Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“My team works the way I work.”

Evans Barba – President and CEO, Barba Consulting

Tressa G. Muñoz

Tressa G. Muñoz

Tel 202.689.1900, ext. 3202
Cell 202.365.4696
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Experience. Passion. Solutions.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation and Trial Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Power and Energy


  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1990

Professional Memberships:

  • National Capital Area Paralegals Association


Tressa Muñoz is a highly experienced and skilled paralegal having worked in the legal industry for over 25 years in progressively advanced positions. She has extensive knowledge of all phases of the litigation process from research and document review to electronic case management, coordinating extensive electronic discovery, managing workflow of contract attorneys, paralegals and interns, as well as development and implementation of procedures and protocols for document management and retention,.

She has worked in a variety of industries including Intellectual Property, Government Contracts, Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals, all with a focus on litigation assistance for teams of in-house and general counsel lawyers and paralegal staffs as well as expert witnesses and special project employees.


Tressa is naturally very detail oriented and enjoys the logistics of organizing during the discovery phase of a case. Her attention to detail and knack for logistics has led to her passion for conquering the voluminous amount of information, which must be organized during discovery. She is especially adept at e-discovery, having once worked on a case with over two million pages of e-discovery.


Tressa is experienced and highly proficient with a plethora of legal research systems as well as multiple document management systems. This combined with her keen eye in proofing and editing allow her to streamline difficult processes and assist her team in staying on top of the multiple priorities and deadlines.

She has served as the lead paralegal on several high profile multi-million dollar cases and is very adept at juggling multiple tasks throughout a busy day. She keeps a clear head and is able to understand the picture and how each task contributes to a smooth workflow.

Did You Know . . .

Members of the SLS trial group have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and 75 bench trials?

The SLS construction group has worked on sports stadiums across the country including Orioles Park in Baltimore and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati?

The SLS construction group has worked on power plant projects across the country?

In 2007 SLS was selected for an Honorable Mention as one of the Best Places To Work in Washington DC?

Ron Shapiro, Steve Schram and Judd Lifschitz have all been selected as SuperLawyers by Law and Politics?

The SLS office building is an historic townhouse constructed in the late 1800s?

SLS has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm?

SLS trial lawyers have argued appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 9th, D.C. and Federal Circuit?

SLS trial lawyers have been lead trial counsel in cases in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, - to name just a few?

Virtually all the cases that SLS trial lawyers mediated have been favorably settled at mediation?

The transactional group at SLS was lead counsel on one of the largest, most complex mixed-use projects in downtown Washington, DC involving 4 lenders and 6 property owners?

In appreciation for the outstanding efforts of each of its employees during 2007, SLS gave everyone (attorneys, paralegals, and staff) a 4 day/3 night expense paid trip to Key West, Florida?

The transactional group at SLS has represented tenants in more than 200 retail leases in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Every attorney in the transactional group at SLS has at least 15 years experience?

The transactional group at SLS has represented developers in the purchase, construction, financing and/or sale of more than 75 multi-family apartment projects?

The transactional group at SLS has represented real estate investors and developers with respect to property in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and the U.S. Virginia Islands?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented eight national banks in commercial real estate loans?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation and several banking institutions in loan workout transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region?

The transactional group at SLS has represented homebuilders and commercial real estate developers in work-outs of individual loans and also for work-outs of large portfolios involving dozens of properties in several states?

The trial lawyers of SLS have numerous reported decisions to their credit?