About us

Jack D’Aurora is a business lawyer and litigator. He helps resolve disputes—real estate and contract questions, insurance coverage issues, and partnership conflicts—that businesses and individuals can’t resolve on their own, either through negotiation, the courts or arbitration. Jack also provides guidance in the formation of business entities, the structuring of transactions and general counsel to business owners.

After graduating from Notre Dame and being commissioned in the U.S. Navy, Jack received his Naval Flight Officer wings in 1978. He was assigned to an  F-14 squadron in San Diego and made two deployments to the western Pacific, logging over 300 carrier arrested landings aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk.

Jack began his law studies at night in 1983 while still serving on active duty in Washington, D.C. He’s active in community service, a contributor to The Columbus Dispatch op-ed section and writes about a variety of social justice issues in his blog, www.considerthisbyjd.com.

John Gonzales is a trial lawyer with more than 100 jury trials that have gone to verdict and has represented parties in more than 100 mediations. John’s practice also includes representing attorneys and other professionals before the various Boards of Professional Conduct.

John is credited with having the largest verdict recorded in Pickaway County, Ohio, at $4.5 million. He is a board certified civil trial lawyer, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In November 2011, he was honored with the “Respected Advocate Award” from the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

John is also an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School where he teaches general proactice and has taught advanced evidence and trial advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous articles regarding trial practice.

John received his undergraduate degree from Marshall University in 1984 and law degree from Capital University Law School in 1987.

Jack and John have been practicing law together at The Behal law Group in Columbus, Ohio, since 2008.