Law Office of Joel Gonzalez, PLLC

Highly Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer-Corpus Christi-TX

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Firm Overview

My firm's main focus is on consumer bankruptcy practice. We also handle personal injury cases, workers compensation and other cross-over areas.

My firm was established in February 2008.

Example cases

I recently filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case for a below median income wage earner and was able to obtain a discharge of my clients debts of over $80,000.

Main Office

Main
5350 South Staples St.
Suite 406
Corpus Christi  TX  78411

Phone
  • (361) 887-6363
Fax
  • (361) 653-3388

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I do offer an initial free consultation for up to an hour long session.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Every client's situation is unique and therefore I don't have a "one-size fits all" approach regarding fees.

Hourly Rates

Fees vary depending on the case.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Arrangements for emergency hours can be made on a case-by-case basis.

Office Manager

Patricia Molina

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

My assistant and I both speak Spanish.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In law school my favorite subject was bankruptcy.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is a good idea for a potential client to familiarize themselves on legal issues. This way, when I consult with a potential client they know the language. It also helps them better understand their options.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I would generally not assist a client who wants to represent themselves because it has the potential to create an inadvertent attorney-client relationship.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Due to possible exposure of liability, I would not be able to perform this task.

Joel Gonzalez

I previously worked for a mid-sized firm, working on personal injury, worker's compensation, social security, and other matters. During my tenure, I also started a consumer bankruptcy practice from the ground up. I discovered that I found bankruptcy law more interesting than any other area I practiced. Based on this, when I left to start my own firm, naturally bankruptcy became a main tenant of my practice.

I have had personal friends file for bankruptcy and have been able to gauge how it affected their life. I use these experiences to better understand what my clients are going through as we go through the proper procedures in bankruptcy.

I am straightforward. I have told potential clients in the past that it was not cost-effective for them to file bankruptcy. Although it has cost me some business I feel good because I did the right thing.

Personal interests:

Learning strategies to beat creditors. I also enjoy reading books, fishing and spending time with my family.

License
  • Bar Number: 24053233
    Texas , 2006
Education
  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2004
    Cleveland, OH
  • Texas A & M University
    Bachelor of Arts , 2000
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Majored in Speech Communication with a Minor in Philosophy.
  • Del Mar College
    Associate of Applied Science , 1998
    Corpus Christi, TX

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