Andres R. Gonzalez

Biography

Andres Gonzalez is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on construction law matters where he formulates strategies and oversees intricate construction projects and related disputes. Andres works closely with clients to interpret and defend cases involving breach of contract clauses, construction defects, payment disputes, regulatory compliance, and permits.  He has defended dozens of construction companies, contractors, and subcontractors in hundreds of cases. His experience also includes drafting and negotiating various engineering, procurement, and construction agreements for major projects.

Andres vigorously defends clients in labor and employment related disputes. His experience as a small-business owner and manager helps him understand the challenges such as good work practices, understanding the relationship between companies and employees, and handling claims by employees. He has also successfully tried and defended personal injury lawsuits.

Representative Experience

  • Defended a trial to jury verdict involving construction and highway repair
  • Represented general contractors against claims of construction defects by owners
  • Represented large construction companies in court proceedings, arbitrations, and lawsuits
  • Defended a large construction company operating in Central and South Texas with multiple projects across the state, against several claims around structural integrity, foundations, building envelopes, roofing, HVAC systems, and waterproofing
  • Represented asphalt companies working on highways regarding pay disputes
  • Successfully obtained a jury verdict for a tractor trailer accident involving serious bodily injury and obtained contributory negligence on the plaintiff
  • Successfully obtained a jury verdict for a tractor trailer accident involving serious bodily injury and death and obtained a zero verdict against the clients

Licensed In

  • Texas

Education

  • J.D. University of Houston Law Center
  • B.A. Cornell University

Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio
  • Bexar County District Courts Committee
  • Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Alamo Colleges
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwest Vista College 2005-2009, Business Law

Achievements

  • Best SA Lawyers®, Construction Litigation, (2014 – Present)

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