Jorge Pérez Santiago focuses his practice on trial support and appeals in state and federal court. He works closely with trial counsel through all stages of litigation, including case assessment, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, jury instructions, and trial, to strengthen the chance of success at trial and help preserve critical legal issues for appeal. Mr. Pérez Santiago works with clients on complex and high stakes legal issues in diverse industries, but has particular experience and interest in the telecommunications, health care, intellectual property, and securities sectors.
Mr. Pérez Santiago is also an active member of organizations that support his community. In 2013, he was named Member of the Year by the Cuban American Bar Association. His work on behalf of that organization included serving as Editor-in-Chief of CABA Briefs. He is also a prospective student interviewer for Georgetown University’s Alumni Admissions Program, a member of the University of Miami School of Law’s Young Alumni Committee, and a United Way Young Leader.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pérez Santiago was senior staff attorney for Chief Justice Jorge Labarga of the Supreme Court of Florida. Justice Labarga, a Cuban American, is the first person of Hispanic descent to lead the state judicial branch, and the first chief justice to serve a second consecutive two-year term since the end of the Civil War. Mr. Pérez Santiago was also an extern for Justice Barbara J. Pariente, and a judicial intern for Judge Patricia A. Seitz of the United States Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Pérez Santiago, who is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, speaks and reads Spanish fluently. Si su asunto legal require dominio del idioma español, estoy dispuesto a responder a sus necesidades.