Educational History

Mr. Gonzales was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Newbury Park High School, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). After serving as an intern with the Anti-Trust Division of the California State Attorney Generals Office. Mr. Gonzales went on to receive his law degree from the University of Utah.


Career Path

Mr. Gonzales was employed as a Law Clerk for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office from 1979 to 1980 and was admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada on October 2, 1981. He was a practicing member of the State Bar while employed in the Clark County Public Defenders Office from 1981 to 1984. Mr. Gonzales is also admitted to practice in the State Federal District Court of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Current Practice

From January, 1984 to the present, Mr. Gonzales has been employed in the private practice of law. His primary emphasis is Criminal Law and Immigration Law. Mr. Gonzales is also a member of theAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association and Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.