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Anthony Gonzalez

Debt settlement Attorney at Plantation, FL

4.8   25 reviews

Licensed for 7 years

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Mr. Gonzalez has legal experience representing clients with their consumer financial services litigation and other civil litigation issues. As a Plantation Florida Lawyer some of Mr. Gonzalez’s areas of practice involve: filing lawsuits on behalf of consumers for violations of: Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (FUDTPA), Federal Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (FDCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), Telephone Consumer Collection Practices Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Mr. Gonzalez also practices Foreclosure Defense, Credit Card Debt Defense, defending individuals who are being sued for Deficiency Judgments, Contract Disputes, garnishment proceedings and representing clients in Federal Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida.

 

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Licensed for 7 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Mohammed | October 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and helpful
Anthony is a very knowledgeable and helpful attorney. He took his time to give me detailed information on my case and did not pressure me into make any decisions without reviewing my options. I would definitely recommend this firm.
Posted by Joel | August 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A real down to earth Person
Anthony went above and beyond to help me. He is very kind and makes you feel like you are talking to A friend. Thank you Anthony for being the best Attorney I have ever met.
Posted by THERESA | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THIS ATTORNEY GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ASSIST
I was referred to Attorney, Mr. Anthony Gonzalez, Esq. of Light and Gonzalez in 2022 for a legal matter. I attended court hearings three times on the same court case on behalf of my compromised & disabled family member. As a caregiver, the daily responsibility of another person is overwhelming, with us both being seniors in our 60’s and 70’s. Appearing in court before the Judge without counsel and proper representation was detrimental. (I represented my family member) It was unsuccessful. Mr. Gonzalez has gone above and beyond to spend his valuable time speaking with me even though he knew I may have not been able to retain his services. Mr. Gonzalez is knowledgeable and articulate. I very much recommend "Light and Gonzalez" to represent you. I will be retaining their services. He took our situation into consideration and was extremely fair in working with us.
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Posted by Rachel j León | January 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Anthony was very profesional and honest, excellent guidance and support. I would highly recommend Anthony he made me feel confortable and he was very supportive and he made everything easy to comprehend.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional & Knowledgeable
Mr. Gonzalez from Light & Gonzalez, PLLC is so knowledgeable and professional. I called to inquire about their services, and he was very thorough and explained it all in laymen's terms. He explained my rights and the different options available to me based on my circumstances. I will definitely be hiring him and recommend him to anyone who needs an honest, knowledgeable, and professional attorney.
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Posted by oriana | December 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent experience
I want to express my gratitud to Mr. Gonzalez for the effective effort in the study of my case and his advice in the best defense of my rights and interests. excellent professional and very supportive! Thank you!!
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Passionate advocate
It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Anthony. He responded to my inquiry right away (like within hours and on a Sunday night). He was able to fit me in to discuss my case the very next day. You can tell he has a passion for what he does and really wants to help others- a true advocate. I learned so much about rights and after speaking with Anthony, I felt a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders. I am so happy I found him! I highly recommend him and his law firm. Thanks so much again for all your help!
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Posted by Bernardo | September 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Atención profesional y personalizada
Consulté esta oficina de abogados y recibí una atención excelente, el señor Anthony Gonzales me atendió personalmente y fue muy honesto, claro, preciso y muy cordial en toda la asesoría que me concedió. Se tomó todo el tiempo necesario para darme una orientación e información muy importante sobre la situación. Agradezco su trato profesional y su voluntad de servicio, sobre todo la asesoría en nuestro idioma es muy importante ya que muchos de los términos legales no son de fácil interpretación. Muy agradecido con su servicio.
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Posted by Alejandro | September 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
Great Professionalism and Honesty; Mr Gonzalez took his time to explained everything to me. I highly recommend Light & Gonzalez for your legal issues.
Posted by Chris | September 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and professional
Mr. Anthony Gonzalez provided excellent service and was very knowledgeable. He really took the time to analyze the specifics of my case, and explained the details in a comprehensive way. Highly recommended. Very responsive as well.
Posted by Ansar | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
IF you're looking for a lawyer whose clients are not just numbers, he is probably one of them. I was skeptical about using a law service at first, but I looked his firm up on goodly and went to his office for a free consultation. I was pleasantly surprised by amiable lawyers. Anthony was very knowledgeable. He was forthcoming with all the information that would help me settle my issue. He handled every aspect of the issue from the beginning to the end and kept me informed of the entire process. He promptly and patiently answered all of my questions. My issue was resolved in a matter of weeks to my Full satisfaction.I highly recommend him.
