Jorge L. Piedra is a partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton and concentrates his practice on complex commercial and construction litigation.
As a commercial and construction trial lawyer, he has decades of experience having distinguished himself in over 75 jury and non-jury trials and numerous arbitrations. He has also over 70 cases before various courts of appeal.
Jorge was recently selected to Florida Trend’s Florida 500. The Florida 500 highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. Jorge was awarded the prized AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was also selected and listed in Florida Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top 5 percent attorneys in the state. Florida Trend Magazine also named him to Florida’s “Legal Elite” and “The State’s Legal Leaders.” He has also been named as one of the “Best Attorneys in Florida” by Best Lawyers, as selected by peer recognition.
Jorge attended Florida State University (FSU) for his undergraduate studies, obtaining a B.S. in Political Science in 1992. He subsequently enrolled at FSU’s College of Law, graduating with honors. He was a member of the university’s Journal of Transnational Law and Policy and an Articles and Notes Editor for FSU’s Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.
In 2019, Jorge was elected to the Florida Bar Board of Governors. His membership in and commitment to legal, community, business and civic organizations include a longstanding association with the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), where he recently served as President. CABA also named him its Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2003, and he also served as Chairman of CABA Pro Bono. He is also a member of the Latin Builders Association (LBA) where he served on the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee and as the organization’s Secretary, General Counsel, and its Legislative and Community Affairs Committees Chairman. In 2002 and 2005, he was selected as the LBA’s Attorney of the Year. Jorge is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, organizers of the world famous “Carnival Miami” and “Calle Ocho” festivals and has served as that organization’s Board of Directors since 2003, having chaired its golf tournament and voter registration drives.
Jorge was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 1996. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Prior to joining Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Jorge was Managing Partner at Piedra & Associates, P.A.
I handle most of my cases the same way. First, I obtain an understanding of my client’s goals which is the most important piece of information to have before the case begins. I then apply my experience in the courtroom, both at the trial and appellate level, to determine the feasibility, the strategy and the cost to achieve those goals. Finally, I truly enjoy deploying all tools available to me to create a win. High stakes litigation is an art not a science.