Steven C. Lausell

Partner and Member of the Executive Committee

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

slausell@jgl.com

Mr. Lausell concentrates his practice in construction law, commercial litigation, and products liability/tort litigation.  His experience includes a wide range of cases in bench trials, jury trials and appeals, as well as arbitrations and mediations.  He has served as arbitrator and mediator in several matters under local law pursuant to the American Arbitration Association Rules, as a sole arbitrator and as a panel member, and is listed in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico List of Mediators for Court-Annexed Mediations with the following areas of expertise: construction contracts and claims, products liability claims, claims involving technical/engineering background, claims involving commercial/business operations.

Mr. Lausell was a professor of the Puerto Rico College of Engineers and Surveyor’s Continuing Education Program, teaching several courses including Construction Contract Claims and Litigation and The Role of Expert Witnesses in Dispute Resolution Proceedings.  He was Law Clerk to Judge Carlos V. Dávila, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico from 1979 to 1980.  He was a licensed Professional Engineer, Puerto Rico, 1975 to 2008.

Place of Birth:

San Juan, PR

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English

Education:

  • University of Puerto Rico Law School
    San Juan, PR
    1979, JD
    Magna Cum Laude
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
    1974, BS in Civil Engineering

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Puerto Rico Bar, 1979
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1982
  • United States Claims Court, 1982
  • United States Court of International Trade, 1982
  • United States Supreme Court, 1985

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal and American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States