Christopher J. Gonzalez
(925) 943-5000 Work
University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2003
University of California, Riverside, B.A., Psychology/English 2000
Christopher is a real estate and business litigation attorney with over 15 years of practice in the Bay Area. With both big firm and small firm experience, Christopher makes communication with his clients a top priority. “It astounded me the gratitude I received just by picking up the telephone and letting a client know what I just learned. The number one complaint about lawyers is unavailability and unreturned phone calls. I’ve never understood how an attorney can maintain a practice without constant client interaction. I want all my clients to know that their concerns are my concerns; we are partners in this together.”
Christopher received his J.D. from the University of California–Davis, School of Law. He was the recipient of the King Hall Pro Bono Award, and was a founding officer in the school’s Intellectual Property Club. During law school, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Gordon Burkhart in Riverside County.
Represented public agencies/utilities, residential, and commercial property owners in eminent domain (condemnation) actions.
Represented private property owners against a major oil company in the remediation of their property from historical oil drilling activities.
Represented a large printing company in a multi-million dollar dispute over faulty printing presses.
Oversaw and advised national promotion agency on contests and sweepstakes.
Represented the owner of a small countertop installation business in a shareholder dispute with a former business partner.
Represented property owners in boundary disputes with neighbors.
Represented the owner of a nationally recognized advertising trademark in protecting its rights against infringement.
Represented owners of both residential and commercial real estate in purchase/sale contract disputes.
Represented both commercial and residential landlords/tenants in lease negotiation.
Represented a public utility in protecting its easement rights.
Represented a public agency in establishing its first fire department.
Represented a foreign government agency in a dispute with the county over assessments/taxes.
Represented large real estate developer in dispute with County over land use approval requirements.
Represented real estate agents and brokers in disclosure/duty disputes.
Represented national life insurance company in benefit disputes.
Supreme Court of the United States
California - All Trial and Appellate Courts
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Ct - Northern Dist. of California
U.S. District Ct - Southern Dist. of California
U.S. District Ct - Central Dist. of California
U.S. District Ct - Eastern Dist. of California
U.S. District Ct - Western District of Texas
Commercial and Business Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
Christopher’s personal interests include playing tennis, hiking, fencing, reading science fiction, and of course, spending time with his family.