Law Office of Joel Gonzalez, PLLC

Law Office of Joel Gonzalez, PLLC

Firm Overview

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

My firm was established in February 2008.Example cases We help people facing creditor lawsuits, foreclosure, repossessions or simply having difficulty keeping up with their bills. We are a federally designated debt relief agency and help people file for bankruptcy when appropriate.

Main Office

Main
700 Everhart Road
Suite G-2
Corpus Christi TX 78411

Phone

(361) 887-6363

Fax

(361) 654-3622

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I do offer a no obligation initial consultation.

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

Lisa Perez

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

Law Office of Joel Gonzalez, PLLC

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

Texas A & M University
Bachelor of Arts, 2000

Del Mar College
Associate of Applied Science, 1998

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