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In Hidalgo County, Joey Gonzalez served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas District 12B Grievance Committee. He was elected President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and Hidalgo County Bar Foundation for the 2008-2009 term. He currently serves on the Grievance Oversight Committee (appointed by the Texas Supreme Court). His practice encompasses catastrophic personal injury with an emphasis on auto products liability, trucking negligence, general negligence, and commercial litigation. He has handled numerous negligence and products liability cases in California, Utah, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, and New York where he was admitted pro hac vice to practice in those respective jurisdictions.

Mr. Gonzalez is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jose. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Anthony Fassold

    I have witnessed Joey's consistent and effective handling of personal injury cases. Time and time again, Joey has achieved exceptional results for his clients in some of the most challenging fact patterns. Joey possesses an uncanny intellect and creativity that has resulted in an impressive list of results. But more than anything, Joey cares deeply for his clients as evidenced by the work ethic he puts into each case.


    Mark Fassold Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Watts Guerra LLP

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 100
300 Convent St
San Antonio, TX, 78205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWatts Guerra LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyAllen, Stein & Durbin, PC1999 - 2001
Briefing AttorneyUnited States District Court For The Southern District Of Texas1998 - 1999
Briefing AttorneyTexas Supreme Court1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law2009 - Present
State Bar of TexasGrievance Oversight Committee2008 - Present
St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident of Rio Grande Valley ChapterN/A
Hidalgo County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Hidalgo County Bar FoundationPresident2008 - 2009
State Bar of TexasChairman of District 12-B Grievance Committee2007 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Texas System, Pan AmericanPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Soaking Up Some CLE CourseProposed New Ethics Rules2010
Texas Minority Attorney ProgramThe Grievance Process2009
South Texas CLEA Roadmap On Trying or Settling Your Case in One Year2009