Juan Carlos Deliz-Morales


(787) 767-1030
(787) 751-4068


Mr. Deliz joined Jimenez, Graffam & Lausell as an associate in 2006. Prior to joining the Firm, and while still attending law school, he served as a law clerk to former Chief Judge of the San Juan Superior Court, Hon. Judge Heriberto Sepulveda Santiago and Hon. Judge Juan M. Perez-Giménez of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Deliz practice includes a wide range of civil litigation and transactional work in cases involving contractual disputes, governmental regulated markets, insurance claims, torts, maritime and transportation law, commercial arbitration, civil rights, educational institutions, motor vehicles litigation, and other advisory services. Mr. Deliz practice also includes appellate work in local and United States Courts. Mr. Deliz also handles criminal cases as he serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Initiative for Civil Practitioners implemented by the United States District for the District of Puerto Rico

Mr. Deliz further advises a wide array of institutional clients about corporate and general business matters, business and regulatory compliance and government affairs

Of equivalent importance, Mr. Deliz advises clients about how and when to avoid litigation so they can focus their energy and resources on their business

Place of Birth:

San Juan, PR

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English


  • Pontificial Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School
    Ponce, PR
    2005, JD
  • University of Puerto Rico
    Cayey, PR
    2001, BS in Social Sciences


  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar, 2006
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2007 
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2014


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Marítimo