Celso M. Gonzalez-Falla


Celso M. Gonzalez-Falla

Celso M. Gonzalez-Falla



Celso M. Gonzalez-Falla is an experienced trial team member who practices in the litigation section at DC&M. Before joining our firm, Gonzalez-Falla worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in Houston and served as a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston and New York.

He is experienced in contract disputes, business disputes, international litigation and arbitration, employment litigation, estate and probate disputes, fiduciary and professional liability, partnership disputes, and product liability.

Gonzalez-Falla received his bachelor’s degree at Trinity University and Juris Doctor at Columbia Law School.

Practice Areas

  • Contract disputes
  • Business disputes
  • International Litigation/Arbitration
  • Employment litigation
  • Estate and probate disputes
  • Fiduciary and professional liability
  • Partnership disputes
  • Product liability


  • Trinity University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1981)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D. 1984)


  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court eastern District of Texas
  • United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Financial institutions
  • Energy
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Professional services

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Spain Adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law for Arbitration”; ABA International Litigation Quarterly, Summer 2005
  • “‘Manifest Disregard in International Arbitration: A Domestic Intrusion on the Currency of an International Arbitration
    Award” Association of the Bar of the City of New York Arbitration Conference January 23, 2004
  • “Cross Border Judicial Assistance Between Texas and Mexico Under Hague Service Convention, Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, Hague Evidence Convention, and Texas Law” Family Law and Violence in the U.S. and Mexico Border Conference May 28-29, 2003

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1985
  • Admitted to practice: California, 1998
  • Admitted to practice: New York, 2003

Awards and Honors

  • Life Fellow Texas and American Bar Foundations
  • Certificate of Appreciation from US Department of State for pro bono representation
  • of parents seeking return of abducted children under International Child Abduction Remedies act