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Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Ansar, thank you very much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Daniel Chahine | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Had such a great experience with Light and Gonzalez, PLLC. Had the pleasure to meet and have Greg Light handle my situation. Greg made the process work like magic, super appreciative of the outcome as well his work ethic. Definitely recommend this firm to anyone in need!
Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you were satisfied with our representation.
Posted by Toni | June 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing service
Went to these guys for help with a lawsuit from a credit card company that was suing me and they took the time to meet with me and talked for an hour about all the different scenarios and options that I would have. They did my consultation for free which was extremely nice! I highly recommend these guys for anyone with debt issues or lawsuits.
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Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Toni, Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure assisting you with your legal matter.
Posted by Jesus | May 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Professional
Very happy with Light & Gonzalez, PLLC professional service. Mr Gonzales took the extra time to go over my case providing me with the right advice. I'll recommend the firm excellent service.
Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Jesus, thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad that you found my advice to be helpful.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
The one you go to in any disputes , Anthony exceeded my expectation and went the extra mile 100% satisfaction guranteed and highly recommended
Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Thank you very much for your review. We always strive to zealously represent our clients and to do the best that we possibly can. I am glad that your experience with our office was a pleasant one.
Posted by Daynier | September 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
super good
My first experience was spectacular.The office has a good located and a lot parking.The lawyer was very puntual with the appointment. He explain me everything about my case. He was very cleared concise at the time to explain all process. I recommend this lawyer office. They help me with all my process. Thanks
Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Danyier, thank you very much for your kind words and your thoughtful review.
Posted by Iva | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Great lawyers that really work with you! I contacted Light & Gonzalez, PLLC because I was getting debt collection letters and harassed on the telephone by debt collectors seeking to collect on past due credit card and medical bills. Both Anthony Gonzalez and Gregory Light walked me through what my legal options were and informed me of my consumer rights so that I could fight back against these abusive debt collection tactics! Ultimately, I decided that filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy was my best option. Working with Anthony throughout the bankruptcy process was comforting and he was professional throughout the entire process. I have received my “fresh start” as I have now received a discharge of all of my unsecured debts! I highly recommend Anthony Gonzalez and Gregory Light and the entire team at Light & Gonzalez, PLLC for their thoroughness and professionalism! They are fantastic! I would highly recommend them! A+
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Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Iva, thank you very much for your review. It was truly a pleasure assisting you with navigating the hurdles of the bankruptcy process. I am pleased to know that you have received your fresh start by having your unsecured debts discharged through the bankruptcy process. Congratulations once again!
Posted by Soledad | April 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulta de embargos bancarios
Vine a la oficina de abogados de Light & Gonzalez, PLLC en Plantation, Florida porque el demandante en mi caso civil de una deuda de una tarjeta de credito congelo mis cuentas bancarias. Estaba extremadamente estresada porque los fondos congelados de el Demandante eran los fondos que tenía que pagar mi renta. Anthony Gonzalez me explicaro todas mis opciones legales y mis derechos para luchar contra el embargo. Siento que realmente se preocuparon por mi situación y recomendaría sus servicios a cualquier persona que esté teniendo problemas para pagar a sus tarjetas de credito o que hayan dejado de pagar sus tarjetas de crédito o que hayan sido víctimas de una reposición ilegal. Mientras visitaba con ellos, también discutí algunos otros problemas de unas deudas médicas que tenía y me explicaron todos mis derechos contra las prácticas ilegales de estos cobradores de deudas que buscaban a cobrar mis antiguas deudas que tenían más de 5 años sin pagar. Me explicaron mis derechos por la Ley Federal de Prácticas de Cobro de Deudas (FDCPA), Ley de Prácticas de Cobro para Consumidores de Florida (FCCPA) y la Ley de Prácticas de Colección de Consumidores Telefónicos (TCPA). En su consulta, aprendí por primera vez que podía recuperar monetariamente de estas violaciones ilegales y que la ley permite la recuperación de los honorarios de los abogados de la parte perdedora si yo podía prevalecer en una demanda en su contra. Mientras los visitaba también me di cuenta de que podía sacar mi propio informe de crédito de forma gratuita anualmente. Me decepcionó que no supe esta información antes porque había llamado a una agencia de reparación de crédito y esa compañía me cobro $ 95.00 para retirar mis informes de crédito. Desearía haberlos llamado ANTES de haber llamado a cualquier compañía de reparación de crédito porque ahora me he dado cuenta de que es mejor consultar a un abogado de protección al consumidor para averiguar mis derechos con respecto a lo que aparece en mi informe de crédito que pagarle a una empresa de reparación de crédito que no son abogados. La mejor parte de todo esto es el hecho de que ofrecen consultas iniciales gratuitas. ¡Recomendaría sus servicios A+++!
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Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Soledad, muchas gracias por su extensa y amable reseña. Realmente ha sido un placer ayudarla.
