Tony Gonzales

In addition to being a co-founding attorney for Garica & Gonzales Law Firm Tony Gonzales is also the co-founder of Scorpion Repel and has been a practicing attorney for more than 17 years. He has vast business experience and has owned his own law firm since 2008. Tony has consulted or represented hundreds of businesses in organization, commercial transactions, and litigation. He holds a B.S. in Political Science, with a minor in Theology from Arizona State University, and a J.D. from Arizona State College of Law. Tony and his wife Alexia (who is also an attorney) have 4 children together.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Attorney/Partner, April 2021 – Present

Law Offices of Garica & Gonzales, PLLC, Chandler, Arizona

Plaintiff trial work, including, but not limited to drafting demands, complaints, motions, and discovery.  Negotiate settlements, conduct depositions, arbitrations, and trials. Cases range includes criminal defense, personal injury, and DUI.

Attorney/Partner, March 2008 – April 2021

Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC, Flagstaff, Arizona

Plaintiff trial work, including, but not limited to drafting demands, complaints, motions, and discovery.  Negotiate settlements, conduct depositions, arbitrations, and trials. Cases range includes auto collisions, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

Real Estate Associate, September 2006 – February 2008

William P. Ring, P.C., Flagstaff, Arizona

Prepare development agreements, general plan amendments, and conditional use permits.  Assist clients with a full range of commercial transactions, by preparing real estate agreements, easements, and contracts.  Prepare and process land use entitlements, including master-planned communities, design review, impact fees, and annexations.  General counsel to property homeowners associations.

Adjunct Professor in Business Law, 2008-2010

Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, Arizona

Teach Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Issues in Business, Business Law 214.  Lecture on legal theories, ethical issues, and land use affecting business policies and decisions.  

Real Estate Associate, May 2005 – September 2006
Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C., Flagstaff, Arizona
Handled real estate and business transactions and land use, zoning, and governmental law issues. Conducted prosecutorial work for the City of Cottonwood.  Prepared pleadings, motions, discovery, and trial exhibits for trials.  Drafted and reviewed real estate contracts and agreements.  Drafted and negotiated intergovernmental agreements and other written documents on behalf of school districts and universities.  

Business Consultant, Fall 2004-Spring 2005
Mi Casa Advertising, Inc. & Gelt Industries, Inc., Valencia, California
Drafted and interpreted distributorship and partnership agreements.  Negotiated distributorship and real estate agreements.  Advised on matters of corporate governance and real estate matters.

Law Clerk, Spring 2005
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C., Scottsdale, Arizona
Conducted research on tax law, secured transactions, and bankruptcy.  Drafted motions to dismiss, pleadings, and deposition summaries.

Law Clerk, Spring 2004
Terry Pillinger, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona
Drafted demand letters and prepared pleadings.  Assisted in settlement negotiations.

Law Extern, Spring 2004
The Honorable Judge Redfield T. Baum, District of Ariz. Bankruptcy Court, Phoenix, Arizona
Drafted legal opinions and attended weekly trials and hearings.  Researched bankruptcy code.

Summer Associate, Summer 2003
Sutin, Thayer & Browne, P.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Researched and composed memoranda on various legal issues.  Drafted complaints, motions, and requests for discovery.  Represented creditors in collections and foreclosure actions.

LICENSE AND EDUCATION 

Admitted AZ Supreme Court (2005), U.S. District Court, AZ (2005), Hopi Trial Court (2005)

Juris Doctorate, May 2004, Arizona State University (“ASU”) College of Law
Bachelor of Science, Political Science (minor in Theology) May 2000, ASU magna cum laude

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