José has a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Guarulhos, and a graduate certificate and master’s in Labor Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP).
He is a retired judge from the Regional Labor Court of Campinas (15th Region).
He was a Labor Law Faculty Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) from 1980 to 2009.
In 2013, José was awarded a Judicial Commendation by the Regional Labor Court of São Paulo (2nd Region). In 2019, he received the merit of Grand Officer.
José seats the chair Nr. 39 of the São Paulo Academy of Labor Law (APDT).