Juan J. González, Esq. was born in 1962 and raised in Camden, New Jersey. He is the proud son of Ramona M. González (deceased), originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and a founding member of the San Juan Bautista Parade, Inc., Camden’s Puerto Rican Parade. She was always very active and well respected in the community. Until 2013, Juan had lived in the home acquired by his parents in 1953 in downtown Camden. In 2013, Juan and his fiancée, Ruth Neida Gonzalez, purchased their own home in the Cooper Plaza area of downtown Camden, New Jersey.
Juan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University in 1984. He graduated from Rutgers University, School of Law at Camden, in 1987. Since 1998, he has been practicing law as a solo-practitioner.
He has served as a life-long member of the San Juan Bautista Parade. He has been the Parade Coordinator since 1989, and has served various terms as President and/or Vice President of the committee. Through the Parade committee, he has organized and served as moderator of the annual conference of the Puerto Rican Parades and Festivals throughout the Northeast Region of the United States since 1997. Juan also had served as the Parade Coordinator of the Atlantic City Puerto Rican Parade from 2008 to 2013.
Juan has been teaching law classes at Camden County College as an Adjunct Professor since 2007. In 2011, Juan started hosting the City of Camden’s public-interest radio talk show, “Pa’lante Con Camden/Moving Camden Forward,” Sunday mornings on LaMega, 105.7FM/1310AM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Most importantly, Juan enjoys spending time with his daughter, Maricela D. González, born in 1991. Finally, Juan hopes to pass on his family’s tradition of community service and good will to his daughter.