Quick Facts

Judge

432nd Judicial District Court

Preside over felony jury trials and criminal cases.

Attorney

Ruben Gonzalez, P.C.

  • Practice emphasis on criminal defense in Federal and State of Texas courts.
  • Provided representation in all levels of prosecution: investigation, pre-indictment, trial and appeals.
  • Worked with Federal and State of Texas agencies including U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, ICE, and DOJ/IG; U.S. Secret Service, ATFE; U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas; State of Texas law enforcement agencies: DPS, TWC, CPS, TABC and numerous local State of Texas law enforcement agencies, and Prosecutors of Tarrant, Dallas, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Denton, and Palo Pinto Counties.
  • Federal Trial experience: conducted appeals and oral arguments to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Member of the Criminal Justice Act panel – Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division.

Co-Founder

Defend One Security Company
Security and Investigations

  • Co-founder and shareholder of a private security company providing armed and unarmed guard services to Fort Worth, Texas, area businesses.
  • Clients also retain the company to conduct private investigations into alleged criminal activities to aid law enforcement authorities, employee theft, background checks, and employment law related issues.

Military

Former United States
Air Force Officer

Honors

  • United States Meritorious Service Medal – in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Joint Service Commendation Medals (2)
  • U.S. Air Force Electronic Combat Intelligence Officer’s Course – Honor Graduate
  • U.S. Air Force Advanced Intelligence Officer’s Course Graduate
  • U.S. Air Force General Applications Intelligence Officer’s Course Graduate

Public Service

  • Republican Party State Delegate from State Senate District 10 & U.S. Congressional District 6, Republican State District and Precinct 1347 Delegate - 2008
  • Hispanic Advisory Council Member to Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Andrew’s Catholic School Advisory Committee 2006-2009
  • White House Fellow Regional Finalist – 1998-1999
    (link to the National Archives and Records Administration)
  • Commissioner, City of Fort Worth, Human Relations Commission, 1998-2001
  • National Student American Bar Association Liaison to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, 1994–1995

Conservative Republican Values

Judge Ruben Gonzalez developed his conservative values as an U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and as a tough Tarrant County prosecutor. Whether in the military or as an attorney, Judge Gonzalez has literally spent his life defending Americans and defending Texans like you. As a tough conservative Judge, Ruben Gonzalez understands that his job is to make sure that criminals pay a price for their crimes. Criminals must learn that Tarrant County is the wrong place to commit a crime and it is Judge Gonzalez’ job to make sure they understand.

Fairness

Judge Gonzalez is known as a judge who treats all parties with respect. Whether you are an attorney, a victim or a defendant, Judge Gonzalez takes his responsibility seriously. Judge Gonzalez took an oath to defend the constitution and he keeps that oath in mind every minute that he sits on the judicial bench.

Experience

Few judges have taken the bench with such diverse experience as Judge Ruben Gonzalez. Judge Gonzalez had experience as a prosecutor, as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Military and as active volunteer in the local community. Judge Gonzalez’s many years of experience have made him a better judge.

Military

Judge Ruben Gonzalez was an intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force, focusing primarily on the Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact and Middle East countries. During his military tenure (1987-1992) Ruben was handpicked to serve positions in intelligence units, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff – Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (the nation’s nuclear war planning staff) and United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). After his time on active duty service Ruben served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. After 9/11, Ruben volunteered to returned to the active Reserves. His unit participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan.