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Joseph Habbouche

  • Joe’s Biography

    Joseph M. Habbouche joined Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP in 2007 as an associate in the transactional section and concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate transactions and business matters, including entity formation, intellectual property rights and business and asset acquisitions.

    Joe was elected as a partner in the firm in 2012.

    Joe was raised in the Midwest and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan in 2001 with a B.A. in political science where he was a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society. In 2002, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo with a M.A. in philosophy. Joe was a member of the Faculty Senate, Academic Programs Committee and a member of the Graduate Student Assembly while in graduate school. Joe received his law degree cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2005.

    Joe spent two years working as an attorney at a law firm in Toledo, Ohio before moving to the Rio Grande Valley.

    Joe is licensed to practice in state courts in Ohio (2005) and Texas (2006), as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2005), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2006), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2007), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (2007), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (2007) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (2007).

    Joe is a member of the Texas Bar Association and Hidalgo County Bar Association. He was named a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow in 2014 and Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019.

    Joe is an active member of the community and served on the Board of Trustees for the International Museum of Art and Science from 2012 to 2017, including acting as Chairman of the Board from 2014 to 2015, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Joe is also a member of the Founder’s Group, for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce – One Million Cups.

  • Bar Admissions

    • Ohio, 2005
    • Texas, 2006
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2005
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2007
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 2007
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 2007
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007
  • Education

    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001
      Bachelor of Arts
      Major: Political Science
      Honors: Cum Laude
      Honors: Member, Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society
    • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 2002
      Master of Arts
      Major: Philosophy
      Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 2005
      Juris Doctor
      Honors: Cum Laude
  • Honors and Awards

    • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2014
    • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019
  • Professional Association & Memeberships

    • State Bar of Texas, Member, 2007-Present
    • Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member, 2007-Present
  • Presentations

    • Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA Chapter Meeting
      Presenter
      Joseph Habbouche
      February 26, 2014
    • 2014 LRGV-AIA Building Communities Conference
      Course Name: Contractual Considerations – What to Know and Consider Before You Sign
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      September 26, 2014
    • 2015 LRGV-AIA Building Communities Conference
      Course Name: Design Dilemmas: Legal Considerations, Roles, Risks and Issues for Architects
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      September 25, 2015
    • 2016 LRGV-AIA Building Communities Conference
      Course Name: Design Dilemmas: Legal Considerations, Roles, Risks and Issues for Architects
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      September 29, 2016
    • 2017 LRGV-AIA Building Communities Conference
      Course Name: Design Dilemmas: Legal Considerations, Roles, Risks and Issues for Architects
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      September 29, 2017
    • 2018 LRGV-AIA Building Communities Conference
      Course Name: Design Dilemmas: Legal Considerations, Roles, Risks and Issues for Architects
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      September 28, 2018
    • Lunch N Learn – Noble Texas Builders
      Construction Liens
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      February 8, 2019
    • 2019 LRGV-AIA Building Communities Conference
      Course Name: Design Dilemmas: Legal Considerations, Roles, Risks and Issues for Architects
      Daniel Gurwitz and Joseph Habbouche
      September 27, 2019
  • Community Involvment

    • International Museum of Art and Science, Board of Trustees, 2012-2017
    • Chairman of the Board, 2014-2015
    • McAllen Chamber of Commerce – One Million Cups, Founder’s Group, 2018 – Present
    • McAllen Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2018 – Present