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Julio Méndez

He joined the Firm in 2016, specializing in Criminal Litigation…


Julio is a Junior Associate and prior to joining the Firm in 2016, he was Secretary of a Criminal Instance Court at the Judiciary, with temporary competence for high-risk processes and domain extinction. He was in charge of the processing and conduction of common and constitutional criminal proceedings, as well as of administrative duties regarding personnel organization in working units. He was the communication liaison with the procedural subjects, public, as well as international cooperation agencies.

He is a current member of the criminal litigation, fraud and criminal emergencies practice group, which includes the analysis, strategy planning and the management and prosecution of proceedings before the public entities involved in the justice sector (Judiciary, Attorney General's Office, among others).




  • Attorney-At-Law and Notary, San Carlos de Guatemala University, 2008
  • Master's degree in Criminal Law, San Carlos de Guatemala University, pensum completed in 2017.
  • 5th. International Congress of Criminal Tax Law. “From the indication to the criminal tax sentence” (03/11/2022). C-EDUCA.
  • Training on the rights of indigenous peoples, the environment, and human rights defenders in the jurisprudence of the IACHR. Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Institute of Constitutional Justice. (03/05/2021).
  • Criminal Cassation Diploma (November 2020 to February 2021). San Pablo University.
  • 3rd. International Criminal Tax Law Congress “From Tax Law to Criminal Law. The Complex Relationship between Tax Administration and Taxpayers”. C-EDUCA, February 2020.
  • Diploma in Professional Techniques for public speaking, Mastering the power of the word. Panamerican Business School, October 2018.
  • 1st. International Congress on Criminal Tax Law, “Evolution of Guatemalan Criminal Tax Law”. C-EDUCA, February 2018.

Publications and Contributions

  • Thesis: "La doble tributación del boleto de ornato en el Departamento de Guatemala”, 2014
  • Newsletter #122/ November 2021: “Agreement 32-2021 of the Supreme Court of Justice regarding the procedure for less serious crimes”.


  • Guatemalan Bar Association


Practice Areas

Criminal Litigation and collaboration with other practice areas.


Other members of our team

Gabriel Cabrera

He joined the Firm in 2017. He is a current member of the Tax and Customs, Arbitration and Fraud and Insolvency Practice Groups.

Ana Lucía Chávez

She joined the Firm in 2020. Her practice focuses on corporate transactions, restructurings...