Mr. Picó also assists clients by providing counsel and legal representation in large, complex construction projects, and disputes. In the last several years, he has worked on major construction projects in Puerto Rico both during the contract administration and subsequent arbitration proceedings between owner and contractor. His litigation practice includes both Federal and local appellate work.

Mr. Picó joined Jiménez, Graffam & Lausell as an Associate in 2014 after working as Law Clerk for our Firm during the previous summer. Before joining the Firm, he interned as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Aida Delgado Colón at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and to Justice Edgardo Rivera García at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.


  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
    Ponce, PR
    2013, JD
    Summa Cum Laude
  • Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    2010, BS in General Management and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico Bar, 2014
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2019

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • P&IQ Certificate, a Qualification for the P&I Industry by the International Group of P&I Clubs

Representative Cases

  • Empire Gas Company, Inc. v. Department of Transportation and Public Works

    KLRA201401199, KLRA20140120, Puerto Rico Appeals Court (2014)

    Successfully dismissed oppositions in permit process and secured first license issued in Puerto Rico for the import, transport and distribution of liquefied natural gas in ISO tanks.

  • Santos v. America Cruise Ferries, Inc.

    100 F.Supp.3d 96 (D.P.R. 2015)

    Injury on the high seas; survival and non-pecuniary damages are not recoverable under the general maritime law.