Thomas F. Gonzalez

Thomas F. Gonzalez is an AV-rated partner in the firm’s litigation group. He represents companies and individuals in tort claims and business disputes. He has tried numerous civil jury cases, conducted administrative hearings and handled licensure investigations representing physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners before their respective professional boards. He has tried personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from premises liability, aircraft and automobile accidents, medical malpractice and negligent security claims. He has also litigated and tried complex commercial disputes involving copyright infringement, aviation insurance claims, products liability, air ambulance contract disputes, electric utility contracts and homeowners’ insurance.

Mr. Gonzalez is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama, Texas (inactive status) and the District of Columbia (inactive status). He has briefed and argued appeals in various appellate courts, including Florida’s First and Fourth District Courts of Appeal and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Gonzalez’ first career as a Naval Aviator included deployments as a helicopter pilot in support of the NATO mission in Bosnia, counter-narcotic interdiction missions, and service in the Pentagon as the administrative aide to the Navy General Counsel. He earned an FAA Commercial Pilot Rating, and Instrument Rating, Rotary (Helicopter) and Fixed Wing. Mr. Gonzalez resigned as a Lieutenant in 1996.

Mr. Gonzalez is certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate Circuit Civil cases. He is available to mediate pre-suit and ongoing litigation matters.



Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia

  • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1999

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • B.A. – 1988
  • Major: English
Bar Membership
  • Florida, 1999
  • Alabama, 2000
  • Texas, 2014 (Inactive Status)
  • District of Columbia, 2000 (Inactive Status)
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000
Community/Civic Involvement
  • Commissioner, First Judicial Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission, 2012-2015
  • Pensacola Council, United States Navy League, JAG, 2002 – 2019
  • Board Member, Friends of the Saenger Theater, Pensacola, 2012-2015
  • Board of Directors, Pensacola Country Club, 2017 – 2020
  • President, Pensacola Country Club, 2019-2020
Professional Associations
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member, 1999 – Present
  • Defense Research Institute, 2001 – Present
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2008 – Present

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