Jorge Octavio Gonzales, Esq.


Jorge Octavio Gonzales is partner and senior counsel at Gonzales & Gonzales.  He supervises case management of all personal injury, probate and unlawful detainer matters.


Mr. Gonzales was born in National City, California, and raised in Tijuana, Mexico.  He is bilingual in English and Spanish.  He crossed the border daily to attend grammar school at San Ysidro Academy (presently Our Lady of Mt. Carmel), high school in Imperial Beach at Marian High School (presently Mater Dei Catholic High School) and Southwestern College in Chula Vista for one year before enlistment in the United States armed forces. 


Mr. Gonzales is a Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and subsequently in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He used the GI Bill to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies at San Diego State University and his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Michigan Law School.  He also graduated from the ROTC Program at the University of Michigan and received a commission as a reserve Army Infantry Officer.  While still a law student he worked a summer internship with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  Upon graduation he worked as a law clerk at the former San Diego Law Firm of Sheila, Lightner & Castro.   


Mr. Gonzales was admitted to the California State Bar in 1979 and since that time has been practicing law in National City.  He worked in private practice in National City and was partner in the Law Firm of Wood & Gonzales.  His former partner retired and his son joined him to form the present Gonzales & Gonzales. 


Mr. Gonzales greatly enjoys sports.  He has run 15 marathons.  He is a fan of the University of Michigan and San Diego State football teams, San Diego Chargers, and U.S and Mexican national soccer teams.  His hobbies include cycling, traveling, and reading historical fiction.  He enjoys family reunions.


Mr. Gonzales met his wife while they were both students at the University of Michigan.  She was born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico.  They have been happily married since 1979, have two adult children and are expecting their first grandchild in early 2015.  His wife is also an attorney.