Jacquelyn "Jackie" S. Gonz

Jacquelyn "Jackie" S. Gonz

Of Counsel
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

Born and raised in Southeast Missouri, Jackie is proud of her blue collar, working class upbringing.

After graduating from the University of Tulsa in December of 1991 and passing the Missouri Bar in April of 1992, Jackie began her law practice in the 24th Federal Circuit; having been an associate with two separate law firms before venturing out as a solo practitioner in 1995.

Jackie’s practice is primarily in civil litigation handling family law issues ranging from divorce to paternity and civil litigation involving personal injuries from auto collisions, work related injuries and injuries caused by another person’s negligence. She handles cases in the following counties: Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Madison, Washington, Perry and Cape Girardeau.

Jackie believes that the greatest honor she has is representing people in a time of crisis. She offers people hope.

Along with the practice of law, Jackie is a very involved member of the community. She has four children ranging in age from 20 to 8 and participates in their activities of band, choir, cheerleading, basketball, football, wrestling, track, girl scouts and boy scouts.

Jackie believes in telling people the truth and not simply telling people what they want to hear for a retainer.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Family Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 10% Wills & Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certificate of Mediation training, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2013
  • Guardian Ad Litem, State of Missouri, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1992
  • Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2010


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - December, 1991
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi, Member
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Martin v. Mehyler (Eastern District 2014)
  • Nickles v. Nickles (Eastern District 2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 24th Judicial Bar Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, 2012 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Elpers & Gonz, PC, Attorney, 2010 - 2015
  • John Williams Law Firm, Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Mike Maynard Law Firm, Attorney, 1992 - 1994


  • English