The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC handles automotive, pharmaceutical, and other product centered and negligence cases.

Julian's Bio

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Julian C. Gomez is an attorney in McAllen, Texas. Julian was raised in South Texas. Julian is a ninth generation Texan and his family still ranches on their original Spanish land grant. Julian graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Economics and was a member of the Corps of Cadets while at Texas A&M. After graduation, Julian spent time on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as an analyst in the cattle futures and options pits. Julian graduated from University of Houston Law School in 2000. Julian was a law clerk for Filemon Vela, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division and a law clerk for Reynaldo Garza, United States Circuit Court Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. After his clerkships, Julian founded The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm and has practiced there since. Julian has a national and international practice focusing primarily on catastrophic product liability and negligence cases, mass torts, and contingent commercial litigation. Julian is the immediate past Chairman of the American Association for Justice’s Products Liability Section (the largest organization of plaintiffs product liability attorneys in the U.S.); on the board of directors of the Attorney Information Exchange Group (the largest organization of plaintiffs automotive product liability attorneys in the U.S.); has served on plaintiffs’ committees in national mass tort litigation; is a Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College; is the special liaison to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on behalf of both American Association for Justice’s Products Liability Section and the Attorney Information Exchange Group; regularly speaks at local, state-wide, and national seminars on topics ranging from federal jurisdiction to products liability; and has a 3:45 marathon. In his free time, Julian loves spending time with his number one legal assistant, his daughter Averri; is an avid outdoorsman and photographer; spends way too many days on the water fly-fishing for tarpon; and is a -69kg Masters Olympic Weightlifter.

 

Curriculum Vita

 

Employment

Managing Partner—The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC, McAllen, Texas September 2002-Present

Law Clerk for the Honorable Filemon B. Vela—United States District Court—Southern District of Texas, Brownsville, Texas August 2001-July 2002

Law Clerk for the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza—United States Court of Appeals—Fifth Circuit, New Orleans, Louisiana / Brownsville, Texas. August 2000-July 2001

 

Education

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D., May 2000

Texas A&M University (Corps of Cadets), College Station, Texas, B.S. in Agriculture Economics, December 1996

 

Professional Memberships, Achievements, and Speaking Engagements & Publications

Past-Chairman and Executive Board Member, American Association for Justice’s (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Product Liability Section (the largest Plaintiff Attorney Product Liability Organization in the United States)

Board of Director, Attorney’s Information Exchange Group (the largest automotive plaintiff product liability organization in the United States)

Board of Director, McAllen Educational Foundation (Advisory Board to the McAllen Independent School District)

Advisory Board of Director, Texas International Fishing Tournament (the largest saltwater fishing tournament in the State of Texas)

Member of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, College of the State Bar of Texas, American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and Attorney’s Information Exchange Group

Planning Committee Member, State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Continuing Legal Education Course

Special Liaison between the American Association for Justice’s (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Product Liability Section and the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA)

Special Liaison between the Attorney’s Information Exchange Group (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Product Liability Section and the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA)

Graduate of The Trial Lawyers College, Thunder Head Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming

Dallas White Rock Marathon—completion in a time of 3:45:04

Faculty & Speaker, “Preparing Initial Discovery Requests,” Attorney’s Information Exchange Group’s 2008 Auto Focus, San Antonio, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “Do Not Let the Speed Bumps Get in the Way of a Good Auto Products Case,” Starr County, Texas’s 2009 Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Rio Grande City, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “Finding a Safe Car to Buy,” American Association for Justice’s (formally American Trial Lawyer’s Association) 2009 National Meeting, San Francisco, California

Faculty & Speaker, “What You Need to Know About the Federal Rules But Were Afraid to Ask, State Bar of Texas’s Soaking Up Some CLE 2010, South Padre Island, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “On the Federal Docket? Better Learn to Walk Fast, Talk Fast, and Think Fast,” State Bar of Texas’s Soaking Up Some CLE 2011, South Padre Island, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “Litigating Product Liability Cases In U.S. Courts When the Injury Occurs Abroad,” American Association for Justice’s (formally American Trial Lawyer Association) 2011 National Meeting, New York City, New York

Faculty & Speaker, “Forum Non Conveniens and Choice of Law Tactics in Tire Cases,” Attorney’s Information Exchange Group’s 2011 Occupant Restraint Systems and Tire Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee

Faculty & Speaker, “Litigating Here When It Happens There: Is There An Alternative Forum?,” American Association for Justice’s (formally American Trial Lawyer Association) 2012 National Winter Convention, Phoenix, Arizona

Faculty & Speaker, “The Federal Court Jurisdiction and Clarification Act of 2011--The Rules Have Changed Again,” State Bar of Texas’s Soaking Up Some CLE 2012, South Padre Island, Texas

Author, The Federal Court Jurisdiction and Clarification Act of 2011—Walk Fast, Talk Fast, Thick Fast,” American Association for Justice’s (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Product Liability Section Winter 2013 Newsletter

Faculty & Speaker, “Obtaining and Using Prior Testimony,” State Bar of Texas’s 2013 26th Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Continuing Legal Education Course, Houston, Texas & San Antonio, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “Changes to the Federal Rules,” Julian C. Gomez & Michael Alexander, The State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE, May 16-17, 2013 South Padre Island, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “Hot Practice Areas: Products Liability,” Julian C. Gomez, The American Association for Justice 2013 Annual Convention, July 20, 2013, San Francisco, California

Faculty & Speaker, “The Constantly Evolving World of Federal Jurisdiction and Rules of Civil Procedure,” Julian C. Gomez, The State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE, May 15-16, 2014, South Padre Island, Texas

Faculty & Speaker, “Using Prior Testimony to Prove Your Products Liability Case,” Julian C. Gomez, The American Association for Justice 2014 Annual Convention, July 29, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland

Faculty & Speaker, “The Seven Steps to Using an Alternative Venue to Convert and Economically Unviable Products Case into a Viable Products Case,” Julian C. Gomez, The American Association for Justice 2014 Annual Convention, July 29, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland

Moderator, “Defective Products—Products Liability, Negligence, and Breach of Warranty,” The American Association for Justice 2015 National Winter Convention, February 22, 2015, Palm Springs, California

Faculty & Speaker, “Obtaining and Using Prior Testimony to Prove Your Case,” The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 2015 Annual Convention Champion of Trial Skills, April 30, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia

Faculty & Speaker, “Products Liability in the Oil Field and at the Refinery,” The American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention, July 14, 2015, Montréal, Québec, Canada