Jiménez, Graffam & Lausell was founded in 1968 by Nicolás Jiménez and José Antonio Fusté as an admiralty and maritime law firm. Over the last forty years we have developed long lasting attorney-client relationships with businesses and entities from within Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Japan.

Our Firm has since expanded and diversified its areas of practice, and we are currently recognized in the fields of general civil and commercial litigation, labor and employment law, alternate dispute resolution, construction, corporate, and business and tax law. In addition, we have ample experience in products liability, government regulated markets, medical malpractice, insurance defense, transportation, commercial distributorship, environmental law, copyright, trademark, anti-trust, personal injury and complex litigation. Every day we appear before local and federal courts of all levels, in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before many different administrative agencies.

We have a broad range of backgrounds, education and expertise. One of our original partners was a merchant seaman. The other was a young aggressive attorney who went on to become the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Today our diverse backgrounds include, among others, several merchant mariners, civil and chemical engineers, certified public accountants, instructors and professors. Like our Firm’s founding partners, each of us is passionate about what we do. We work together in an efficient and unselfish environment that promotes a team atmosphere always guided by the three basic principles on which our firm was founded: integrity, excellence, and dedication.

We strive to provide excellent service and the best quality of work. We are proud of our tradition of building solid long lasting relationships with our clients that go beyond a professional association. Our strength has been to understand our clients’ businesses and counsel them, not only as attorneys, but also as advisors and true friends. In fact, many of JGL first clients are still being served by the Firm.

The Firm encourages continued legal education and the development of our people, as well as participation in professional activities and seminars. We are committed to provide the best available resources to serve our clients.