Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that San Francisco Commercial Litigation + Trial partner and co-chair Arturo González has been inducted into the California Lawyers Association (CLA) “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.” Since 1994, the prestigious honor is annually bestowed upon one or two exceptional trial lawyers whose careers exemplify the highest values and professional achievements.
Throughout his more than three decades-long career, Mr. González has tried dozens of cases for plaintiffs and defendants, including Apple, Uber, Bank of America, Cypress Semiconductor, Kaiser Permanente, VMware, and Bank of the West. Mr. González has been recognized for his exceptional work both inside and outside the courtroom including being honored in 2019 by the American Bar Association with its Pro Bono Publico Award for his ongoing commitment to pro bono and public service.
Additionally, he has been named to The Legal 500 “Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame,” among a number of notable awards and distinctions throughout his career. Further, he may be the only lawyer in the country to obtain defense victories for clients in multibillion dollar matters and also four jury verdicts in excess of $10 million, including verdicts of $39.3 and $13.8 million in trade secret cases.
In a career defined by “firsts,” Mr. González was the first in his family to attend college, raised by immigrants who spoke little English and who had only one day of formal schooling – combined. He was the only Latino lawyer at the firm when he joined Morrison & Foerster in 1985 and later became the firm’s first Latino partner. Today, he is one of the nation’s top trial lawyers and continues to secure major trial victories for the firm’s clients while remaining committed to serving the community, always having at least one pro bono case on his desk. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. González was inducted into the CLA “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame” on November 6, 2021, during the Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting Awards Reception.