Profile

Name

Jose "Joey" Gonzalez Jr.

Firm

Watts Guerra Craft, L.L.P.

Firm Website

https://www.wattsguerra.com

Phone

(210) 527-0500

Address

4 Dominion Dr. Bldg 3 Suite 100

City

San Antonio

State

TX

Zip

78257

Bio

Attended the United States Military Academy at West Point
Received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army in 1991
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Filemon B. Vela, United States District Judge
Former President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and Hidalgo County Bar Foundation
Judicial Intern for Texas Supreme Court Justice L. Nathan Hecht, Texas Supreme Court

In Hidalgo County, Joey Gonzalez served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas District 12B Grievance Committee. He was elected President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and Hidalgo County Bar Foundation for the 2008-2009 term. He currently serves on the Grievance Oversight Committee (appointed by the Texas Supreme Court). His practice encompasses catastrophic personal injury with an emphasis on trucking negligence, premises liability, oil field injury, and general negligence. He has handled numerous negligence and products liability cases in California, Utah, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, and New York where he was admitted pro hac vice to practice in those respective jurisdictions.

Mr. Gonzalez is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

PRACTICE AREAS

Catastrophic Personal Injury involving product liability
Premises Liability
Trucking Negligence
General Negligence
Industrial Negligence
Commercial Litigation

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Grievance Oversight Committee (2008-present), appointed by the Texas Supreme Court
Member, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee District 12B (2004-2009)
Board of Directors, Hidalgo County Bar Association, (2002-2010)
Board of Directors, Hidalgo County Bar Foundation, (2002-2010)
Board of Trustees, University of Texas Pan American Alumni Association, (2003-2013)
Board of Directors, St. Mary’s University School of Law Alumni Association –
Rio Grande Valley Chapter (2008-present)
State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Membership Committee)
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Texas Monthly – Rising Star
Super Lawyer 2007-2011
Board Certified-Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2009)
President, St. Mary’s University School of Law Alumni Association-Rio Grande Valley Chapter, (2007-present)
President, University of Texas Pan American Alumni Association Board of Trustees (2010-2013)
Chairman, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee District 12B (2007-2008)
Panel Chair, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee District 12B-1 (2006-2007)
President, Hidalgo County Bar Association, (2008-2009)
President, Hidalgo County Bar Foundation, (2008-2009)
Law & Politics/Texas Monthly: Rising Star-Super Lawyer: 2007 – 2011
Member, Grievance Oversight Committee (2008-present)(Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court)
Vice-President, University of Texas Pan American Alumni Association Board of Trustees, (2003-2010)

Board Member, Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP), (2006-2010)
Board of Trustees, University of Texas Pan American Alumni Association, (2003-2013)
Adjunct Professor, South Texas College, (Fall semester-2006)
Staff Writer and Associate Editor, St. Mary’s University Law Journal (1996-1998)
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in numerous cases pending in California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Florida, Georgia and New York