Meet Our Senior Partners

In a major lawsuit, one involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, or even more likely one involving millions of dollars, it is common to believe that you are fighting the guilty party (the Doctor, Hospital, Drug or Medical Device Manufacturer, etc.) to recover the damages suffered by you or a family member.  The reality is that in almost all cases where large sums of money are involved, you will be fighting with a large, well-funded insurance company and its army of lawyers that will do everything they possibly can to deny your claim and keep you from receiving the money damages you rightfully deserve. They will use every legal trick they can; that is why you not only need an attorney that understands the law, you need one that understands the insurance companies as well.

The attorneys in the Advocate Law Group network bring decades of real-world experience in both law and insurance, as exemplified by our Top Rated members Gerry Goldsholle and Bob Scott, both of whom were honored by the California State Bar for their “significant contributions to the quality of justice.”

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Gerry H. Goldsholle, Esq

With experience as a prosecutor for the SEC and several decades of “insider” knowledge gained as a President & CEO of part of MetLife® — one of the world’s largest insurance companies — Gerry is uniquely qualified to assist our clients in obtaining the favorable results they seek for the damages they have suffered.

Repeatedly ranked at the top tier of all lawyers by his peers over the years and selected to chair numerous legal committees, Gerry uses his deep knowledge of the law and insurance company practices to benefit Advocate Law Group’s clients through the Advocate Law Group’s network of leading consumer-oriented law firms.

Licensed as an attorney in New York and California, he has chaired committees of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and the New York City Bar Association. Gerry is also a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and numerous federal district and appellate courts.

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Robert K. Scott, Esq

A well-known and distinguished trial attorney, Bob brings an outstanding “track record” of success in representing his clients in all aspects of bad faith insurance litigation, including experience as lead counsel in nationwide class actions against major insurers. While maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics, co-chairing a law school’s board of trustees, and chairing many legal and hospital committees, he has obtained multi-million dollar judgments, favorable appellate decisions, substantial arbitration awards, and countless major out-of-court settlements. Bob’s clients have ranged from individuals victimized by insurance companies, to celebrities & athletes, to large banks and industrial companies who recognize the value of having him as their insurance expert to get the best possible deal from insurance companies.

A highly active member of both the American and California Bar Associations, he served on the Board of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice sub-committees on Disability, Health, and Life Insurance and headed the California State Bar’s Insurance Committee.