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Julian C. Gomez

Background

I am Julian. With my daughter, Averri, my family has been ranching in South Texas for ten generations. After clerking for two federal judges, I founded the Julian C. Gomez Law Firm in 2002 and have focused on using the law to make my clients’ lives better ever since. In my free time, I love spending time with my number one legal assistant, my daughter Averri. I am an avid outdoorsman, skier, tarpon fly-fishing fisherman, olympic weightlifter, and photographer. In fact, I took many of the photographs on this website.

Community Involvement

From rescuing people from a nursing home during Hurricane Harvey to the McAllen Educational Foundation and the Texas Internation Fishing Tournament to the USA Weightlifting Foundation, I am honored to work with my neighbors and friends to make peoples’ lives better in our community.

Julian’s Profile

Employment

Managing PartnerThe Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC, McAllen, Texas September 2002-Present

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

Law Clerk for the Honorable Reynaldo G. GarzaUnited 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

Positions, Professional Memberships, & Achievements

  • Past-Chairman, 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)
  • Executive Board Member, American Association for Justice’s Product Liability Section
  • Executive Committee Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Director, Attorney’s Information Exchange Group (the largest automotive plaintiff product liability organization in the United States)
  • Board of Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member, American Association for Justice’s (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Driverless Car Subcommittee
  • Executive Committee Member, American Association for Justice’s (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Public Affairs Subcommittee
  • 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 Product Liability Section and the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA)
  • Vice President of Continuing Legal Education, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, Attorney’s Information Exchange Group
  • Board of Director, United States Amateur Weightlifting Foundation (the Foundation for USA Weighting, the governing body for the Olympic sport of weightlifting)
  • 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
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Member of the Attorney’s Information Exchange Group
  • Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Planning Committee Member, State Bar of Texas 2013 26th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Continuing Legal Education Course
  • Course Director, The State Bar of Texas 2018 Soaking Up Some CLE Continuing Legal Education Course
  • Planning Committee Member, Attorney’s Information Exchange Group, 2018 Spring Seminar
  • Course Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2018 TTLA CLE in the RGV: Anatomy of a South Texas Case from Beginning to End Continuing Legal Education Course
  • Planning Committee Member, Attorney’s Information Exchange Group, 2018 Fall Seminar
  • Course Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Car Wrecks CLE Seminar
  • Course Director, The State Bar of Texas 2019 Soaking Up Some CLE Continuing Legal Education Course
  • Graduate of The Trial Lawyers College, Thunder Head Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming
  • Graduate of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Leadership Academy
  • Dallas White Rock Marathon—completion in a time of 3:45:04
  • 2017 Men’s 40-44, -69kg Texas State Weightlifting Champion

