Gonzalo I. Vergara

Gonzalo I. Vergara

Chief Paralegal

With close to 3 decades of military service, Gonzalo brings a unique perspective to the firm. From enlisted man to Lt. Colonel, Gonzalo had proven his drive and self-determination.

Gonzalo and Dan flew B-52s as part of an instructor team in 1988.

Gonzalo stayed in the USAF until he retired in 2000. Gonzalo’s last assignment brought him back to Sacramento, he was one of the officers in charge of transitioning McClellan AFB from military to civilian control.

Gonzalo and Dan “reconnected” when Gonzalo was assigned to McClellan. After his retirement, Gonzalo completed law school and eventually “joined forces” with Dan and Strategic Law Command. The two Air Force Officers created a formidable team on behalf of their clients.

Education

  • BA in Political Science, University of Maryland
  • MA in International Relations, University of Miami
  • JD, McGeorge School of law
  • 28 years Air Force, B-52 Electronic Warfare Office

Experience

  • Extensive experience in all facets of civil litigation, to include employment, contracts, insurance litigation; expert trial preparation; appellate practice in both state and federal courts;
  • Extensive corporate compliance experience to include forming corporations, contracts drafting and administration.
  • Supported litigation efforts in highly complex insurance cases to include toxic mold damages—drafted complaints, prepared discovery requests, answered discovery, prepared and filed civil motions;
  • Extensive law and motion expertise—supports clients by researching and preparing briefs, discovery, trial preparation and support;
  • Outstanding research abilities—assisted law professor in research for article dealing with intellectual property protection. See Sharon Sandeen “Preserving the Public Trust in State-Owned Intellectual Property: A Recommendation for Legislative Action.” McGeorge Law Review (2001), Vol. 32, Issue 2, at 385-418.

Publications include:

  • Article “Law Students and the Legal Profession: Do We Have the Public’s Confidence?” in The Dialogue, McGeorge School of Law, February 2, 1998;
  • Editorial “ALCMS and ACMs” in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jul-Aug 1989, pp. 50-51;
  • Book Review “Claws of the Bear: The History of the Red Army from the Revolution to the Present” in Air Power Journal, Fall 1990;
  • Book Review, “Captive Warriors: A Vietnam POW’s Story” in Air Power Journal, Summer 1992;
  • Commentary article in Air Force Times, 17 May 1993;
  • Article “Do Americans Expect Bloodless War?” in The American Legion, August 1995

Languages spoken: English and Spanish fluently. Russian and Korean as well.