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Throughout his career, Manuel has helped clients search for answers and solutions where there appear to be only questions and uncertainty. Whether it be in trial, on appeal, or via settlement resolution, Manuel works to find the best solution for each of his clients.

Because he grew up on the border of the U.S. and Mexico, Manuel is fluent in both English and Spanish–a skill that helps him communicate and understand his clients on a personal level.


After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, Manuel attended the Texas Tech University School of Law, where he served as editor of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He earned a place on the Journal’s Executive Board and was awarded the Texas Tech University School of Law Judge Meade F. Griffin Award. The award is given each year to the student who has “best utilized the law school experience to improve and prepare for service to the profession and to mankind.”

Manuel was also selected for a Graduate Fellowship with the Central Intelligence Agency Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., clerked for the Honorable William E. Moody of El Paso, Texas, and began his legal career focusing on commercial litigation and personal injury cases in both state and federal courts for a law firm in Houston, Texas before joining FCHC.

Since joining FCHC, Manuel has had the great honor of taking cases to jury verdict and beyond, including arguing cases before the Supreme Court of Texas. Manuel is a proud member of the Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association and has also gained lifetime admission into the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums based on the recoveries he has obtained for his clients.