JO ANN TORREZ
To me, community is everything. A native of Austin, I attended Crockett High School and earned my degree from UT Austin as a first-generation college graduate. When law school became a possibility for me, I leapt at the chance. I never knew any attorneys growing up, but I did know that attending law school represented financial freedom and the ultimate privilege: giving back to my Texas community by helping individuals and families through law.
Helping Austin Thrive
As an Austin native, I’ve been proud to serve clients in this fantastic city and its surrounding areas for more than two decades. Giving back to my community is important to me, through both my law practice and my volunteer work. Whether it’s by offering turkey dinners to local families, providing resources to the Boys and Girls Clubs, donating to up-and-coming musicians, or attending shows at the Paramount Theatre, my husband and I strongly support all things Austin.
Like many in Austin, I’m also aware of the impact human beings have made on our climate and our earth. That’s why I’m involved with The Climate Reality Project. This non-profit’s goal is to raise awareness and inspire action to solve the global climate crisis. In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” I believe that real change comes from the ground up, and I’ve pledged to help make a difference for Austin—and the earth—one step at a time.
I’m here to listen to your story, understand your point of view, and advocate for your future.