Brief Biography

Mr. Deliz joined Jimenez, Graffam & Lausell in 2006. During law school, Mr. Deliz served as a law clerk to Judge Heriberto Sepúlveda, former Chief Judge of the San Juan Superior Court, and Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez of the United States District Court for Puerto Rico.

His practice concentrates in the areas of commercial and general litigation, where he is engaged in a wide array of cases involving civil rights claims, commercial arbitration, construction matters, contractual disputes, governmental regulated markets, maritime and transportation law, and torts. Mr. Deliz also represents motor vehicle manufacturers before local courts and administrative agencies. His practice also includes appellate work in local and federal courts. As an active member of the Criminal Justice Act Initiative for Civil Practitioners implemented by the United States District for the District of Puerto Rico, Mr. Deliz has handled several criminal cases.

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


  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School
    Ponce, PR
    2005, JD
    Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Puerto Rico
    Cayey, PR
    2001, BS in Social Sciences

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Professional Associations & Memberships

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

Representative Cases

Montano v. Morales-Ramírez
2011 WL 1316492 (D.P.R. 2011)

Dismissal of the False Claims Act and Diversity Jurisdiction and Supplemental Jurisdiction claims.
Montano v. Morales-Ramírez
2013 WL 12064469 (D.P.R. 2013)

Interpretation of settlement agreement.
Montano v. Morales-Ramírez
566 F. App'x 6, 307 Ed. Law Rep. 42, 2014 WL 2579915 (1 st Cir. 2014

Enforcement of settlement agreement.
Puerto Rico Dairy Farmers Ass'n v. Pagán
35 F.Supp.3d 210, 216, 2014 WL 3887865 (D.P.R. 2014)

Diary Farmer's Association met associational standing criteria.
Pedro M. Vila García v. Royal Motors, et al.
2016 WL 8457466

Reversal of Dept. of Consumer Affairs resolution of vehicle sales contract based on due process and res judicata issues.

Lausell, Steven C.


Dulzaides, Raquel M.


Román-Méndez, Nelson


Deliz-Morales, Juan C.


Torres-Escalera, José J.


Rivera-Morales, Ramón J.


Picó-Ramirez, Andrés


Vega-López, Edgardo A.


Graffam, William A.


Blasini, Jorge F.


Rodríguez-Bird, Manolo T.