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About me

I have a varied personal background. I grew up in New York City and went to City University of New York, York College for Undergraduate and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for my J.D.


Prior to Law School I worked in politics for various high profile individuals such as Hillary Clinton and Norman Siegel, to name a few. I also worked in the United Nations researching nuclear weapons for a period of time.


My practice is currently predominantly focussed in the area of criminal defense, Family Law, and civil law suits for violations of civil rights as a result of false arrests and police brutality.


I am FEDERALLY admitted in the State of Connecticut, as well as Eastern and Southern Districts of New York as well as admitted in New York State.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    12 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    12 years, 750 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
    12 years, 250 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    12 years, 5 cases
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-500/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeremy M. Saland

    I met Carlos when I served as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Carlos represented a defendant on a case I supervised. Not only was Carlos a great advocate for his client, but there was never a moment where I questioned his integrity or honesty. Although we might have disagreed on issues, Carlos admirably represented his client and did so in a professional and assertive manner.


    Jeremy Saland Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Max L Rosenberg

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Gonzalez and am always impressed by his abilities. He is an attorney who cares about his clients.


    Max Rosenberg Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gonzalez Law Associates P.C.

380 Lexington Avenue
17th floor
New York, NY, 10168


NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
superb ratingAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Gideon Committee MembershipBronx County Bar Association2013
New York Intellectual Property Lawyers AssociationMEMBERSHIP2012
Co-Chairperson of Gideon Committee defenseNew York Criminal Bar Association2012
Co-chair gideon defense projectBronx County Bar Association2012
MemberFederal Bar Association2012
MemberFederal Bar Association2012
MemberNew York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
ListedWho's Who Legal2009
Competitive Intership (Bet Tzedek)Manhattan Legal Services2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior partnerGonzalez, Martindale & Gross P.C.2010 - Present
Senior PartnerGonzalez Law Associates P.C.2006 - 2009
AssociateLaw Officess of Luis O. Diaz2005 - 2006
AssociateShearman & Sterling2005 - 2005
AssociateLawyers Committee On Nuclear Policy2003 - 2004
AssociateNypd Department Advocates Office2002 - 2003
AssociateBrooklyn Legal Services2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2012 - Present
GARDCEO2012 - Present
Bronx County Bar AssociationCo-chair2012 - Present
Lawq&amember2011 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationMember2010 - Present
Bronx Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Connecticut federal barMember2010 - Present
Bronx County Bar Association, Family and Matrimonial CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Bronx County Bar Association, Criminal Court CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Eastern districtt of new yorkMember2006 - Present
Southern district of new YorkMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Man sues for false arrest afte 17 months in jail...Federal CivilRights matter filed
Major Footbal Star charged with
Father arrested and held wrongfully in order to question him on son...Suit filed...
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Haven RegisterMajor civil rights case filed...2014
CrainsVeteran Lawyers Blast Mayor...2013
huffington postWesley-Rosa Arraignemtn2011
New York TimesNY Times wesley rosa case2011
Fox NewsFrench tv2011
webAttorney Profile2011
AvvoWhat is an arraignment?2011
Ny court dismisses weapons possessionNy court dismisses weapons possession2010
Need for Health Care Proxyneed for Health Care Proxy2009
Gonzalez Law Associatess BlogFirst Offense, need for an attorney on your first offense2009
Gonzalez Law Associates BlogInternational Criminal Court, a need for teeth2009
Gonzalez Law Associates BlogJustice, truth & recidivism2009
First Committee MonitorNuclear Non-proliferation2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New YorkImmigration Lawcertificate2012
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
York CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trespass DefenseFalse Arrest2012
NYCLA ConferenceSummons'2010
Connecticut police officer arrested for showing genitalia to womenRepresenting woman suing police department2010
Gideon Committee Defense projectdefending the 18b PanelN/A
Free ConsultationsCriminal Law. Family Law, Civil RightsN/A