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Faculty & Speaker, “Preparing Initial Discovery Requests,” Attorneys Information Exchange Groups 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 (formally American Trial Lawyers Association) 2009 Annual Convention, San Francisco, California
  • Faculty & Speaker, “What You Need to Know About the Federal Rules But Were Afraid to Ask, State Bar of Texas 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 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 (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,” Attorneys Information Exchange Group 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 (formally American Trial Lawyer Association) 2012 National Winter Convention, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Faculty & Speaker, “The Federal Court Jurisdiction and Clarification Act of 2011The Rules Have Changed Again,” State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE 2012, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Author, “The Federal Court Jurisdiction and Clarification Act of 2011—Walk Fast, Talk Fast, Think Fast,” American Association for Justice (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, 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, 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, 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, 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, American Association for Justice 2014 Annual Convention, July 29, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Moderator, “Defective Products—Products Liability, Negligence, and Breach of Warranty,” 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,” 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,” American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention, July 14, 2015, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Anatomy of a Tire Defect Case,” Attorney’s Information Exchange Group 2016 Spring Seminar, Santa Monica, California
  • Faculty & Speaker, “5 Straightforward Steps to Working up Your Next, Fire, Explosion, or Electrocution Products Liability Case Like a Seasoned Pro,” American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention, July 24, 2016, Los Angeles, California
  • Author, “Five Straightforward Steps to Working up Your Next, Fire, Explosion, or Electrocution Products Liability Case Like a Seasoned Pro,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Trial Talk, January 2017, Vol. 66, Issue 1, at 27.
  • Faculty & Speaker, Julian C. Gomez, “Getting in and Out of Federal Court Jurisdiction, Removal, and Remand,” State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE, May 18, 2017, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Tires & Fires—FiveFaculty & Speaker, “Tires & Fires—Five Straightforward Steps to Workup Your Next Products Liability Case Like A Seasoned Pro,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Convention, August 4, 2017, Snowmass, Colorado
  • Straightforward Steps to Workup Your Next Products Liability Case Like A Seasoned Pro,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Convention, August 4, 2017, Snowmass, Colorado Faculty & Speaker, “Keeping Your Case Out Of (or in) Federal Court,” Attorney’s Information Exchange Group 2017 Fall Seminar, September 14, 2017, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Obtain and Use Prior Testimony In Your Next State or Federal Trial,” State Bar of Texas’s 2018 31st Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Continuing Legal Education Course, Dallas, Texas & San Antonio, Texas
  • Faculty & Speaker, “From Tires to Fires, Autonomous Cars and Just About Everything In Between…How to Identify and Litigate Your Next Automotive Product Liability Case,” State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE, May 17, 2018, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Obtain and Use Prior Testimony In Your Next State or Federal Trial,” State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE, May 18, 2018, South Padre Island, Texas Faculty & Speaker, “From Tires to Fires, Autonomous Cars and Just About Everything In Between…How to Identify and Litigate Your Next Automotive Product Liability Case,” American Association for Justice 2018 Annual Convention, July 10, 2018, Denver, Colorado
  • Faculty & Speaker, “What are Crash Avoidance Technologies,” American Association for Justice Products Liability Section Webinar Series, July 24, 2018, Washington D.C.
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Robot Car Are Here: How to Easily Identify and Efficiently Litigate Autonomous Automobile Products Liability Cases,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association 2018 Annual Convention, August 9, 2018, Vail, Colorado
  • Faculty & Speaker, “From Tires to Fires, Autonomous Cars and Just About Everything In Between…How to Identify and Litigate Your Next Automotive Products Liability Case,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association 2018 TTLA CLE in the RGV Continuing Legal Education Course, September 13, 2018, McAllen, Texas
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Obtain and Use Prior Testimony In Your Next State or Federal Trial,” Attorneys Information Exchange Group 2018 Fall Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Robot Car Are Here: What Does It All Mean, How to Identify Defects, and What to Do About Them,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association 2018 Annual Convention, December 7, 2019, Dallas, Texas
  • Course Moderator, “TTLA’s Car Wrecks CLE Seminar,” February 21, 2019, Houston, Texas
  • Moderator, “Tax Consequences of Litigation After the Trump Tax Law Changes: Why You Must Care and What You Need to Know,” Attorney Information Exchange Group 2019 Spring Seminar, April 11, 2019, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Crash Avoidance Technologies Are Here and Robot Cars Are Coming: How To Identify Defects and What To Do About Them,” Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Convention, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • Faculty & Speaker, “Is the Future Now? Autonomous Car and Crash Avoidance Technologies Explained,” State Bar of Texas Soaking Up Some CLE, May 16-17, 2019, South Padre Island, Texas

The Gomez Guarantee

Communication

We’ll value your time, explain the process, and be honest with you to a fault.

Courage

We’ll stand up to the
financially responsible party and not let you be taken advantage of.

Cooperation

We’ll be in this together. We do not get paid unless you are compensated.

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We Have Netted Our Clients Millions of Dollars

We take on tougher, harder cases that other attorneys have refused to take and put millions in our clients’ pockets doing so.

What Our Clients Say

Julian is the best example of what it means to be an excellent attorney. Following an automobile accident in which I lost my entire family, he fought my case and not only won, but was able to get a just compensation. I am very grateful to him and recommend him highly for his honesty and kindness throughout the case.

Cesar Caballero

Car Accidents

We are very thankful for you. You helped us a lot….You were fair with us and treated us with respect….You treated us like family….I could not ask for more….You really gave me a lot of strength….I would recommend Julian. Good people.

Jose Ramirez

Catastrophic Personal Injury

Julian was a great help. He and his team did a wonderful job. I would totally recommend Julian. Without [Julian’s] help, you are not going to get what you deserve…. My life was not looking good…. [Now,] I realize that this is all possible because of what you guys did for me…. God Bless you guys.

Don Ownings

Oilfield Injuries

The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm Process

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Call Us

We will evaluate your case for free. The no-obligation call is confidential and costs you nothing.

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Become a Client

In person or online, we will do our best to make becoming a client easy for you.

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We’ll Go To Work for You

We’ll help you navigate the legal system. We do not get paid unless you are compensated.

Julian Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If I Have A Good Case?

No one can promise you that you have a good case. If they do, get it in writing. Because we work on a contingency fee basis—which means that we do not get paid unless you get com pensated—we only handle cases that we believe are economically viable…

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How Long Will My Case Take?

Just like every child is different, every case is different. Some cases can take as little as a few weeks, while others can take years, even decades. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer or hard and fast rules…

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What If I Can’t Pay for an Attorney Upfront?

To get started, you pay us nothing up front. If we lose, you owe us nothing. We are contingency fee lawyers, which means that we don’t get paid unless we you get compensated for your injury or loss…

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Our Services

Car Accidents

Defective Automotive Products

Truck Accidents

Distracted Driving

Drunk Driving

Oilfield Injuries

Maritime & Admiralty Injuries

Work Place Injuries