About José M.
JM’s unique background and experiences make him an excellent advocate.
Jose Manuel “JM” Munoz grew up on both sides of the El Paso, Texas, and Mexico border. He began working at age 12, selling assorted goods (mostly candy) door to door after school and on the weekends. This job took him across most cities and towns in the Southwest and as far as Billings, Montana. Jose continued working various jobs through high school and college, including working at a cotton farm and at a call center. Jose graduated from high school at age 16, and from the University of Texas at El Paso in less than 3 years, at age 19. Jose then studied abroad at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. (Studying in Belgium is one of the best decisions Jose has made. Jose was encouraged to study abroad by his mother, and for that he will always thank her). After studying in Belgium and taking the time to travel around Western Europe, Jose studied law at the George Washington University Law School, a nationally acclaimed law school located 3 blocks away from the White House in Washington DC. Studying law at our nation’s capital provided Jose the opportunity to learn from our nation’s finest legal scholars. Jose graduated from law school in May of 2009, one month after turning 23 years old. Jose passed the Texas bar exam on his first attempt without taking a bar exam prep course. In over a decade in the legal field, Jose has held various positions. Jose clerked for a federal judge, worked at a national law firm in Dallas and at a local law firm. Jose has also served as a prosecutor, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor offenses. In private practice, Jose has represented both insurance companies and plaintiffs in litigation. Jose has handled hundreds of trials, depositions, and mediations. Jose is very proud of the results he has obtained for his clients through jury trials, bench trials and at mediations.
Jose’s hobbies include traveling, playing guitar, mountain biking, and traveling some more. Jose has backpacked over 44 countries around the globe. Jose’s favorite part of traveling is getting to know people from other backgrounds and cultures, learning from them, learning their history, and enjoying their culture and traditions (especially their food!) . Jose is very grateful for the magical and diverse world we live in. He is also very grateful and proud to be a US citizen. Jose is a fan of our nation’s legal system and believes our rule of law and jury trial system has been a key element of our great nation’s success and legacy.