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David Michael Gonzalez

About David Gonzalez

About me

David Gonzalez is the founding partner of Sumpter & Gonzalez, a criminal defense firm whose commitment to social justice involves defending against serious criminal accusations for both private and indigent clients. The Firm’s mission to change people’s lives, in each individual case and in greater society. Especially in federal and juvenile criminal defense practice, the Firm assists clients beyond the legal issues of their cases using a team of lawyers and social workers to address the underlying causes of a client’s involvement in the criminal justice system.

In 2008, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award by the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and was a finalist in the American Bar Association’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year & in the local Austin Under 40 awards.


David froze to death at Dartmouth College, then went out West to Stanford Law School in search of warmer weather. David met his wife on the first day of law school, but she pretty much ignored him for the next two years until he was able to convince her to date him midway through their second year.


The two of them juggle their law practice with three kids (all under the age of 5) in tow.  In his free time, David enjoys playing dress up, puzzles, Legos, “school,” kitchen, and typing on the ‘compuper.’