Mr. Gonzales is a veteran in Litigation practice. Prior to joining the Firm in 2002, he was the managing partner of R. Gonzales & Associates Law Offices and Gonzales Palaña & Ortega Law Offices. He has also been an associate in two other law offices in his early years of practice. His track record is also marked with experience in public service as a Special Counsel to the Presidential Commission on Good Government. This involvement with the government sphere is further appended by his years as a Legal Consultant in the House of Representatives and in the Pasig City Legal Office. He served too as an Associate Solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor General.

     Mr. Gonzales’s vast experience in the field include:

  • Representing and assisting clients in obtaining a favorable resolution of their cases before the various Trial Courts, National Labor Relations Commission, and other quasi-judicial bodies;
  • Appealing cases of defendant clients before the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court; and
  • Drafting pleadings for different client cases.

     Mr. Gonzales is also a volunteer lawyer of DSWD’s Child Justice League. Formerly, he was also a member of the Philippine Children's Medical Center Institutional Review Board-Ethics Committee. He holds membership too in the Philippine Bar Association, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Midtown Quezon City.

      Mr. Gonzales was admitted to the Philippine Bar on May 1991. In the preceding year, he earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the same University. While completing his collegiate and law studies, he also served as a Student Assistant and later as a Graduate Assistant. In 2008, Atty. Gonzales completed the academic units for his master’s degree in Bioethics from UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

     Outside his practice, Mr. Gonzales is also an esteemed lecturer at Adamson University on the subjects of Special Proceedings and Criminal Procedure. He is also a Paralegal Lecturer at the University of the Philippines Diliman on the module discussing Procedure for Small Claims Cases.