Bill Gonzalez and Ana Maria, his wife of 35 years, have four wonderful children: Joseph (34), William (32), Andrea (26) and Priscilla (22) and two granddaughters. All their children are bilingual and speak Spanish. They have made Southern Nevada “their home” since 1997.
Bill has been practicing law in Nevada since 1997. Bill was appointed to the Family Court Bench by Governor Gibbons and served from 2009 to 2014. As a Judge, he oversaw 10,000 cases and presided over 425 trials. Bill assisted families in our community in reaching fair and equitable resolutions.
Bill has represented thousands of clients in both Justice Court and District Court. Bill represented clients in the adult criminal justice system (five years). He appeared in court on an almost daily basis. He represented clients in cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies. He represented clients in hundreds of preliminary hearings. He has also represented clients in felony jury trials including murder trials.
Bill enlisted early in our community’s fight against human trafficking by representing young girls on the Juvenile Justice Court’s teenage victim calendar. Instead of just showing up for court appearances, Bill worked tirelessly to find his juvenile clients’ mental health, substance abuse, and other treatment/services they needed.
Justices of the Peace, oversee both civil and criminal cases. They also set bail. Bill knows how to assess which individuals pose a danger to our community and which individuals need help and rehabilitation.
Bill is the only candidate for Las Vegas Justice Court Department 6 who has the extensive civil and criminal experience necessary to make an immediate impact and ensure that our communities are safe.
Bill served on Board of Directors for the City of Las Vegas Housing Authority (2003 to 2007) where he fought for affordable housing for our veterans, senior citizens, and low-income families. Bill also served on the Board for UNLV Law School clinical programs (2009 to 2014).
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.