Gould Injury Law in New Haven & Hartford, CT
Experienced and Tough
Winning a personal injury case demands in depth knowledge of insurance, state law, the workings of the judicial system, injuries and medicine, and other extremely complex areas. Gould Injury Law has the experience in every aspect of personal injury law—and the toughness to stand and fight for our clients.
Our stake in your claim is both professional and personal. We want to understand your story. We will ask lots of questions. We will build the strongest case possible and make sure you know your options each step of the way.
About Robert Gould
The principal of Gould Injury Law, Robert Gould, has spent the last 18 years fighting hard to win cases for injured victims. He works fast and aggressively to maximize case values and resolve cases quickly. While some lawyers use a lot of words to describe their successes, Attorney Gould relies on his record of satisfied clients and significant results. Contact Gould Injury Law now to discuss your claim and find out just how responsive and aggressive Attorney Gould is.
For Robert Gould, working hard to obtain justice isn’t just a job for him, it’s in his blood. As the son of a retired law school professor and grandson of Samuel Gould, a prominent lawyer in Connecticut, Robert always knew that he wanted to be a lawyer.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College in 1995, he attended New England Law and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1999. While at law school, Robert earned the prestigious Cali Award for Excellence in Negotiating which really set him on his path to becoming a skilled negotiator.
Upon graduation from law school, he worked briefly for an insurance company before realizing that his calling was to help injured victims, not figure out how to take advantage of them. This realization brought him to a personal injury firm in New York where he worked as the senior litigation attorney spending his days representing injury victims in all 5 boroughs of New York City.
In 2006, Robert decided to return to his roots in Connecticut and began working as an associate at a large personal injury firm. Very quickly, Robert rose to take on a leadership role at the firm and began training younger associates on negotiating tactics; however, he grew frustrated with some of the ‘red tape’ that came with a large company.
In April 2012, Robert opened his own firm, Gould Injury Law, with a very unique and clear mission:
Gould Injury Law will settle cases as fast as possible.
Where other firms might allow cases to sit around for a variety of reasons, his firm would not. Following this mission, the firm has grown incredibly fast under Robert Gould’s leadership and thousands have benefitted from his unique negotiating ability and settled their cases fast.
Robert, his wife, and their 4 children reside on the shoreline. He spends his free time coaching his kids’ sports teams, getting involved in their school activities, and trying to squeeze in a little time at the beach.
About Stephen Haas
Stephen Haas joined Gould Injury Law as a Trial Attorney in 2015, where he focuses exclusively on personal injury law.
Stephen earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Pennsylvania State University in 2011. He then earned his Juris Doctorate Degree, graduating cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was a Certified Legal Intern for the State’s Attorney office. As a Certified Legal Intern, he successfully argued a case in front of the State’s Appellate Court.
While at Gould Injury Law, Stephen has successfully handled cases for hundreds of injured clients and negotiated countless settlements for our clients. He has also taken numerous cases to verdict on the trial level. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys going to concerts and hanging out with his wife and daughter.
About Melissa Rua
Melissa Rua joined Gould Injury Law as an Associate Attorney in 2017, where she focuses exclusively on personal injury law.
Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in 2009. She then earned her Juris Doctorate Degree and graduated cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law where she earned a distinguished academic achievement award in negotiating.
Prior to joining the firm, Melissa worked as an Associate Attorney at a law firm in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where her primary areas of practice were personal injury and family law. Before becoming an attorney, Melissa worked for over ten years as a litigation paralegal in Fairfield County.
After shadowing a lawyer as a junior in high school, Melissa knew that she wanted to work in the field of law. She now tries to inspire young people just as she was inspired as a child and has recently started speaking to youths coming out of juvenile detention.
Melissa enjoys quiet movie nights at home and spending time with her two children.
About Chelsea K. Vetre
Chelsea K. Vetre joined Gould Injury Law as an Associate Attorney in 2018, where she focuses exclusively on personal injury law.
Chelsea earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven in 2012. She then earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2015.
Prior to joining the firm, Chelsea worked as an Associate Attorney at a law firm in Stamford, Connecticut, where her primary areas of practice were personal injury and family law.
Chelsea is passionate about giving back to the community and volunteers her time at local charities and nonprofit organizations.
When she is not working, you can find Chelsea spending quality time with her family and friends, staying active with her dog and dining out.