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Kubicki Draper
Kubicki Draper
Kubicki Draper

Jorge Santeiro Jr.


Tampa Office
Direct Line: 813.314.1126

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Jorge's practice is devoted exclusively to civil litigation.  Jorge began his legal career as a United States Air Force JAG.  While on active duty, he tried felony level criminal cases before military courts-martial and tried misdemeanors as a Special Assistant U.S. attorney before federal magistrates.  As a claims officer, Jorge counseled the medical staffs of two busy military hospitals on medico-legal and bio-ethics issues.  He was also in charge of handling claims filed against the Air Force under the Federal Tort Claims Act, including medical malpractice, automobile and premises liability claims.

Jorge's civil litigation defense practice has included automobile, premises liability and trucking litigation as well as construction defect and product liability defense.  A substantial part of his practice also involves first party life and disability insurance litigation, including bad faith insurance cases and cases involving group plans governed by ERISA.

Areas of Practice:
- Automobile
- Premises Liability
- First Party Life and Disability Insurance
- Claims Administration and Bad Faith
- Construction Defects
- Products Liability
- Benzene Exposure

Bar Admissions:
- 2006, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- 2000, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- 1996, U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
- 1995, State of Florida

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

Special Awards and Recognitions: 
- William Glenn Terrell American Inns of Court (2001-2004)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- Volunteer Teen Court Judge (2004-2005)
- Defense Research Institute
- West Coast Claims Association
- Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association
- Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation, Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
- "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 - - Tampa

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