Faculty Profile: David M. Gonzalez
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David Gonzalez is the founding partner of Sumpter & Gonzalez, a criminal defense firm whose commitment to social justice involves defending against serious criminal accusations for both private and indigent clients. The Firm’s mission is to serve clients beyond the legal issues of their case and work to address the underlying reasons a client is involved in the criminal justice system. The vision of Sumpter & Gonzalez is simple: getting arrested should be the beginning of a new perspective in life, not the end of it.
In 2011 and 2010, Sumpter & Gonzalez was a finalist in the Austin Chamber of Commerce Awards in the “Innovation” category. In 2008, David was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award by the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and was a finalist in the American Bar Association’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year & in the local Austin Under 40 awards.
David froze to death at Dartmouth College, then went out West to Stanford Law School in search of warmer weather. David met his wife, Corinne, on the first day of law school, but she pretty much ignored him for the next eighteen months until he was able to convince her to date him midway through their second year. The two of them juggle their law practice with four attorneys, four kids and seven chickens in tow. In his free time, David enjoys reading books about the brain, helping coach his daughter Ramona's soccer team, and repeatedly embarrassing his kids in public.