Jacob Mancha is a North Austin-based attorney dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims. From a young age, Jacob knew he wanted to be a lawyer.
He moved to Austin from the Rio Grande Valley to attend law school at the University of Texas. While in law school, Jacob was accepted into a select joint-degree program that offers two students a year the opportunity to complete their last year of law school in England. As a result, Jacob received two law degrees as a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Nottingham—where he received an LLM in Human Rights Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas-Pan American.
Following law school, he traveled the world but knew that he would eventually settle in Austin to begin his career. He was sworn into the Texas State Bar in 2015.
Since being admitted to the Texas State Bar, he has dedicated his career to helping victims of personal injury, particularly birth injuries. Before joining The Carlson Law Firm, he practiced at a birth injury specialized Austin law firm.
Jacob prepares every case by comprehensively mapping out the laws governing his clients’ cases. In addition, he is well-versed on contemporary thought regarding personal injury jury trial methodology and studies jury trial advocacy in his free time.
He is a member of Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, he was a 2018 Covington Pro Bono Service Honoree for contributing more than 100 hours of pro-bono civil litigation representation through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.
Jacob is working-proficient in speaking Spanish and has elementary proficiency in spoken Thai. Jacob has traveled extensively and lived in Bangkok, Thailand for two years teaching ESL. During the 2011 flood that occurred in Bangkok, he was evacuated by a military vehicle and lived in an evacuation shelter for a month.
- Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law, December 2008
- LLM in Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham, July 2009
- BA, University of Texas Pan-American, August 2005
MEMBERSHIPS AND RECOGNITIONS:
- Pro Bono College
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Capital Area Trial Lawyer Association
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