Jorge  Santeiro Jr.



Jorge Santeiro, a shareholder in the Tampa office, maintains a broad civil trial practice throughout West-Central Florida consisting primarily of first party property defense, construction defect litigation, premises liability, auto liability and trucking/transportation. Jorge has first-chaired numerous cases to verdict. Recognizing that not all cases should or will go to trial, he places special emphasis on early case evaluation and formulating an effective resolution plan.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jorge attended college and law school in Miami. He started his legal career as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer in the United States Air Force, where he tried numerous criminal cases before military courts-martial and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney before federal magistrates in Nevada and Florida.

In addition to his law practice, Jorge is dedicated to spending time with his wife and two children, all of whom enjoy participating in distance running events throughout the year. He is co-founder of the Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation, whose mission is to assist low-income Tampa Bay area families with children on the autism spectrum by funding grants for recognized therapies and special schooling.

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  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1995)
    cum laude
    University of Miami Law Review
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL (B.A., Political Science, 1990)


  • State of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1996
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2015


  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (2000-Present)
  • Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association
  • Volunteer Teen Court Judge (2004-2005)
  • West Coast Claims Association
  • William Glenn Terrell American Inns of Court (2001-2004)
  • Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation, Vice-President and Founding Member of Board of Directors
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • "Staged Accidents", GEICO, 2016
  • "Risk Allocation: Contractual Indemnification, "Insured Contract" Coverage and "Additional Insured" Coverage & Restaurant and Fast Food Liability", CJW, 2015
  • "Borderline Injury Cases, Proposals for Settlement & Rental Vehicle Coverage", Liberty Mutual, 2015
  • "5-HR Law and Ethics Update", Rimkus, 2015
  • "Medicare Liens, Set Asides & Notice of Provisions" and "Bad Faith", Star and Shield Group, 2015
  • "We have Fraud, Can we Prove it?", AMICA Mutual Insurance, 2015
  • "We have Fraud, Can we Prove it?", West Coast Claims Association, 2015
  • "Mock Mediation: Global Settlement", Infinity Insurance, 2015
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases", Amerisure Insurance, 2014
  • "How Ethical Claim Handling and Careful Preparation will help Carry the Day", CRA 2014
  • "Fraud Detection and Claims Management", The Hartford, 2014
  • "Preparing for the Expert Witness and Adjuster Deposition and Avoiding Bad Faith: How Diligent, Thorough Claim Handling and Careful Preparation will Carry the Day", 2014
  • "Premises Liability 2013 Update", Amerisure Seminar, 2013
  • "Construction Defects", Rimkus Seminar, 2013
  • "SIU: Tips and Tactics for Discovering and Preserving Evidence of Fraudulent Claims", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Percutaneous Discectomies and Letters of Protection - Defending Against the Indefensible" West Coast Claims Seminar, 2011
  • "Liens and Set Offs, Early Case Resolutions, Proposals for Settlement & Premises Liability", Gallagher Bassett Seminar, 2011
  • "Condo Conversions", Rimkus Seminar, 2011
  • "Liens/Set Offs", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Electronic Discovery & Forensic Date Issues", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2009
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Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 850
Jacksonville, FL 32207

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 100 attorneys.


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