LBAC is excited to announce that Dennis M. Gonzales has joined the firm after more than 30 years and well over 100 defense jury verdicts with the Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel.
In 1974, Mr. Gonzales began his career with the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office. He started in the Children’s Services Division, protecting the rights of juveniles. In 1976, he began working in the General Litigation Division and then went on to the Law Enforcement Services Division where he litigated cases involving dangerous conditions and federal civil rights. From 1980 through 2008, he specialized in “wrongful death” and “excessive force” cases in both State and Federal venues for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. While at the Office of County Counsel, Dennis tried and won over 120 cases in State and Federal Courts. The majority of those jury trials were in the areas of employment, civil rights, police misconduct, and personal injury.
After his100th trial victory, he received awards from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Professional Peace Officers Association, and the Sheriff’s Relief Association. In addition, he was awarded commendations by The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for his 100th Trial Victory and for 34 years of outstanding service. In addition to litigation, Mr. Gonzales has been the leader of numerous seminars in trial tactics and strategy. Mr. Gonzales joined LBAC in March of 2009.