The Gonzalez & Alvarez Law Office

The Law Office
The Gonzalez & Alvarez Law Office is a general law practice located in Urgello Street, Cebu City.  We provide legal consultation and research in response to queries on different legal issues, act as counsel for litigation before the courts and other tribunals, and provide notarial services. We are also engaged in public legal education and human rights advocacy.

Our Principles

The Gonzalez & Alvarez Law Office is dedicated to utilizing the law and legal processes for the protection and promotion of human rights, peace and justice. As lawyers and good citizens, we recognize that it is our obligation to bring the law closer to the people and to make justice accessible for all Filipinos by serving our clients with honesty, good faith and excellence. 

We believe in the concept of Restorative Justice where the legal system should not be merely punitive in nature but should work for the restoration of both victims and violators of the law towards their reintegration into the community as productive citizens. 

We consider litigation as a last resort for the resolution of legal issues and espouse the process of mediation for concerned parties before resorting to the filing of cases in court.

The Partners
Atty. Myrfi S. Gonzalez and Atty. Mary Catherine A. Alvarez are graduates of the University of San Carlos College of Law in Cebu City, Philippines. They became members of the Philippine Bar in 2002.   Both have extensive experience in human rights advocacy, law reform and lobbying, public legal education and providing legal assistance.  Recipients of leadership awards, they have been educated and trained all over the world and have represented the Philippines in trainings and seminars held in Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.

Atty. Gonzalez worked with the University of the Philippines Law Center’s Institute for Judicial Administration (IJA) in Quezon City, Philippines and was formerly the Internship Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) of the Ateneo School of Law. She was also Program Officer of the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism. In 2008, she earned her Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. Thereafter, she was involved with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Washington D.C. She is presently a Member of the Faculty at the University of San Carlos College of Law.

Atty. Alvarez worked with the Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN)/Alternative Legal Assistance Center (ALAC) in Quezon City, Philippines. She was also formerly the Advocacy and Information Officer of the Children’s Legal Bureau in Cebu City, Philippines. She was a lecturer at the University of Cebu College of Law. She is now an Instructor of the Political Science Program of the University of the Philippines Cebu College.


Family Law
Declaration of Nullity of Marriage
Annulment, Legal Separation and Custody

Property and Land Laws
Land Registration and related proceedings
Agrarian Laws

Labor and Administrative Laws
Criminal Law
Civil Law

Corporate Services
In-house Counseling/Retainer
Provision of Legal Advice/Opinion
Review of Contracts and other documents
Registration of Corporations

Testate and Intestate Proceedings

Special Projects
Public Legal Education
Human Rights and Local Governance Trainings
Online Legal Counseling for Overseas Filipino Workers


Contact No. (63) (32) 254-7858