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Maria I. Gonzalez was born in New York City and attended college at the University of Binghamton where she obtained her bachelor’s degree and then attended the University of Buffalo where she obtained her Jurist Doctorate degree in 1995. Shortly after graduating from Law School she moved to Arizona and was admitted to practice law in 1996.


She began practicing law in 1996. In September of 1997 she became a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. During her time at the County Attorney’s Office, she handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases in both adult court and juvenile court.


In 2002, she left the County Attorney’s Office and began working as staff counsel for

Allstate Insurance Company. She worked for Allstate for three years and tried several cases, most of which she won. In 2005, she went to work for a law firm where she practiced primarily personal injury law and criminal defense.


In June of 2007, she started The Gonzalez Law Firm, PLLC because she saw a need in the community for a competent and caring attorney. She currently practices criminal defense in City court, State court and Federal court. She also practices personal injury and civil matters.




Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Glenn A Allen

    I have known Maria for a number of years. She is a skilled trial attorney that works hard for her clients. I would certainly recommend her to others.


    Glenn Allen Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Paul E Knost

    Ms. Gonzalez is a great lawyer in Maricopa County. She has tons of experience and knowledge. Her clients are lucky to have her!


    Paul Knost Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

The Gonzalez Law Firm PLLC

290 W Chandler Heights Rd Ste 1
Chandler, AZ, 85248-5087


AZActive 199605/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Gonzalez Law Firm, PLLC2007 - Present
AttorneyMichael Cordova, PC2005 - 2007
Staff CounselGannon & Associates2002 - 2005
ProsecutorMaricopa County Attorney's Office1997 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aggravated DUINot Guilty
Possession of Dangerous Drugs For SaleCase dismissed
Armed RobberyHung Jury
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fulton Ranch LivingLegally speaking2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995