Luis Gómez, Jr. was born in New York City, New York, and raised in Puerto Rico. After graduating high school in Puerto Rico, Luis attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Luis also has a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Luis then took radio-broadcasting classes on a whim and, while living in Houston, made a brief six-year career in Spanish language radio including producing his own radio talk show between 1982-1984. He had so many lawyers on his radio program that he decided he could learn the law. With the support of his father, who is also an attorney, Luis thus enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He received his Juris Doctor in May 1989 and was admitted to practice law in 1990.
Outside of the law, Luis is an active member of his church, serving as secretary on its board of directors and as the director of the church choir’s bass section. The choir is a regular participant in Disney holiday time events and has been invited to sing at its Downtown Disney location during both Thanksgiving and Christmas each year since 1997.
Luis is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.