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Associate attorney

Benjamin H. Gold

Ben Gold is an experienced trail strategist with a unique ability to turn complex court martial cases into actional defense plans. In addition, Gold’s skill with the quill is undeniable as a gift legal writer drafting powerful rebuttals, memorandums, and RCM 405k matters.

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Veteran Trial Strategist, Legal Researcher And Experienced Legal Writer

Ben Gold partners with Tim Bilecki on every case and offers his unique ability to research, write, and strategize to Bilecki’s hard pipe-hitting approach to the defense.

"You cannot seek to coexist with a military justice system that is out to destroy you. We are here not to coexist, but to win."

- Benjamin Gold

Early Career And Education

Ben Gold holds 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. Gold also founded Honor Capital and served as Managing Partner. For Gold, the decision to turn to study law would come after his military service. However, it was his military service that inspired him to later join with Bilecki in the fight against the abuse and misuse of the UCMJ. He would see what happened to service members who don’t fight back and just how ruinous it could be.

Military Career

Ben Gold served as a Surface Warfare Naval Officer and deployed twice to the Persian Gulf with the Mine Countermeasure (MCM) CREW SWERVE. He was also stationed aboard the USS Gladiator, 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. During his second division officer tour he was stationed aboard the USS Chosin where he serves as the ship’s Damage Control Assistant. Gold’s third and final trou was as the Operations Officer of 2- Troop, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE.

Legal Career and Contributions

Ben Gold met Tim Bilecki when he first clerked with Bilecki Law Group. It didn’t take Tim Bilecki long to recognize Gold’s unique ability to write, research and strategize during extremely complex cases. Once his clerkship was over, Bilecki was quick to bring on Gold as an associate attorney where the two have teamed up to make a formidable foe for any military prosecutor trying to roll over and destroy any service member’s life. Gold frequently offers up the best of his legal mind on the well-respected and popular Freakonomics podcast which draws over 3 million listeners each month.

Licensing and Personal Life

Ben Gold is licensed to practice law in Florida, Hawaii, and all U.S. military jurisdictions worldwide. This means that wherever the call may take him and wherever his unique acumen for research and writing can bring power to the case, Gold shows up to deliver. Bilecki and Gold stepping onto the tarmac is a site military prosecutors dread to see. When he is not matching wits with military prosecutors, Gold enjoys surfing, diving, and can be described in every facet as an all-around waterman. What else would we expect from Bilecki Law Group’s very own Navy Surface Warfare veteran.

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More About Benjamin Gold

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 Florida, Hawaii and in all military jurisdictions. In his personal time, he is an avid surfer, diver, and waterman. 

Adding to his legal acumen, Mr. Gold has made a noteworthy contribution to the well-respected Freakonomics podcast, which draws over 3 million listeners each month. His episode, titled “Enough with the Slippery Slopes!”, saw him adeptly applying his extensive legal knowledge to complex debates on issues such as gun control, abortion rights, and drug legalization. This public engagement underscores Mr. Gold’s ability to navigate complex legal landscapes, extending his influence beyond his work at Bilecki Law Group.

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.”

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