Alberto E. Lugo-Janer

Alberto_Lugo-Janer_4.5Mr. Alberto E. Lugo-Janer is a partner in the Orlando office of CPLS, P.A. He is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He also works closely with the Firm’s Class Action, Criminal Defense, Business Law, and Appellate Practice Groups.

Mr. Lugo-Janer has been involved in complex litigation for over 34 years. Prior to joining CPLS, P.A., he practiced law in the courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and in the Federal District and Appellate  courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. His extensive practice has included advising companies. He has litigated high profile cases in Puerto Rico, and now principally throughout Florida, in the past three decades.

Mr. Lugo-Janer has extensive experience in state and federal courts, representing individuals as well as a wide range of businesses and companies. He handles a broad array of matters in the private and public sectors, ranging from personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, class actions, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, criminal defense, torts, legislative lobbying, public interest law, constitutional law, appeals, and business, commercial, and real estate cases. His notable cases include multi-district mass torts, national and state class actions, and business torts involving multi-state corporations. A significant part of his practice involves contingency cases.

Mr. Lugo-Janer concentrates part of his practice on public interest class actions involving issues of constitutional law. He strives to resolve complex matters and litigate them as a last resort, for the greatest recovery achievable. He directs his practice at results in the most expeditious and economical fashion possible. He is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the rights of the individuals and businesses in the face of overreaching by powerful business entities and the government.

Mr. Lugo-Janer represented a Texas corporation in a Florida case and obtained a $41 million judgment for the benefit of his client.

Mr. Lugo-Janer represented a Georgia company in a Florida case and obtained a $32 million judgment for the benefit of his client.

Mr. Lugo-Janer was one of the Plaintiffs’ attorneys in a series of class actions against the banking industry at trial and appellate levels in Florida State and Federal courts, including petitions for writs of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also one of the Plaintiffs’ attorneys in a series of class actions against electric power companies at trial and appellate levels in Florida State and Federal courts.

Mr. Lugo-Janer was one of the Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the San Juan DuPont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation, where over $200 million were recovered for the Plaintiffs.

In addition to his Juris Doctor Degree, Mr. Lugo-Janer earned a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, with the grade of “excellent” in his master’s thesis on Constitutional Law.

Because of his academic qualifications and proven litigation skills, Mr. Lugo-Janer was recruited for a faculty position at the University of Puerto Rico Law School to be in charge of a Legal Aid Clinic class, where he taught civil and criminal litigation and appellate practice to his students.

Mr. Lugo-Janer has authored multiple substantive court briefs at trial and appellate levels, including briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Courts of Florida and Puerto Rico. For example, the current law related to powers-of-attorney in Puerto Rico is the result of a case that Mr. Lugo-Janer brought to the Supreme Court there, and the current state of the law related to firearms in Puerto Rico is the offspring of changes that he was instrumental in implementing in the island years ago.

Similarly, in Florida, he participated as one of the attorneys in a class action that was the only one of its type that has been successful in the United States. Further, in Florida, he was ahead of his time in advocating in court for changes to the medical informed consent law, and those changes have since become the norm nationwide.

Finally, the historical and constitutional analysis that he made and the conclusions that he reached in his master’s thesis in 1982 have now, 30 years later, been adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court as the law of the land, and are now being followed and implemented by state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Pursuant to his commitment to defend our Constitutional Rights, Mr. Lugo-Janer is a Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the NRA Business Alliance and a member of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida.

Areas of Practice

Contingent fee litigation in all areas of the law where contingent fees are allowed.

  • Complex Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Consulting Services
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Rights

Experience

2008 to date: Senior Litigator with CPLS, P.A., Orlando, Florida (Commercial, Real Estate and Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Public Interest Law, Civil Rights, Appellate Practice).

2000-2008:  The Law Offices of Alberto E. Lugo-Janer, Kissimmee, Ocoee and Windermere, Florida, Owner (Civil, Business, Commercial, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discrimination, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Appellate Practice).

1997-2000:  The Center for Professional Legal Services, Orlando, Florida, Chief Litigator, 50% Stockholder (Civil, Business, Commercial, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discrimination, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Appellate Practice).

1995-1997:  Solo Practice, Windermere, Florida (Medical Malpractice).

1993-1995:  The Law Offices of Dominick J. Salfi, Maitland, Florida, Of Counsel (Civil Rights Litigation).

1985-1989:  University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Part-Time Law Professor in charge of a Legal Aid Clinic Class (Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Appellate Practice).

1982-1992:  The Law Offices of Alberto E. Lugo-Janer, San Juan and Carolina, Puerto Rico, Owner (Civil, Family, Business, Commercial, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discrimination, Medical Malpractice Defense, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Public Interest Law, Civil Rights, Legislative Lobbying, Appellate Practice).

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • State Courts of Florida
  • Commonwealth Courts of Puerto Rico

Education

  • Master of Law, “Excellent” in Master’s Thesis, 1982. University of Pennsylvania Law School.
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Law Review, 1981. University of Puerto Rico Law School.
  • Bachelor in Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1978. University of Puerto Rico School of Social Sciences.
  • Saint John’s Preparatory School, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1974.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Puerto Rico Bar
  • Member of the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • Member of the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Member of the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association
  • Member of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida
  • Member of the Marco Hunting and Fishing Club
  • Member of the AAA Gun Club
  • Member of the Windermere Country Club
  • Member of the Catholic Church
  • Member of the Republican Party
  • Member of the NRA Business Alliance

Contact

Tel: (407) 647-7887
Fax: (407) 647-5396
E-mail: alugo-janer@cplspa.com