Profile

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, JD, 2014
  • Bucknell University, BA, Philosophy, 2010

Eric M Gonzalez joined the Basking Ridge office as an associate in 2021. His practice focuses primarily on insurance defense work. After graduating law school, Eric clerked for the Honorable Patricia Del Bueno Cleary, presiding Judge of the Chancery Division in Monmouth County. As a law clerk, Eric was responsible for conducting legal research, as well as drafting legal memoranda in areas specific to general equity, including trusts and estates and foreclosure litigation.

Prior to Joining Kennedys, Eric was an associate at an insurance defense firm in New Jersey, where he represented both domestic and international clients, practicing at both the trial and appellate levels in the areas of general liability, products liability, premises liability, and automotive liability. Eric has also represented boards of education throughout New Jersey in all major areas of education law, including the management of schools, public school contact law, as well as construction, employment, labor negotiations, and students’ rights and responsibilities.

Eric is a member of the New Jersey Defense Association. 

Qualifications and admissions

  • New Jersey
  • US District Court, New Jersey

Market recognition

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2022)

Presentations and publications

  • Co-author, “Castano v. Augustine: Strict construction of the law at odds with New Jersey public policy?” published for Kennedys (March 2023)
  • Co-author, “Beyond borders: how to obtain a plaintiff’s medical records located outside the US,” published for Kennedys (June 2022)