Partner Spotlight: Arturo González

Arturo González is one of the nation’s top trial lawyers and chair of our Commercial Litigation & Trial Practice Group. One federal judge said his “trial advocacy skills were superior,” while a federal magistrate described his trial skills as “phenomenal.” He is sought after by America’s largest companies, in part because of his ability to communicate with increasingly diverse juries.

Arturo has had great success representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He may be the only lawyer in the country to obtain defense victories for clients in multiple billion dollar matters and also four jury verdicts in excess of $10 million, including verdicts of $39.3 and $13.8 million in trade secrets cases. Arturo is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and an associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

In two to three sentences, describe your practice.

I am a trial lawyer. I have tried dozens of cases for plaintiffs and defendants, including Apple, Uber, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, VMware, and Bank of the West. Four times, I have obtained jury verdicts in excess of $10 million; I have also successfully defended a number of cases where plaintiffs sought over $1 billion. I am a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Why did you choose to make MoFo your professional home?

MoFo had a reputation for trying cases and for a commitment to pro bono. Both were important to me.

How do clients benefit from having diverse teams of lawyers working for them?

The 2020 census confirms that “minorities” are becoming the majority in many of the communities where our clients’ cases are decided. In addition, more of the judges and many of the witnesses are women and people of color. Having diverse trial teams enhances the chance that judges, witnesses, and jurors will relate to our clients’ cause.