Printing tool Download PDF

About John Gonzo

An attorney with more than 25 years of practice experience, John Gonzo joined L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP, as a managing partner in 2015. From his office in New Jersey, John Gonzo works with a broad client base consisting of both private and institutional clients as well as a number of governmental entities such as elected officials, school boards, and police departments. Among his areas of expertise are professional liability and complex commercial litigation.

John Gonzo earned his B.A. in political science from Rutgers University, and his M.A. in international relations from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed his J.D. at Vermont Law School, and is admitted practice in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been recognized as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” every year since 2011 and as one of (201) Magazine’s Top Insurance Lawyers in Bergen County since 2012. In addition, John Gonzo holds the distinction of receiving an AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating.

CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. For more information, visit

Work experience

Jan 2015Present


L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini LLP


Sep 1987May 1990


Vermont Law School
Sep 1985May 1987


Fairleigh Dickinson University
Sep 1980May 1984


Rutgers University