Jorge A. Mestre—AV rated by Martindale Hubbell—engages exclusively in a commercial litigation practice, including international arbitration and litigation. Reflecting the excellent reputation he enjoys in the community, Florida state court judges have appointed Mestre as a Receiver and as an Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors.
A seasoned practitioner, Mestre has litigated cases through trial in both federal district court and Florida state court and has handled appeals before numerous state and federal courts. His background as a legal intern for both a United States District Court Judge and a Florida Supreme Court Justice has given him an inside view into the decision-making processes of the federal and state courts.
What’s more, Mestre has litigated domestic and international arbitration matters in both English and Spanish, including an arbitration victory in Spanish. He has served as a party-appointed arbitrator in a case administered by the International Chamber of Commerce, in a case administered by the American Arbitration Association, and in an ad hoc international arbitration—experiences that give him a valuable understanding of how arbitration tribunals work. That understanding helps not only in his work as an arbitrator but also as an advocate.
Knowing that the rules of civil procedure are fundamental to his litigation practice, Mestre serves both on the Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee and on its Federal Rules Standing Committee. As part of his committee work, Mestre twice authored the Jurisdiction Chapter in The Florida Bar’s Civil Practice Before Trial Manual. Mestre has also served as Vice-President of the Cuban American Bar Association and as a member of the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association, two of the largest voluntary bar associations in Florida. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.