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)
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