Robert Morris University (B.A., cum laude)

Northwestern School of Law
Lewis & Clark College (J.D., cum laude)

Colleen Muñoz is a litigator at Samuels Yoelin Kantor, LLP. Her practice is centered around commercial and fiduciary litigation focusing on real property, employment, and construction law. After graduating from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA as a student-athlete, Ms. Muñoz spent several years working at local law firms as a litigation legal assistant and paralegal assisting attorneys in drafting, discovery, and hearing and trial preparation. During this time, Colleen discovered her passion for helping others within her community. Through her experiences, Colleen came to understand the value of access to legal resources and the negative impact that a lack of access can have on people’s lives. Colleen pursued a career in the law to give a voice to those who cannot find their own and to provide her community with access to legal resources. Ms. Muñoz attended the evening program at Lewis & Clark and continued to work in her community during law school. At Lewis & Clark, Colleen joined the Lewis & Clark Law Review, where she published an article dissecting the categorical approach to contested deportation proceedings. During her time in law school, Colleen clerked for Federal Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, volunteered with Innovation Law Lab to assist detained individuals in presenting their asylum claims, and clerked at Passage Immigration Law. Colleen joined SYK as a law clerk during her third year of law school where she found a home to begin her professional career as a lawyer. Colleen enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her San Francisco 49ers. When she’s not in the office, Colleen can be found in the boxing gym sparing her husband, snowboarding on the mountain, or coaching youth and high school lacrosse.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Multnomah Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section, Pro Bono Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications