"I have known Gayle since 1998. When I was injured in May of 2000 at Lowes Motor Speedway I hired one of the largest law firms in NC. I later fired them because my case was just another case to them and I was not injured in a car accident. I turned it over to Gayle and she gave my case the attention and detail needed to prevail. Bigger is not better when it comes to personal attention. She worked my case and did what I wanted. I recommend Gayle; she got the job done for me. Without Gayle's attention to detail, I am sure I would have missed a date that was critical to the success of my case."
Gayle's Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Scott Hansen, Muskegon, MI
"It was a pleasure working with Gayle on a case that I thought would go to trial. Her persistence and attention to detail were crucial in bringing this difficult matter to resolution. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with Gayle again in the future."
Nat Smith, attorney with Bagwell, Holt, Smith, Jones & Crowson, P. A.
General practice attorney with 20 plus years of experience in civil and criminal law and litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation of legal matters, with excellent negotiating skills.
Thirty (30) plus years experience of environmental advocacy work, including work with governmental entities and community groups.
Gayle Goldsmith Tuch, PC April 2003 - present
Attorney in private practice in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, traffic violations, estate planning, small business and real estate law. Certified as a mediator since 1999.
Crumley & Associates April 2001 - May 2002
Attorney - Handled cases in the area of Personal Injury Law.
Lewis & Daggett January 2000 - February 2001
Attorney - Handled cases in area of Personal Injury Law.
Goldsmith & Goldsmith January 1993 - July 2002
Partner in an AV rated firm through Martindale-Hubbell; General Civil and Criminal Practice, including personal injury/wrongful death, domestic relations, estate planning and administration, real estate, business, contracts, misdemeanor and felony defense in State and Federal Court; also handled office management duties, supervised associates and/or law clerks, etc.
Earl J. Goldsmith, Jr. November 1989 - December 1992
Associate - General Civil Practice as set forth above.
Hamilton County Public Defender Office March 1990 - January 1999
Accepted Criminal Felony Appointments.
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas March 1990 - 1999
Arbitrator - Appointed as panel member and chair to Arbitration Hearings.
College of Mount Saint Joseph 1992 - 1995; Summer 1998
Adjunct Professor in Paralegal Studies in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate Administration; Estate Tax Law and Family Law.
Law Office Of David Altman Summer 1988
Legal Intern for Plaintiff's Environmental Tort Firm; worked on various environmental cases, including representation of the Pleasant Ridge community regarding pollution/emissions from the Hilton Davis Plant. Also worked on hazardous waste issues pertaining to landfills owned by the City of Toledo.
City of Toledo August 1987 - May 1988
Legal Intern for the City of Toledo; worked on environmental legal issues pertaining to the city's landfills.
North Carolina August 1999
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio January, 1993
Ohio November 1989
J.D., College of Law, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio May 1989
M.En. (Masters of Environmental Science), Institute of Environment Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio May 1990
B.S., Geography, University of Cincinnati March 1983
POST GRADUATE EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES/ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Leadership Development Program through the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC (www.ccl.org) February 2009
Senior Fellow (Graduate) of the Environmental Leadership Program, Southeast Region of the US, Washington D.C. (www.elpnet.org) October 2008
Institute to Dismantle Racism - Racial Disparities Workshop,
Winston-Salem, NC September 2008
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods - Community Organizing Workshop,
Winston-Salem, NC (www.nfbn.org) November 2008
Miscellaneous seminars and Forums on Environmental Issues
Graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY
(www.triallawyerscollege.com) July 9 - 31, 2007
Regional Seminars with Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
(www.triallawyerscollege.com) February 2006 - present
Miscellaneous CLE - Ohio and North Carolina since 1989
Certified Attorney Mediator through the NC Dispute Resolution Commission
(www.ncdrc.org) September 1999 - present
LEGAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS (Member in good standing)
American Association for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association; Forsyth County Bar Association; North Carolina Association for Justice; Ohio State Bar; Cincinnati Bar Association; The Ranch Club (Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College)
APPOINTED OR NOMINATED POSITIONS
Board Member of Yadkin Riverkeepers
January 2010 - present
Board Member of Piedmont Environmental Alliance
October 2008 - present
Board Member of Horse, Education and Rescue Organization (HERO)
June 2007 - May 2008
Georgian Circle of Friends
Chair - 2002 - 2006
City of Cincinnati Environmental Advisory Council
Member Appointed by the City Manager of Cincinnati - 1990 - 1994
Chair of the Air Committee - 1991 - 1994
Graduate School Intern - January 1986 - July 1986
City of Cincinnati Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Founding Member and Chair - November 1991 - September 1995
University of Toledo Environmental Law Society
Founding Member and Chair - January 1988 - May 1989
ENVIRONMENTAL/PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
National: Union of Concerned Scientists; Environmental Defense; Sierra Club; Friends of the Earth; Southern Poverty Law Center; League of American Bicyclists; The Nature Conservancy; Earth Justice; Population Connection; Center for Science in the Public Interest;
State and Local: Piedmont Environmental Alliance; Yadkin Riverkeepers; Foothills Group of the Sierra Club; Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement; NC Warn; NC Conservation Network; Dogwood Alliance.
Highly self-motivated; Excellent negotiation and mediation skills; Excellent Research Skills; Computer Software and Internet
ADDITIONAL INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
Organizing Environmental Movie Nights - June 2006 to Present
Organizer of the Demonstrations and Panel Discussions for the Annual Piedmont Environmental Alliance Earth Day Fair - April 2008 to Present
Involved in local environmental organizations
Cycling since 1979; long distance touring and licensed race under US Cycling Federation 1990 - 1994
Equestrian - Competed in Hunter/Jumper Shows 1976 - 1980 and 1991 - 1999
Miscellaneous interests include traveling; hiking; music; ...