Juan C. Gonzalez
Juan C. Gonzalez is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice in the areas of Appellate, General Liability and Employment law. Juan has an established track record of handling high-exposure matters for large insured and self-insured companies across a broad spectrum of industries in state and federal trial and appellate courts across numerous jurisdictions. Juan’s practice includes complex civil litigation matters in areas ranging from general liability defense, product liability claims, catastrophic property and casualty loss, premises liability, coverage and recovery disputes, construction litigation, professional liability, dram shop, Labor Law, and employment discrimination claims. He is often called on by his clients to handle complex high-stakes disputes, often at key junctures, involving strategic discovery and issue-framing through complex pre-trial, trial and post-trial hearings, proceedings, trials, motion practice and appeals. Juan also advises businesses, insurers, healthcare enterprises, startups and non-profit corporations on issues and transactions involving contract disputes, negotiations, licensing and privacy, HIPPA and other compliance issues. Over the course of his career, Juan’s successes have saved (or recovered) tens of millions of dollars for his clients.
Juan previously practiced for nearly 10 years at another highly regarded defense firm where he focused his practice on the defense of clients in high exposure, catastrophic personal and property damage actions. Prior to that, Juan served on the State’s highest court – the New York Court of Appeals – where he served as a senior Court Attorney and then as a Confidential Law Clerk for the Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr.
Juan remains involved in his community, having served on various committees, including the New York County Democratic Independent Judicial Screening Panel for State Supreme Court vacancies, and through mentorship programs for law students. In addition, he regularly lectures on a range of topics and has served as Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, where he taught appellate practice, procedure and advanced legal writing and oral advocacy to upper-class students.
Juan is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of the bars of the State and federal courts of New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, and also the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II, as well as the Defense Research Institute.