John M. Gonzales

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

The Behal Law Group LLC
 | 501 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-706-5318
Fax: 614-340-3892
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in central Ohio and throughout the rest of the state, John M. Gonzales is a partner and trial lawyer at The Behal Law Group LLC who handles serious injury and wrongful death cases, business law and business disputes and estate planning. He works with companies that want to control costs in multiple issues of litigation, estate and business succession planning for business owners, those who have been affected by an injury caused by another and business owners with employment issues or contract disputes. Experienced with more than 100 mediations and 75 jury trials that went to verdict, Mr. Gonzales also has divorce and general mediation training.

Before earning a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1987, Mr. Gonzales attended Marshall University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in 1984. During his time in law school, he was the Capital University Law Review’s editor-in-chief, and in previous positions he represented clients such as Allstate, Westfield, USAA, Kemper and Nationwide.

A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he also teaches advanced evidence and trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School. The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys honored Mr. Gonzales with the Respected Advocate Award in 2011, and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Gonzales is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and in the state of Ohio. An active member of the community, he also worked for the Genoa Township Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About John Gonzales

Admitted: 1987, Ohio

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board certified civil trial lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor-in-Chief of the Capital University Law Review

Educational Background:

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

501 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-706-5318

Fax: 614-340-3892

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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