Lance began his legal career with Beasley Allen in 1997. Currently, his practice focuses on whistleblower litigation, wage & hour litigation and class actions. Lance has represented thousands of clients at Beasley Allen resulting in multi-million dollar settlements, and influenced corporations to correct their improper practices.
Lance initially focused his practice in the area of consumer fraud litigation. He handled actions brought by individuals who were victims of predatory lending practices. Some of these deceptive practices included mortgage fraud, equity theft, loan flipping and insurance packing.
His current focus, whistleblower litigation, is a particularly important area of the firm’s Consumer Fraud Section. Under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, a whistleblower is entitled to receive up to 30 percent of any money the government recovers. This is both an incentive and a reward for the tremendous sacrifices – both personal and professional – whistleblowers often make by reporting the truth.
In addition, Lance was a member of the trial team in a landmark case involving a door-to-door sales and finance scam, which resulted in a verdict of $581 million. As a result of this litigation, the finance company quit these types of activities in the state of Alabama.
Awards & Recognition
Lance is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated attorney and received the Beasley Allen Fraud Section 2009 Lawyer of the Year.
In 2016, Lance published a book on the topic of whistleblower law titled “Whistleblowers: A Brief History & A Guide to Getting Started.” The book is available free to lawyers. For your copy, visit lancegould-law.com/whistleblower-book. He has authored numerous publications on the Fair Labor Standards Act, False Claims Act and has been a guest speaker at both the state and national levels.
Lance is a co-chair of the Wage and Hour Section of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group. This section provides assistance and guidance to attorneys helping employees recover wages and benefits to which they are entitled.
Lance is married to the former Connie Gardner, and they have three children, Madison, Jake and Caroline. They are active members of Frazer United Methodist Church. Lance serves on the Board of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. He has coached local high school mock trial teams in the Alabama YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition.