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John Stanford Gonzalez


Practice Areas


  • Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts


B.S.; B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1977

M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1978

J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, 1986

John Gonzalez joined the firm’s Jackson office in 1988, having first served as staff counsel to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. He became a shareholder in 1993.  In 1997 John was instrumental in the opening of the Gulfport office, where he practices today.  John’s law practice is limited to State Workers’ Compensation and U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Law.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Council on Litigation Management (CLM)

Harrison County Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

  • Workers Compensation Executive Committee Member at Large 2015 - 2016

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2018 Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated

Moot Court Board

American Inns of Court, Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter

Mid-South SuperLawyers - 2017