Jorge J. Perez is chair of the National Receivership Practice Group at McDonald Hopkins. A respected former Circuit Court Judge who was appointed to the bench by Governor Jeb Bush, Jorge brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients. He specializes in receiverships, fiduciary appointments, mediation, arbitration and general commercial litigation matters.
Jorge has extensive litigation experience in state, federal and administrative courts on the trial and appellate levels. During his four years as Circuit Court Judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Jorge presided over nearly 100 Jury and Bench trials to verdict or ruling. Since leaving the Bench to return to private practice in 2007, he has received numerous court appointments as Receiver, Special Magistrate, Special Master, and Mediator. His broad expertise includes receiverships, special magistrate appointments and other fiduciary appointments, as well as arbitration, mediation, and commercial litigation.
Earlier, Jorge served as assistant district counsel at the Department of Homeland Security in Miami where he represented the U.S. government in all forms of federal immigration administrative and judicial proceedings. A recipient of the Miami District Office’s Superior Achievement Award in 2001, Jorge was the lead prosecutor in a successful high profile anti-terrorist case as well as dozens of high profile and complex immigration matters.