March 17th 2022 – Press Release


Atlas, Hall and Rodriguez, LLP is proud to announce that Joseph M. Habbouche (University of Illinois College of Law, 05) has been elected unanimously as Managing Partner of the Firm.

I am honored and privileged to serve as the next Managing Partner of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez.  It is amazing that I am just the fourth Managing Partner in the Firms history.  

The Firm set me up for success when I started here 15 years ago.  I was introduced to clients, mentored and provided with everything I needed to be successful as a young lawyer.

In a similar way, my predecessors – Morris Atlas, Gary Gurwitz and Chuck Murray created the foundation for me to succeed as Managing Partner by their reputations in the community and by the decades of hard work they put into the Firm.  I am very fortunate that our core team of lawyers remains in place, and that we have been able to add young, energetic talent consistently over the last several years.  I am very excited about that combination of long term stability and new energy and ideas.  I fully expect our clients to realize the benefits of that vitality as we head into the Firms 70th anniversary next year.

Joes practice primarily involves real estate and corporate matters, much of it for some of the largest, privately-owned, South Texas-based businesses.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Illinois.  He also holds a masters degree in Philosophy, and is a lifelong martial arts and mixed martial arts practitioner.

As the Firm approaches its 70th anniversary, I am amazed at the consistency of the community involvement, the outstanding legal work and the dedication to excellence over the Firms past seven decades.  Though the responsibility is humbling, I am thrilled my partners chose me to lead this Firm into an exciting future.

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

Joe is an active member of the community and served for many years on the Board of Trustees for the International Museum of Art and Science, including a term as Chairman.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and he is a member of the Founders Group for One Million Cups.

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