Since its inception in 1968 as an admiralty and maritime law firm, JGL has evolved into a multi-disciplinary legal practice with solid and lasting attorney-client relationships within Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Japan.

The Firm opened as an admiralty and maritime specialist. Over 50 years, JGL expanded and diversified its areas of practice. We are recognized in the areas of corporate and business consulting, complex litigation, labor and employment, healthcare, medical malpractice, insurance defense, transportation, commercial distributorship, personal injury, alternate dispute resolution, and construction.

We have ample experience in product liability, government-regulated markets, environmental law, copyright, operating licensing and permits, trademarks, and antitrust. Every day we appear before local and federal courts at all levels, in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before many different administrative agencies.

We work together in an efficient team environment. Three basic principles guide us: integrity, excellence, and dedication.

We offer a broad range of backgrounds, education, and expertise: a former Navy officer, charter boat captain, civil engineer, certified public accountant, law school instructors, and former judicial clerks at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Federal District Court. All are deeply involved in community activities and civil projects.

Some of Our Clients

Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
  • American Tugs, Inc.
  • American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
  • Assuranceforeningen Skuld
  • Borinken Towing & Salvage, LLC
  • British Marine Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.
  • Castillo Water Sports
  • China P&I Management Company Limited
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation, LLC.
  • Diversified Marine International, Inc.
  • Ferries del Caribe Group
  • Hapag-Lloyd, A.G.
  • Hornbeck Offshore Operators, LLC
  • International Transport Intermediaries Club, Ltd.
  • Japan P&I
  • The Korea Shipowners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association
  • Maersk Lines
  • McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
  • Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club
  • Norwegian Hull Club
  • Osprey Underwriters Agency, Ltd.
  • Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited
  • Britannia Steamship Insurance Association Limited
  • Charterers Mutual Association, Ltd.
  • London Steamship Owner's Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.
  • North Of England P&I Association
  • Shipowners Mutual P&I Association
  • Standard Steamship Owners P&I Association
  • United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • West of England Shipowners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association
  • Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association
  • TOTE Maritime
  • Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
  • Water Spirit Line, Inc.
  • Willis Limited
Alternate Dispute Resolution:

  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • General Motors, LLC
  • TrueBlue, Inc.
Civil Litigation:

  • Castillo Water Sports
  • Deya Elevators
  • Electric Insurance Company
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Electric
  • General Motors, LLC
  • Jostens, Inc.
  • Prime Insurance, Co.
  • Spencer Yachts
  • Supermercados Maximo, Inc. (SuperMax)
  • TrueBlue, Inc.

  • Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
Corporate and Business:

  • Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer
  • Crowley LNG Puerto Rico, LLC
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • First Bank Puerto Rico
  • Hyatt Hotels
Labor & Employment

  • BP Products North America, Inc.
  • Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
  • Castillo Water Sports
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Kenneth Cole
  • McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
  • Michael Kors, Inc.
  • Republic Services
  • Supermercados Máximo, Inc. (SuperMax)
  • TOTE Maritime
  • TrueBlue, Inc.
  • Gustazos
  • Interval Leisure Group
  • Diversified Marine International, Inc.
  • Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer

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