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Kubicki Draper
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Jorge Santeiro Jr.

Co-Chair, First Party Practice Group

Tampa Office
Direct Line: 813.314.1126
Mobile: 813.380.6214

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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.

Areas of Practice:
- First Party Property
- Sinkhole
- Construction Defects
- Premises Liability
- Automobile
- Trucking

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

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

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

- Phi Delta Phi

Jorge Santeiro Jr. - Shareholder
jss@kubickidraper.com - 813.314.1126 - 813.380.6214 - Tampa

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