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60+ Years of Experience

Edgar GonzalezAttorney Edgar Gonzalez, Esq.

Formerly a teacher in California, Edgar Gonzalez decided to pursue law after realizing he wanted to help underserved and minority populations throughout their lives. As a public school teacher, he saw firsthand the struggles many of his Latino students and their families faced. Teaching is hugely important—but Edgar wanted to do more. He applied, and was accepted to, the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., where he received his J.D.

Edgar is now proud to live out his goals with The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC. As a representative, he puts client communication above all else. He is fully transparent, reaching out to clients with regular updates and making himself available to answer questions. Each new engagement starts with an explanation of his process and a timeline, so the client knows what to expect. Especially when going through challenging times, having a detailed plan can counter some of the uncertainty many clients are facing.

As a former teacher, Edgar is also a practiced public speaker. He knows how to recognize and respond to verbal and non-verbal cues while presenting, which makes him an adept storyteller. Additionally, he is a strong researcher and critical thinker who can dig deep into clients’ stories and identify creative approaches to help their claims.

Edgar is, and always has been, invested in spending time with his family and his community outside of work. When growing up in Chula Vista, California, his family made weekly trips to Tijuana, Mexico to visit his grandparents and relatives there. Today, he enjoys hiking with his wife and son, playing with his son, and tending to his balcony garden.


  • Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.—Juris Doctorate (2018)
  • University of California Santa Cruz—Graduate Certificate (2012)
  • University of California Santa Cruz—Bachelor of Arts (2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia (2018)

Pursuing Maximum Compensation

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $3,000,000 Brain Injury
  • $1,406,000 Long Term Disability Insurance Appeal
  • $1,095,000 Shoulder Injury in Bucket Truck Fall
  • $1,050,000 Medical Malpractice - Spinal Cord Injury
  • $983,800.00 Fall - Broken Spine
  • $805,000 Catastrophic Injury - Leg Amputation
  • $710,000 Automobile Accident
  • $700,000 Medical Benefits Reimbursement
  • $588,500.00 Spinal Cord Injury - Paralyzation
  • $416,000.00 Head Injury

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “I couldn't be happier! The people here are awesome and would recommend them to anybody that needs a great lawyer.”

    Lee K.

  • “He is one of the most conscientious and honest lawyers I know.”


  • “My case was expertly handled.”

    Bill S.

  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”


  • “I cannot say it enough how happy and grateful we are. The work that you guys do is truly amazing.”

    J. L.

  • “Mr. Barrera was a terrific help in getting a great settlement in my auto accident case.”


  • “Attorney Barrera was very professional and made sure I got best treatment possible.”


  • “Everything went so smooth from start to finish.”

    Patricia C.

  • “To come across someone so honest, hard working and fair is (too) rare, but Jose is that guy.”

    John and Larissa Snyder

  • “Estoy satisfecha con el resultado de mi caso”

    Rosa V.

  • “Janett una excelente trabajadora.”

    Luis C.

  • “Mr. Barrera was very honest with me about my claim and patiently explained everything.”


  • “Great and awesome service by Barrera Law firm”

    Luis Cruz

  • “Michelle, thank you for your patience, professionalism, and the dedication you provided during my mother’s case.”

    Lester C.

  • “Son muy buenos”

    Guillermo ospina

Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC