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John M. Gonzales

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

The Behal Law Group LLC
501 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-706-5318
Fax: 614-340-3892
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney John M. Gonzales is a partner at The Behal Law Group LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Gonzales practices business, family and probate law, serving clients throughout central Ohio. A seasoned litigator, he has over 30 years of experience and has tried hundreds of cases.

In addition to his litigation skills, Mr. Gonzales is trained in mediation and mediates divorce and personal injury cases. His combination of training and experience allow him to provide incomparable legal services to his clients, who include business owners, injury victims and other professionals.

Prior to joining The Behal Law Group LLC, Mr. Gonzales represented insurance companies in personal injury and wrongful death matters at a private Columbus based law firm. This former experience gives him insight into the strategies and techniques used by insurance companies in injury cases, which he now uses to benefit his clients seeking compensation.

Recognized for his successful legal career, Mr. Gonzales is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and an AV Preeminent* peer review-rated attorney from Martindale-Hubbell. The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys also presented him with a “Respected Advocate Award” in 2011.

Active in his community, Mr. Gonzales is an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School. He is a former volunteer firefighter and participates in various charitable events and activities.

Mr. Gonzales earned a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and received his law degree from Capital University Law School. During law school, he participated in moot court and served as editor in chief of the Capital University Law Review. He holds a license to practice law before all Ohio state courts.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About John M. Gonzales

First Admitted: 1987, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • AV from the Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Respected Advocate Award” from the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, 2011
  • National Moot Court Team, Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board certified civil trial lawyer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor-in-Chief of the Capital University Law Review
  • Adjunct professor at Capital University Law School, General practice, advanced evidence and trial advocacy

Educational Background

  • Marshall University, 1984
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Office Location for John M. Gonzales

501 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-706-5318

Fax: 614-340-3892

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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