Arturo Gonzalez

Associate

emailagonzalez@rcalaw.com
phone602.440.4865
fax602.257.6937
Legal Secretary: Lisa Gefroh
emaillgefroh@rcalaw.com

Biography

As a member of the Litigation Practice Group, Arturo works with the firm’s litigators on a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters. His experience includes general litigation, contract law, business formation and operating agreements, creditor’s rights and post-judgment relief, advertising law, and technology/intellectual property issues in the workplace.  

Representative matters include:

  • Assisting in Arizona-based litigation disputes, general breach of contract claims, landlord-tenant rights, and disputes involving company mismanagement.  
  • Assisting in California-based litigation regarding breach of contract dispute over large-scale mining operation.
  • Assisting in securities-based litigation regarding control-person liability of brokerage firm for conduct of brokers. 

While in law school, Arturo was a school Moot Court finalist in both the Jenckes Closing Argument Competition and in the Oplinger Closing Argument Competition. Arturo was recognized as a 2016 Valdemar A. Cordova Scholar by the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association and served as President of the Chicano/Latino Law Students Association in 2016. Arturo received a Pro Bono Distinction Award and was voted by his peers to serve as the 2016 Student Commencement Speaker at the ASU College of Law commencement ceremony. Arturo is also a recent alumnus of the prestigious Hispanic Leadership Institute Class of 2017. 

Arturo is passionate about education advocacy. Before attending law school, Arturo completed two years as a Corps Member in the Teach for America program, where he taught American History to high school students on the Navajo Reservation in rural New Mexico. Arturo remains an active volunteer with several local youth outreach programs in Phoenix, and recently began his own educational scholarship, the “Mi Futuro” Scholarship, to benefit underserved students from his hometown high school, Alexander Central High, in Taylorsville, North Carolina. 

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "Why Your Business Needs A ‘Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) Policy," Arizona Technology Council Law & Technology Committee Seminar, October 2018

Memberships

  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Board Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Deputy Regional President, Region XIV
  • Arizona Collaborative Bar Association, Member
  • Chicano/Latino Law Student Association, Past President

Distinctions

  • AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, Volunteer, 2015-Present
  • Be A Leader Foundation, Former Volunteer
  • Local First Arizona, Fuerza Local Accelerator Program
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project 
  • Fluent in Spanish
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of New Mexico, Teaching Licensure in Secondary Education, Teach for America Program, 2013
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., Criminal Justice & History, magna cum laude, 2011

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2016
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