Jorge R. Delgado

  • Jorge’s litigation practice touches on a multitude of complex, high-stakes disputes across a range of disciplines and industries. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts.

    Jorge holds a particular interest in appellate practice and constitutional law. He has authored and co-authored briefs and petitions before nearly all Florida District Courts of Appeal and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Moreover, as an alumni coach for the St. Thomas Moot Court Board, he has led teams of law students into five national moot-court competitions that tackled complex constitutional-law issues.  He is also an active member of the Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee, where he played a significant role in proposed amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.450, which concerns technological coverage of judicial proceedings.

    Prior to joining the firm, Jorge was an attorney at Arnstein & Lehr, LLP. While in law school, he served as judicial intern to Justice Barbara J. Pariente in the Florida Supreme Court and to The Honorable Adalberto Jordan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, who has since been elevated to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Jorge frequently publishes articles on a variety of legal topics, including three cover articles for CABA Briefs, a law review article for the 25th Anniversary Edition of the St. Thomas Law Review, and practice articles for the Daily Business Review and Minority Trial Lawyer.

    In 2016, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation selected Jorge as one of its 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida. Jorge has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

    Jorge graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law as valedictorian of his class.  Jorge also double-majored in Political Science and History from the University of Florida.

    Jorge was born in Havana, Cuba, and is fluent in Spanish.

    • St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian, 2010)
    • University of Florida (B.S., Political Science and History, cum laude, 2007)
    • The Florida Bar
    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Southern District of Florida
    • Northern District of Florida
    • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2016)
    • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 -2016
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida (2016).
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014–2016).
    • Alumni Moot Court Coach of the Year (2013).
    • Book awards in Florida Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law I, Evidence, Civil Procedure II, Advanced Legal Writing, Civil Procedure I and Contracts I.
    • Staff Editor, St. Thomas Law Review.
    • Vice-President of Membership, St. Thomas Moot Court Board.
    • Student instructor of Property Law and Civil Procedure.
    • Champion of the 2008 Saint Thomas Moot Court Team Intramural Competition
    • Quarterfinalist in the 2009 Federal Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, where he received an individual award for second place Best Overall Oralist.
    • Recipient of the Judge Henry-Leyte Vidal Scholarship for Trial Advocacy.
    • Member of the Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee
      • Liaison to Subcommittee within the Rules of Judicial Administration Standing Committee (proposed amendment to Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.450 – Technological Coverage of Judicial Proceedings).
    • Member of the Hon. Peter T. Fay Inns of Court
    • Member of the Federal Bar Association
    • Member of the Make-A-Wish Champion’s Club
    • Alumni Coach, St. Thomas Moot Court Board
    • Cuban American Bar Association
      • CABA Briefs Co-Editor in Chief
      • CABA Briefs Committee Member
    • Alumni Council, St. Thomas School of Law
      Mentoring Committee Member
    • The Highest Court Debates the Outer Limits of Bank Fraud
      CABA Briefs (Fall-Winter 2014).
    • In Whose Name we Pray: Legislative Prayer Again Reaches the U.S. Supreme Court
      CABA Briefs (Winter 2014) (cover article).
    • How Consolidating the Circuits would have Defined the Borders of Honest Services Fraud.
      25 ST. THOMAS L. REV. 357 (2013)
    • The Aftermath of the Downfall of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
      Minority Trial Lawyer (Fall 2013, Vol. 12, No. 1)
    • Have Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits Reached their Limit?
      CABA Briefs (Fall 2013)
    • Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy: Can the Government Ban a “Cure”?
      CABA Briefs (Summer 2013)(cover article).
    • Board of Contributors: More Deceptive, Unfair Trade Claims Likely
      Daily Business Review, May 22, 2013 (co-authored with Alan J. Kluger)
    • Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the U.S. Supreme Court
      CABA Briefs (Spring 2013)
    • The Problem Play of Voting Rights: Is it Curtain Call for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?
      CABA Briefs (Winter 2012)(cover article).