Rudy Gonzales, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer — he’s taken more than fifty trials to a jury verdict and has amassed substantial jury awards and settlements for plaintiffs and their families. Mr. Gonzales is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Texas, the United States District Courts in the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Gonzales joined Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP as a partner in 2010. Prior to joining HMG, he was the founding partner of a large defense law firm with nationally recognized litigation clients. Mr. Gonzales is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Corpus Christi Bar Association (Vice President 1990, President 1992) and Nueces County Young Lawyers Association (Director 1982-83, President 1985). He has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2006.
In 2014, Mr. Gonzales was accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial.
Mr. Gonzales attended the University of Texas Austin for his undergraduate studies and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1975 before accepting a commission as an officer in the United States Navy. Following his Naval career, Mr. Gonzales attended the University of Texas School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1981. While at UT School of Law, he excelled as a member of the Board of Advocates and winner of a prestigious mock trial competition.
Rudy is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.