A resident of the City of
Perth Amboy since the age of five, Kenneth L. Gonzalez, is the
senior attorney at the Law Offices of Kenneth L. Gonzalez &
Associates and also serves the community as a city council member.
Mr. Gonzalez graduated
with honors from Perth Amboy High School in 1987. After high
school, Mr. Gonzalez graduated Magna Cum
Laude from Kean University of New Jersey where he
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in
1992. While studying at Kean, Mr. Gonzalez served as
president of the Pre-Law Club, president of the Pi Sigma
Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and president of
the Political Science Student Association. During his college
years, Mr. Gonzalez also did two internships. The first, for
one summer in Washington, D.C. at the Federal Trade Commission, and
the second, for one semester at the Middlesex County Prosecutor's
Office in New Brunswick, N.J. During his college years, Mr.
Gonzalez also served as a part time Legislative Aide to
Assemblyman Ernest L. Oros, who represented the 19th District in
the State Assembly.
After graduation from
college, Mr. Gonzalez studied law at Rutgers University School of
Law at Camden where he attended on scholarship. During law
school, Mr. Gonzalez served as president of the Association for
Public Interest Law, as an officer of the Latino Law Students
Association, and as a teaching assistant instructing first year law
students in legal research and writing. In the summer of
1993, Mr. Gonzalez interned once again at the Middlesex County
Prosecutor's Office. From 1994-95, Mr. Gonzalez was employed
as head law clerk at the Law Offices of Ballen, Gertel &
DiCintio in Camden, N.J. In 1995, Mr. Gonzalez graduated from
Rutgers earning his Juris Doctor degree.
After law school, Mr.
Gonzalez served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Hector E.
DeSoto, J.S.C. who was responsible for adjudicating juvenile
delinquency cases in Essex County Superior Court. From 1996
until 2001, Mr. Gonzalez worked as an attorney associated with the
Law Offices of Rabb, Hamill & Stillman in Woodbridge, N.J.
where he handled predominantly personal injury cases and municipal
In 2001, Mr. Gonzalez
formed the Law Offices of Kenneth L. Gonzalez & Associates in
Perth Amboy, N.J. In addition to serving as the firm's
managing attorney, Mr. Gonzalez personally concentrates in
assisting clients in the areas of personal injury cases,
real estate transactions, and municipal court matters. In
2004, the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development named him
their "Outstanding Professional" of the year.
In addition to practicing
law, Mr. Gonzalez has remained active in the community of Perth
Amboy and Middlesex County. Over the past few years, he has
served as a community volunteer to several organizations. He
is a past president of the Perth Amboy Housing Development
Corporation which administered funds to assist low income residents
and senior citizens in purchasing or repairing homes. He is a
past vice-president of the Kiddie Keep Well Camp which provides
camping experiences to underprivileged children and senior citizens
of the County of Middlesex. He has also served as a
Commissioner on the Perth Amboy Redevlopment Agency which
identified areas of the City in need of redevelopment consistent
with Mayor Joseph Vas' Focus 2000 plan.
Mr. Gonzalez was elected
to the Perth Amboy Board of Education in 1999 and currently serves
as the Board's Vice-President. He also has served as
chairperson to the Board's Building & Grounds Committee, Parent
Relations Committee and Negotiations Committee. He is also a
member of the Personnel Committee of the Board.
Mr. Gonzalez is a member
of the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers
Association (ATLA - NJ) and the Hispanic Bar Association of New