Mr. Muñoz is very familiar with the struggle of working people. His mother is a maid and immigrant from El Salvador and he understands that to a worker, your body is your livelihood. With that in mind, Mr. Muñoz fights to ensure that injured workers get the best care available and get all benefits afforded to them under the Workers' Compensation system. In 2018, Rene was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. The attorneys selected as Rising Stars are limited to 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in Northern California who are age 40 and under or having practiced 10 years or less.
Since 2008, Mr. Muñoz has practiced in Workers' Compensation advocating for employers and insurance. His experience working on behalf of institutional clients gave him a better understanding of what motivates defendants in Workers' Compensation claims. Mr. Muñoz has litigated thousands of workers' compensation claims from beginning to end. He has taken hundreds of depositions of doctors, injured workers, and has tried many cases successfully. His background gives him better insight on how to approach litigation and negotiations on behalf of injured workers because he understands an insurers thought process.
Mr. Muñoz has over a decade of experience serving clients as an attorney. He began his career practicing criminal law as both a prosecutor and defense attorney gaining valuable jury trial experience.
Armed with this experience and teamed with Mr. Franco, René Muñoz now advocates on behalf of you, the injured worker. He never forgot his roots and is extremely excited to represent your interests and fight for justice.
René is also dedicated to the City of Oakland. He is heavily involved in his neighborhood crime prevention council and was recognized by council member, Annie Campbell Washington as a "local hero" for his efforts to make Oakland a better place to live. He has taken the lead in a his neighborhood's annual Thanksgiving food drive that has provided turkeys and trimming for over 50 families in East Oakland each year. In addition, he has been a part of several neighborhood clean ups sponsored by council member Noel Gallo of the Fruitvale District.
Rene strives to improve our communities and the individuals of our future. He continuously provides guidance to high school students on the path to higher education and volunteers many of his hours for the better good of our future. Rene seeks to help his community in any way possible and is an advocate for higher education.