County Attorney
R.A. Cuevas Jr.

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Phone
305.375.5151

Fax
305.375.5634

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Attorney Profile

Jorge Martinez-Esteve

Practice Areas

  • Commercial & Construction Litigation
  • Taxation & Finance
  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment

Education

  • University of Miami, J.D., 1997, Magna Cum Laude
  • Florida International University, B.A. in International Relations, Magna Cum Laude, 1993

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2001

Jorge Martinez-Esteve

Joined the Office in 2004
Assistant County Attorney
Chief, Taxation and Finance Section
jme@miamidade.gov 305-375-1408

Jorge Martinez-Esteve is chief of the Taxation and Finance section.  He also practices in the Real Estate, and Eminent Domain areas of the County Attorney’s Office, having previously worked in the Tort Liability and Medical Malpractice section of the office.

Jorge has an extensive litigation background, having tried numerous jury trials and hundreds of bench trials since becoming a member of the Florida Bar in 1998.

Since joining the County Attorney’s Office, Jorge has obtained jury verdicts favorable to the County on numerous cases in both state and federal court, including eminent domain cases, 42 U.S.C. §1983 cases, and tort cases that have proceeded to trial.  Jorge also has experience in bid protests and real estate transactional work for the County, including the acquisition of a County domestic violence shelter and a multi-million park-and-ride station for Miami-Dade Transit.

Jorge has lectured in the fields of trial practice, eminent domain, and property taxation, and has also served on the adjunct faculty at both the University of Miami School of Law and Florida International University. Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, Jorge litigated commercial matters at Greenberg Traurig, LLP after serving as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney.  

Prior Experience

  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Miami, 2003-04
  • Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLC, Miami, 2001-02
  • Assistant State Attorney, State of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1998-2001
  • Legal Research & Writing Instructor, University of Miami School of Law, 2005-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Accounting in the College of Business, Florida International University, 2011-Present

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

  • "The Admissibility of Dedication Requirements in Condemnation Cases: No Longer the Road Less Traveled"; by Debra Herman and Jorge Martinez-Esteve; The Florida Bar Journal, November, 2011 Volume 85, No. 9

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Certification, Civil Trial Law section, Florida Bar
  • Member, University of Miami Law Review
  • Order of the Coif