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Jon Gonzalez

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Philosophy

I started my legal career in law enforcement in 2002 as a peace officer in northern CA. There, I quickly realized how law enforcement jumped to conclusions without proper investigations and how they would focus in on a suspect to make their case, vs conducting objective and fair investigations. It was then I decided that law enforcement was not the path for me and decided to return to school and become an attorney. In 2008 I joined the Placer County public defender’s office as an intern and was able to try to verdict 5 jury trials. After graduating law school and passing the bar, I was hired as an attorney and litigated both misdemeanor and felony cases, with most having positive results. In 2012 I entered private practice and have handled everything from DUI, 3 strikes, sex case and murder cases and have now tried to verdict no less than 50 cases.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Legal Studies.  California State University Chico.
  • Juris Doctorate, Lincoln Law School of Sacramento

Career

2008 – 2012: Placer County Public Defender 

  • Worked in misdemeanor and DUI unit.  Tried over 20 cases to verdict.

 

2012 – 2016: Tower Legal Group

  • Headed the criminal division of the firm.  Handled a variety of felony cases.   Tried no less than 15 cases to verdict.

 

2016 – Current:  The Gonzales Law Corporation

  • Founding attorney and lead trial attorney for both criminal and civil litigation.

Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 under 40.
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • California Public Defenders Association

Admissions

  • All state Courts of California
  • Federal Eastern District of California
  • Federal Northern District of California

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