Attorney Biography – Jo Ann Torrez
Austin Texas Personal Injury Attorney, Jo Ann Torrez, was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Crockett High School in 1989 and attended the University of Texas from 1989 to 1993 where she majored in Government. After attending U.T., she worked at several law offices and government agencies including the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In her last job before becoming a Personal Injury Attorney in Austin Texas, our principal attorney Jo Ann Torrez was employed as a judicial aide with the Travis County District Judge’s Office. Her familiarity with the Travis County courts is evident not only upon watching her legal maneuvers in court, but also speaking with her outside of court. As a trained family-law mediator, she sees opportunity in every case to reach common ground and advises clients of the pros and cons of litigation and the benefits of reaching settlements.
Each year Ms. Torrez participates as a volunteer judge for 1st year law students in Mock Trial Competitions at the University of Texas Law School. She remains active in other community events sponsored by the Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association, herself being a recipient of the Farris-Cisneros Scholarship sponsored by TCWLA.
Ms. Torrez is bilingual, which is helpful to many of her clients that speak Spanish as their primary language. She is also a mother/grandmother, which provides her a unique perspective when pursuing cases related to areas of family law.
Our goal at J. Torrez Law P.C. is to minimize the stress from divorce litigation and personal injury/car accidents, and empower our clients to take control of their lives through effective legal representation.
- Family Law Mediator
Manousso Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
September 29, 2010
- St. Mary’s University School of Law
Juris Doctor, San Antonio, Texas
May 19, 2001
- University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Government
August 16, 1993
Admitted to Practice
All State Courts in Texas
- State Bar of Texas- Family Law Section, Juvenile Law Section, Insurance Law Section
- Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- State of Texas Bar College