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Jose I. Rojas

Jose I. Rojas

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Mr. Rojas is an AV Preeminent rated attorney who has over 30 years of experience in complex civil litigation and intellectual property matters. He concentrates his practice in resolving or trying non-medical professional liability cases, complex insurance and business lawsuits, international commercial disputes, and intellectual property and technology-related claims. Mr. Rojas has served as outside “risk management” counsel to several clients in South Florida and has substantial “in-the-trenches” experience trying complex cases before juries, arbitrators, and state and federal judges. He has also served as a neutral in several mediations.

Mr. Rojas is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States; of the United States' Eighth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits Courts of Appeal; and of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is founding co-chair of the Trials Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF®), wherein he also serves on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. Rojas is also a member of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and its IP and Computer Law Committees. He is honored to have qualified for and been selected to membership in both the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Locally, he is past-Chair of the International Business Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Chamber. He also serves, by appointment of the United States Secretary of Commerce, as a member of the Florida District Export Council and is its current Vice Chair. He is a founder and Past President of the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild, is a member of the Dade County Bar Association and its Federal Court Committee, and is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association. Mr. Rojas currently chairs the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee 11M.

Mr. Rojas has spoken at numerous national and international seminars, including for the American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute and Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, concerning topics such as trial tactics and strategy, professional liability litigation, intellectual property, and techniques for simplifying complex litigation. Mr. Rojas has handled a number of high profile cases at both the trial and appellate levels.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Rojas immigrated to the United States in 1961 and lived in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands before settling in Florida in 1967. He studied computer programming in high school in the early 1970s then earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Florida in 1978, with honors in Philosophy. Thereafter, he attended law school at the University of Miami, graduating cum laude in 1981. In law school, Mr. Rojas was an Articles and Comments Editor of the school's International Law Review and served as a member of the Moot Court Board. He is fluent in Spanish and has basic proficiency in Portuguese.

Practice Areas: Professional Liability; Intellectual Property; Insurance Coverage; Complex Business Litigation; Technology-Related Claims; International Commercial Disputes

Admitted: U.S. District Courts, Southern & Middle Districts of Florida; District of Minnesota; District of Iowa; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: University of Miami Law School, J.D., 1981

College: University of Florida, B.A., 1978

Member: Florida Bar, 2004; Florida Bar, Business Law Section and IP and Computer Law Committees; Federal Bar Association; Dade County Bar Association; Cuban American Bar Association; National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member; Founding co-Chair, NAMWOLF Trial Practice Area Committee; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys; Board of Governors member, International Business Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chair, Florida District Export Council; Founder, Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild; Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11M

 

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