Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz

Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis P.C. (856 Attorneys)
  • American International Plaza, 250 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 404, San Juan, PR 00918
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Pedro Jaime Torres-Diaz is a Principal in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in the Miami, Florida, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He also serves as Immediate Past President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. His practice concentrates in employment discrimination and wage and hour counseling and litigation exclusively on behalf of employers, both in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Torres-Diaz has extensive trial experience before both federal and local courts and administrative forums in Puerto Rico and Florida. He has also successfully defended employers in all types of administrative hearings before local and federal agencies. Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Torres-Diaz was a Partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department of a leading law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he resided and practiced law for eight years.

Throughout his practice in Puerto Rico, Mr. Torres-Diaz was a frequent and featured speaker on many subjects in the Labor and Employment Law field, in seminars for clients and for organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management and the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce. Since arriving in Miami, Mr. Torres-Diaz has continued to participate as speaker on many topics related to workplace law, both for clients and other organizations in Florida and elsewhere. Mr. Torres-Diaz has also written articles on legal developments in Puerto Rico, one of which was published in the American Bar Association's The International Employment Lawyer.

During his undergraduate studies, he completed an Internship in European Business in the Ecole Europeenne des Affaires in Paris, France. After completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Torres-Diaz worked as a fiscal analyst in the corporate headquarters of McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri. After his graduation from law school, he clerked for Honorable Aida M. Delgado-Colon, United States Magistrate-Judge (now Chief United States District Judge), at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Torres-Diaz is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversant in French.

Additional Trial Experience

In addition, Mr. Torres-Diaz has first- or second chaired several trial matters for diverse clients in Puerto Rico and Florida, including:

Cruz et al. v. Ethicon (Court of First Instance - Puerto Rico; donning-and-doffing wage claim by 11 plaintiffs)
Martinez v. Ethicon (Court of First Instance - Puerto Rico; disability discrimination claim)
Garcia v. Clorox Commercial Company of Puerto Rico (U.S. District Court - Puerto Rico; national origin discrimination claim)
OneSource Facility Servs. v. Mosbach (U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida; restrictive covenant matter)
Stewart v. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services (U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida; race discrimination claim dismissed)
Angel Santo Domingo v. ADP (Court of First Instance - Puerto Rico; unjustified dismissal claim by high-level sales executive; claim dismissed)

In the News

January 31, 2018
Daily Business Review

Pedro Torres-Diaz Comments on Detecting Diversity Progress in the Legal Profession

Pedro Torres-Diaz comments on the difficulties of detecting diversity and inclusion progress in the legal profession in Diversity in the Legal Profession Is a Great But Frustrating Goal, published by the Daily Business Review.Subscription may be required to view article

January 11, 2018
New Jersey Law Journal

Pedro Torres-Diaz is Spotlighted as Speaker at the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey's 38th Annual Ceremony

Pedro Torres-Diaz is spotlighted as a guest speaker at the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey's 38th annual installation and swearing-in ceremony of its officers and trustees in Hispanic Bar Installs President, Officers and Trustees, published by the New Jersey Law Journal.Subscription may be required to view...

December 20, 2017
Latino Leaders Magazine

Marcela Mendoza and Pedro Jaime Torres-Diaz are Recognized in Top Latino Lawyers 2017

Marcela Mendoza and Pedro Jaime Torres-Diaz are spotlighted in Top Latino Lawyers 2017, published by Latino Leaders Magazine on pages 28 and 32. Subscription may be required to view article

(Also at Miami, Florida Office)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate Diversity Counseling
  • General Employment Litigation
  • International Employment Issues
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305-577-7600  Phone
305-373-4466  Fax
University Attended:
Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., Business Administration, Minors in French and Economics
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
Year of First admission:
1997, Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1998, U.S. District Court, Central District of Puerto Rico; 2006, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association (Employment Law, Litigation, and International Law sections)
•American Bar Foundation, fellow
•Bar Association of Puerto Rico
•The Florida Bar
•Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
•Hispanic National Bar Association (National President, 2016-2017; President-Elect, 2015-2016; General Counsel, 2011-2013; Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2009-2010)
•Hispanic National Bar Association Legal Education Fund (Board Member)
•Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida

French and Spanish
Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Published Decisions: Rivera-Velazquez v. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Ins. Co., 750 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2014) (affirming dismissal of age discrimination, breach of contract and Fair Credit Reporting claims); Bettis v. Toys R Us, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123664, December 30, 2009 (S.D. Fla.) (summary judgment in favor of employer in pregnancy discrimination claim); OneSource Facility Servs. v. Mosbach, 508 F. Supp. 2d 1115 (M.D. Fla. 2007) (restrictive covenant matter); Soler v. Tyco Electronics, 268 F.Supp. 2d 97 (D.P.R. 2003) (age discrimination claim); and Ramon Jimenez et al. v. General Instruments / NextLevel, 170 D.P.R. 14 (2007)

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