Mr. Juarbe has more than twenty years of experience in complex litigation cases in the areas of tort, construction, banking, insurance and contract matters for both private and public clients. Mr. Juarbe’s legal experience extends to a variety of other areas including claims for breach of contract and negligence, professional malpractice, personal injury, general business disputes, disputes involving corporate management and control, complex commercial litigation, insurance claims, simple insurance demands of coverage, real estate disputes, and shareholder disputes. He has successfully handled a myriad of legal matters for, against and involving general contractors, construction managers, design builders, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, lenders, sureties and insurance carriers, among others. Mr. Juarbe regularly represents banks and bank officers in a variety of claims including lender liability, breach of duty, negligence, breach of contract and multimillion dollar collection actions. Additionally, he has extensive experience in litigation representing assuming banks in claims arising from distressed and failed banking institutions and claims brought by the FDIC.
Mr. Juarbe is licensed to practice before Commonwealth of Puerto Rico courts at all levels (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Court of First Instance). Mr. Juarbe has handled cases in the U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and also maintains a significant practice before government agencies and with the alternative dispute resolution methods of mediation and arbitration. Mr. Juarbe participated as a drafter and corrector of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court (1998-2004) and regularly provides seminars on topics related to construction, banking and commercial matters.
Mr. Juarbe graduated from Bachelor in Business Administration at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in 1992, with honors. Mr. Juarbe stated his career as Law Clerk for the Honorable Antonio Negrón García, Associate Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Prior to joining Marichal, Hernández Santiago & Juarbe, LLC, Mr. Juarbe was a Senior Associate at García & Fernández Law Offices where he represented homebuilders, general contractors, multifamily housing providers, real estate developers, and other corporate clients in a variety of construction, product liability, environmental, class action, mass tort, and insurance coverage cases brought in both federal and state court. In 2003, as Founding Partner of Báez & Juarbe Law Firm, he represented a wide variety of institutional, individual and government clients in areas of construction related claims, banking and insurance law, collection cases, corporate and commercial disputes and government contract and bid projects.
Mr. Juarbe is fluent in English and Spanish.
J.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Law
B.B.A., University of Puerto Rico
Bar and Court Admissions
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- American Bar Association