Attorney Jose Nunez was born in Englewood, New Jersey to Cuban parents who immigrated to the United States in 1969. He grew up in Naples and attended St. Ann Catholic School and St. John Neumann High School. Jose graduated from the University of Michigan and was named one of twelve Graduates of Distinction in his class. He also earned the University’s Outstanding Student Leader Award. Following college, Jose was accepted to the AmeriCorps Teach For America program. During the two year program, he worked as a Ninth Grade Global History teacher and taught at-risk youth in New York City. After obtaining a Masters Degree, Jose returned to his hometown when he was offered a Dean’s Scholarship and graduated in the top third of his class from Ave Maria School of Law.
While in law school, Jose was a legal intern at the Kings County (Brooklyn, NY) District Attorney’s Office, a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office in Naples, and a legal intern at the United States Attorney’s Office in Ft. Myers. During his final year of law school, Jose was appointed as an Executive on the Law School’s Moot Court Board, which dedicated countless hours to mock trial competitions throughout Florida and the United States.