Jose Portela

Jose Portela

With more than 20 years of experience in the trenches as a litigator, Jose has an unmatched reputation as a fierce opponent and significant experience in complex litigation.  He practices in State and Federal courts both in and around Texas.  Jose’s aggressive style ensures that your case is proceeding in the direction you want and at the pace your case mandates. Relentless effort is a motto he lives by.  

Born and raised in Dallas, Jose graduated from The American University in Washington D.C. with a double major in accounting and international business. He interned with former U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader Dick Armey in Texas and Washington, D.C.  He also owned his own business buying and selling sports memorabilia.  Jose then returned home to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer,  and attended SMU Dedman School of Law.
Jose began working for a litigation boutique while he was still in law school, and even participated in a 1-week trial before graduating.  He has remained in the courtroom ever since.
Jose and Jennifer have two sons, Jose M. Portela III and Jacob Thomas Portela.  On the weekends, you can find them attending Watermark Church, on the sidelines of football and lacrosse games, or at school functions.


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

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Randy Roberts

AutoRevo, LLC


SMU Dedman School of Law

  • Juris Doctorate 
    • Carl W. Summers Scholar
    • National Semi-Finalist, Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition

American University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Business  


U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas 
Central District of California 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuit