Capital and served as a Managing Partner until 2016. Mr. Gold clerked with Bilecki Law Group, LLLC where he assisted in all aspects of court martial defense, in particular motions writing and trial preparation. After his clerkship, Mr. Gold accepted an associate position with the firm and later transitioned as an associate attorney at Bilecki Law Group, PLLC in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Gold is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and in all military jurisdictions. He is also seated to take the Florida Bar in July 2021.
In his personal time, he is an avid surfer, diver, and waterman.