Posted by Mary | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Consumer Financial Protection Attorney - Highly Recommended
I contacted Light & Gonzalez, PLLC's office in Plantation, Florida as a result of my wages being garnished because of an extremely old credit card debt. I think that it is notable to mention that I had contacted a minimum of four or more attorneys prior to calling their office and each one of them had told me that I would be better off paying what was being alleged that I owed then fighting against what I believed that I did not owe against this debt collector. I then called and spoke to Gregory Light and Anthony Gonzalez, they reassured me that my case was important and it was indeed worth fighting. They met with me on multiple occasions and were prompt in responding to telephone calls and emails if I had any questions. They agreed to go to court and represent me on extremely short notice and at a price in which I could afford. Although, they never guaranteed me a result, it was their relentless pursuit of justice coupled with their diligent efforts in zealously advocating for me that I respect. Ultimately, the result was the garnishment against me was stopped and a refund of my needed monies which were being withheld by my employer were returned. If there is any individual who has debt collectors: send them letters, harassing them, calling them, suing them, threatening them or garnishing their wages, then I would recommend their services without reservation.
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Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Mary, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that we were able to assisting you in stopping the garnishment against you and that you were able to get your much needed monies back.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Consulted like a professional and gave alot of good advices.
Response from Anthony Gonzalez September 16, 2021
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad that my office met with your expectations.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-550 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Manager-Member
  • Light & Gonzalez, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Jonathan Kline, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Litigation Assistant/Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Substitute Teacher
  • United Independent School District
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Laredo Police Department
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Personal Assistant
  • Jacaman Real Estate/Laredo Investment Properties
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Communication Tech. Trainee
  • Laredo Police Department
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Texas A&M International University (Laredo)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008
  • United High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • El Brazo Fuerte Bakery 2 v. 24 Hour Air Service, Inc. (Fla. 4th DCA 2021)
  • Reversed and remanded with instructions for the trial court either award what was requested or to explain the deviations from the substantial competent evidence which was presented and previously submitted at the hearing.
  • The Walking Company d/b/a Abeo Biomechanical Footwear v. [Client Corporation]
  • Case Dismissed after Settlement
  • Crown Asset Management, LLC assignee of CitiBank N.A. v. [CLIENT}
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Disability Rights Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Civil Rights & Social Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Solo & Small Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Law Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Minorities In The Profession Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Tort, Trial And Insurance Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • People Love Us On Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (16)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is highly intelligent and a strong advocate for his clients. He is persistent and truly cares about his clients. His fierce advocacy is evident in his representation. I'd highly recommend him."
Debt settlement Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a powerful advocate for his clients. His passion and drive for each case is evident in his representation. I'd highly recommend him."
General practice Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly intelligent and professional. I proudly endorse Mr. Gonzalez as a fierce litigator who gets results for his clients. Excellent attorney and even better man and friend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is intelligent and aggressive he will help you through a debt crisis."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gonzalez is an exceptional attorney. He practices in several areas. His knowledge of personal injury law is second to none and he takes care of his clients. He has an excellent track record in the personal injury area."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony and I met in an interview for the same position and we have kept in contact ever since. As a newly barred attorney, Anthony took it upon himself to show me the ropes. He took his personal time to explain different nuances of the field and has offered his guidance on many issues. I could not be happier that he has began his own firm. I have no doubt that he will vigorously continue to advocate for all of his clients in a professional and ethical manner. I expect nothing but great things to come for him. He is a wonderful teacher and top notch attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Anthony is an honest, hard-working, professional attorney. I would highly recommend him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is personable and a go-getter! He also has a client's best interests at heart. As such I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked closely with Anthony on a number of civil litigation cases during my time in South, Florida. Anthony brought a depth of knowledge and passion that resulted in numerous decisions in favor of our clients. He provides excellent representation on behalf of his clients and has a great working knowledge of bankruptcy law and other consumer related litigation. I would recommend Anthony to any individual who is looking for a compassionate, hard working, and aggressive litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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