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Joseph A. Gonnella
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Joseph Gonnella is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary's San Diego office.

He is a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers, and Labor and Employment Practice Sections.

Prior to joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, Mr. Gonnella worked for a well-respected regional firm representing clients in complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters in state and federal courts.  Mr. Gonnella has successfully briefed, argued and won many dispositive motions in defense of his clients’ interests, including demurrers, motions to dismiss, motions for nonsuit, and motions for summary judgment.

Mr. Gonnella previously served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Nita L. Stormes, Presiding Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California. He also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable William S. Dato at the San Diego Superior Court.  

Mr. Gonnella earned his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego where he graduated magna cum laude.  While in law school, Mr. Gonnella served on the executive board of the law review as the executive editor of student notes and comments.  He received Academic Excellence awards for the highest grade in the class in Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, and Advanced Legal Writing.  He also served as a tutor for Constitutional Law.

When not litigating cases, he enjoys fishing and hiking in San Diego’s backcountry.

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