Mr. Torres-Escalera is a litigator. From 1982 to 1985, he held the posts of Director General Litigation Division and Assistant Secretary of Justice in charge of litigation of the Department of Justice, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Since joining JGL in 1985, he has tried cases throughout the courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He has successfully represented clients through trial and appeal in a multitude of cases. His trial practice covers a broad range of areas, such as personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, maritime passenger claims, vehicle warranty, and commercial disputes. He has been actively involved in the litigation of mass tort and complex multiparty cases, such as the Dupont Hotel Fire, Río Piedras Gas explosion, and Paseo Caribe cases. Mr. Torres -Escalera has also litigated numerous special procedure cases, such as temporary restraining orders, mandamus and preliminary injunction actions.
He routinely represents clients in administrative agencies in adversarial proceedings and in legislative hearings. Furthermore, Mr. Torres-Escalera often counsels clients on contract negotiations. He is also a notary public, assisting clients in estate and real estate matters.
- University of Puerto Rico Law School
San Juan, PR
- 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
Professional Associations & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Maritime Law Association of the United States
- Puerto Rico Notary Bar Association