Wednesday, July 30, 2014
ARLINGTON – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Michael Munoz, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Arlington office, for his commitment to Texas children. Munoz was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s Fort Worth region, which covers 12 counties. First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presented the award to Meadows on Tuesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.
“Through hard work and dedication, Michael Munoz has helped improve the lives of thousands of young Texans and their families,” Attorney General Abbott said. “We are grateful to Michael for his commitment to Texas children and his service to the State.”
|Assistant Attorney General of the Year Award Recipient|
Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.
Munoz, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2012 as a managing assistant attorney general, represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. He also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.
Munoz, a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because he is a natural leader with great organizational and legal skills. When asked to lead the Arlington office, Munoz accepted the challenge and has excelled at meeting goals and improving processes.
“Mr. Munoz has all the skills we need in the assistant attorney general of today,” said Senior Regional Attorney Sue Funk. He is personable, confident, capable and well respected in the legal community. We are truly fortunate to have him as part of our team.”
The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.
For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.