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Jorge Martinez-Esteve

Practice Areas

  • Taxation & Bankruptcy


  • 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

Jorge Martinez-Esteve

Joined the Office in 2004
Assistant County Attorney
Chief, Taxation and Finance Section
[email protected] 305-375-1408

Jorge Martinez-Esteve is Division Chief of the Litigation Division, overseeing the representation of Miami-Dade County before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. With over two decades of experience, Jorge has an extensive litigation background, having tried numerous bench and jury trials since becoming a member of the Florida Bar. Jorge's professionalism and trial expertise have earned him board certification in Civil Trial Law from the Florida Bar.

Jorge is also Section Head of the Taxation and Bankruptcy Section, providing legal advice and representation to the government of Miami-Dade County regarding the imposition and collection of taxes, special assessments, and fees, and overseeing several attorneys specializing in complex commercial litigation defending the County's tax rolls and collection practices.

Since joining the County Attorney's Office, Jorge has had a diverse legal practice, touching on numerous areas of law impacting the County, including eminent domain, federal litigation, real estate, tort liability, and medical malpractice, and he has consistently secured favorable jury verdicts in both state and federal court. 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.

Beyond the courtroom, Jorge has lectured in the fields of trial practice, eminent domain, and property taxation. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami School of Law, Saint Thomas University College of Law, and Florida International University.

Prior Experience

  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Miami, 2003-04
  • Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 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, 2011-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Saint Thomas University College of Law, 2015-2017

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
  • Frequently lectures on trial and litigation practice for the County Attorney's Office in-house legal training program

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

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