Bill and Ana Maria, his wife of 35 years, have four wonderful children: Joseph (33), William (31), Andrea (25) and Priscilla (21) and two granddaughters. All their children are bilingual and speak Spanish. They have made Southern Nevada “their home” since 1997. Bill was born in Southern California. Bill’s father was born in Mexico and his wife was born in El Salvador. During the early years of his marriage, Bill put himself through college while working full-time. Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from Redlands University, an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Law Degree from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law.
Bill has many close ties to the Filipino community. He has many close friends here in the Southern Nevada Filipino community. As a family court judge, Bill was able to marry his nephew and his wife whose parents are from the Philippines. Bill performed the wedding ceremony wearing a traditional barong to honor his nephew’s wife and her family.
Bill Gonzalez understands the importance of diversity in our justice system. More importantly, he knows how to assess which individuals pose a danger to our community and which individuals need help and rehabilitation.
Bill has been practicing law in Nevada since 1997. He enjoyed a successful career as an attorney prior to taking the family court bench in 2009. Bill represented clients in both Justice Court and District Court. He appeared in Justice Court on an almost daily basis for five years. Bill enlisted early in our community’s fight against human trafficking by representing young girls on the Juvenile Justice Court’s teenage prostitution calendar. Instead of just showing up for court appearances, Bill worked tirelessly to find his clients’ mental health, substance abuse, and other treatment/services they needed.
Bill has owned and operated his own law practice since 2016. He practices in the areas of personal injury and family law. He also currently serves as a court-appointed counsel for parents in abuse and neglect court. Many of Bill’s clients struggle with mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. Bill ensures that each of his clients receive the services and treatment necessary to be reunited with their children.
Bill is also regularly appointed by family court judges because of his Spanish-speaking abilities.