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I have an extensive record in immigration deportation defense with successes in defending clients from deportation due to criminal convictions.  I focus my expertise in successfully ensuring that a client's immigration status is protected, in particular, when a client has a criminal record. 

I have also successfully adjudicated difficult asylum, withholding and CAT claims. In particular, I have had success with claims originating Mexico and Central American countries. 

I also perform family based immigration with some emphasis on consular process and adjustment of status which require waivers due to criminal history or prior removals.

I focus my criminal defense practice on immigrants and undocument clients who stand to loose their current or potential immigration status due to a pending criminal conviction. I have succeeded in negotiating and defending criminal cases with the goal of protecting my client's immigration status. 

I have an extensive knowledge of state and federal habeas corpus law and have successfully used habeas corpus proceedings to protect clients from deportation. 

Finally, I have successfully litigated in the are of family law, specifically, custody and child support cases.


Legal Services:

Deportation Defense, Family Based Immigration, Naturalization, State and Federal Criminal Defense, Divorce, Custody and Child Support.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 70%
    8 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 16%
    4 years, 150 cases
  3. Family: 14%
    8 years, 140 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cindy Medina

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    Cindy Medina Immigration Attorney
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  • Lincoln David Strawhun

    I endorse this lawyer. Juan has an excellent understanding of immigration, family and real property law. I have sent clients and/or sought his advice for all three of these complex areas. Juan has terrific experience and a great reputation as an honorable lawyer in our community.


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Contact info

Juan R. Gonzalez, PLLC

8023 Vantage Drive
Suite 400
San Antonio, TX, 78230


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalJuan R. Gonzalez, PLLC2009 - Present
AssociateVillalobos & Vaughan, PLLC2007 - 2009
Case ManagerEarl & Associates, PLLC2005 - 2007
Economic Development DirectorCity of Del Rio, Texas2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Antonio Young Lawyers Associationmember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - 2017
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)Member2009 - 2017
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of HBTGranted withholding by Immigration Judge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Baylor UniversityPolitical Science/ EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996