Laura S. Gould
Ms. Gould has over 17 years of legal experience in Alaska. While in law school Ms. Gould clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Appellate Division, and worked as a judicial intern in the Alaska Supreme Court. After graduating from law school she worked clerked in the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage. She then worked in private practice in Anchorage in the areas of legal and medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and general civil litigation. Ms. Gould currently maintains an active practice focusing on complex civil cases in the areas of oil and gas, including pipeline tax assessment, unit lease agreements, and related matters at the administrative and appellate levels.
Ms. Gould obtained a B.A. with distinction in language and literature from McGill University in Montreal in 1981, followed by a B.S. in geology from the University of Washington in 1983. Ms. Gould later obtained an M.A. in language and literature from Reed College in 1995, and a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 2001. During the course of her undergraduate work and legal education, Ms. Gould studied abroad in France and Greece. She speaks fluent French.
Admitted to Practice
Ms. Gould is admitted to practice in Alaska state courts and before the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.
Memberships, Recognition & Services
Ms. Gould is a current member of the Alaska Bar Association. While in law school she was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship for Excellence and was the submissions editor of the International Legal Perspectives Law Journal. Ms. Gould has a particular interest in language and writing, and has taken several courses in legal writing and advanced legal writing. As a graduate student she worked as a writing tutor for undergraduates and served as one of two student representatives on the faculty committee for writing improvement. She has completed the Pipeline Course on ratemaking offered by New
Mexico State University’s Center for Public Utilities. Ms. Gould’s other interests include running, cycling, climbing, travel, film, food, and wine.