Irving Joseph Gonzalez was born in New York, New York, on August 3, 1961. He attended Fordham University and received his B.S in 1983 followed by a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1987 He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1987 along with the U.S District Court, for the District of New Jersey in 1989 and the Florida Bar in 1990 as well as the U.S District Court, for the Southern District of Florida and U.S Court of Appeals, Third, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.
Irving is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Hollywood (1993-1995) and was a Governmental Liaison for the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County in 1995. He also served on the Board of Directors of Lycee Franco Americain School in Broward County (2006-2010).
Irving started his career practicing law in New Jersey in the area of pension planning. he later moved to Florida where he had a general practice concentrating in contract negotiations (both personal and business), real estate transactions and business law. He grew his practice to include a federal and state criminal practice as well as immigration law (including all immigration matters). His vast experience in immigration law has been recognized by the media in not only television and radio, but also print. He served as a legal analyst for the local Telemundo affiliate (2000-2015) and is currently a legal analyst for the Local Univison affiliate (2015-present).