Thomas F. Gonzalez
Thomas F. Gonzalez
Thomas F. Gonzalez is an AV-rated partner in the firm's litigation group.
represents companies and individuals in tort claims and business disputes.
In addition to his
experience trying a number of civil jury trials, he
has handled administrative hearings and licensure investigations representing physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners before their respective professional boards.
is licensed to practice in Florida
, Alabama, Texas and the District of Columbia.
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 served as an officer in the Navy for eight years in a variety of positions, including combat deployment as a helicopter pilot in support of the NATO mission is Bosnia, counter-narcotic interdiction missions, and service in the Pentagon as the administrative aid to the Navy General Counsel.
earned an FAA Commercial Pilot Rating, and Instrument Rating, Rotary (Helicopter) and Fixed Wing.
Mr. Gonzalez resigned as a Lieutenant in 1996.
Although no longer in uniform, since 2002 he has maintained his ties with the Navy by serving as the JAG on the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Council of the United States Navy League.
Mr. Gonzalez has been with Beggs & Lane since 1999.
Since joining the firm, he has developed a diverse trial practice.
has successfully tried a wide variety of cases, including claims alleging personal injury and wrongful death arising from premises liability, aircraft and automobile accidents, medical malpractice and negligent security claims.
has also litigated and tried complex commercial disputes involving copyright infringement, aviation insurance claims, air ambulance contract disputes, electric utility contracts and homeowners' insurance.
has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate Circuit Civil cases.
is available to mediate pre-suit and ongoing litigation matters.
was named by Florida Trend magazine
in October 2009 as one of Florida's
Legal Elite's "Up and Comers.
In 2012, Mr. Gonzalez, after being nominated by the Florida Bar Board of Governors, was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to be a commissioner on the First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.