José J. Torres-Escalera

Partner and Member of the Executive Committee

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

Mr. Torres-Escalera is a litigator.  For over 30 years he has tried cases in every court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  His trial practice covers a broad range of areas, such as personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability and commercial disputes.  He has a strong background in complex multiparty cases.  He routinely represents clients before administrative agencies in adversarial proceedings and in legislative hearings.
Mr. Torres-Escalera was the Director, General Litigation Division, from 1982 to 1983 and Assistant Secretary of Justice in charge of litigation from 1983 to 1985 of the Department of Justice, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Place of Birth:

Bayamón, PR

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English


  • University of Puerto Rico Law School
    San Juan, PR
    1978, JD
    Cum Laude
  • University of Puerto Rico
    San Juan, PR
    1975, BBA in Accounting
    Magna Cum Laude


  • Puerto Rico Bar, 1978
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1978
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1982
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010



  • American Bar Association
  • Federal and American Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States