Gonyea, PLLC, represents individuals and businesses in the Houston, Texas area and across the country in a variety of legal proceedings, including litigation, appeals, and business transactions.

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Gonyea, PLLC, has a proven track record of acheiving excellent results.

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Gonyea, PLLC, has had the privilege of working on some of the most complex legal issues in the country.



Joe Gonyea leads a nationally recognized law practice. He has successfully defended clients in federal and state jury trials; obtained favorable results in federal and state courts of appeals; and successfully represented clients in a variety of business deals worldwide. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Joe Gonyea as a Rising Star for 2015 and 2016, a list that recognizes the top young attorneys in Texas, and Houstonia Magazine has recognized Joe Gonyea as one of the top lawyers in Houston.
In addition to his diversified law practice, Joe Gonyea is an adjunct professor of law at South Texas College of Law, where he teaches trial litigation, and has won national championships in trial advocacy as a faculty coach and student advocate; is a faculty instructor for the National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA); is "Of Counsel" for ArdoinLaw, PLLC, where he assists the firm's trial and appellate practices; and is outside counsel for Cokinos Energy Corporation, a full service oil and gas marketing and trading company. Joe's cases have been featured in Businessweek, Yahoo, CNBC, CNN, and a variety of national and local news publications. He has given speeches on a wide range of legal issues, and continues to give back his time to the legal community.  


University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

South Texas College of Law, J.D.



Southern District of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals




American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association