Julio Gomez, the founder of the Firm, has practiced for more than a decade in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation. He has defended the rights of persons and businesses in cases dealing with individual civil liberties and commercial rights. He has also defended clients from frauds, harassment, and abuses of government. Presently, Mr. Gomez concentrates his practice in civil rights, business rights and litigation. He advises a variety of clients on issues as diverse as free speech, commercial speech, discrimination, police brutality, education, contracts, unfair trade practices, regulatory compliance, civil racketeering and business transactions.
Mr. Gomez has successfully handled matters for private organizations and businesses located throughout the country including Core-Mark International, Inc. in California, Resnick Distributors in New Jersey and YSIEM Corporation in Puerto Rico. Recently, Mr. Gomez secured a federal court victory against the City of Perth Amboy in New Jersey who violated the civil rights of a non-profit organization.
Before establishing his solo practice, Mr. Gomez was an associate in the internationally renowned law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice focused on complex civil and environmental litigation. He represented major corporations in commercial litigation matters and has experience in Superfund and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Gomez also has experience in the defense and prosecution of civil claims under RICO (racketeering) statutes.
Mr. Gomez has also advised and represented Esso Standard Oil Company (Puerto Rico), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corp., in its pursuit of a contribution claims against polluters in Puerto Rico and in defense of a $400 million dollar toxic tort suit. Mr. Gomez helped defend Esso against a frivolous $75 million dollar fine proposed by the Environmental Quality Board of Puerto Rico for violations of underground storage tank regulations. He has advised Esso on other matters filed in Puerto Rico courts and represented Esso before the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy committee of the Puerto Rico Senate.
Mr. Gomez is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New Jersey and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. He is also admitted to the First, Second and Third Circuit Federal Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Gomez is a U.S. citizen, born in South America and fluent in Spanish.