Manuel Arambula


Phone 737-8080-LAW


Manny is a highly experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and
litigated over 100 cases in state administrative court. He has served as lead or cocounsel counsel in trials
involving professional malpractice, professional licensing, breach of contract, white collar and organized
crime, civil rights, governmental tort claims, governmental immunity, personal injury, injunctive relief,
and utilities regulation. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals, both from administrative and state court judgments.

Manny began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the District Attorney’s Office of the 34th Judicial District in El Paso, Texas, where he served from January 2005 to March 2014. During this
time, he worked as a line prosecutor representing the state of Texas in criminal court and, later, as the
DA’s Office Border Prosecution Unit attorney where he lead an organized crime task force that
conducted wide-ranging investigations and prosecutions.

After leaving the District Attorney’s office, Manny worked as a Deputy Attorney General with the
California Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General, beginning in March 2014. In this
administrative/regulatory litigation role, he represented many of California’s regulatory boards in all of
their enforcement and compliance duties. He primarily handled cases involving proffessional licensing,
regulatory compliance, and ethics violations. Manny fully litigated these causes of action, from initial
trial through all related appeals. Manny also worked as a Staff Attorney at Cal OSHA, Department of
Industrial Relations in San Diego, California where he represented California’s Occupational and Health
Safety Administration in all of its compliance, investigative, and enforcement functions.

Manny’s experience also includes serving as a Senior Assistant City Attorney and Chief of Litigation for
the El Paso City Attorney’s Office from October 2020 to November 2021. As the City’s Chief of Litigation,
Manny supervised all of the City’s litigation, from small claims to high stakes federal litigation, and
personally litigated numerous high profile lawsuits. As part of the City Attorney’s Office, Manny led the
Office’s utilities regulation efforts and worked as co-counsel in the Office’s Public Utility Commision of
Trexas cases before the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Manny currently handles cases before state, and federal courts. His practice focuses on municipal law,
professional liability, civil rights, and business disputes. He also represents licensed individuals and
entities before the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Manny is a former United States Marine Corps Intelligence Analyst and Non-Commissioned Officer who
served from April 1989 to April 1993 at Camp Pendleton, California. He received several medals for his
service, including the Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and Navy Unit
Commendation for his service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Manny splits his time between San Diego, where he lives with his lovely wife Renee and their son Eli, El
Paso, his hometown, and Austin.

Manuel Arambula


Phone 737-8080-LAW