Founder Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., practicing law since 1987, established his governmental affairs practice, the Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm in 2007. He is recognized as one of the top lawyers in South Florida and the U.S., an expert in political campaigns and fundraising, as well as a dedicated philanthropist for charitable organizations in Miami-Dade and South Florida communities. As a Government Relations Specialist, Lopez represents the interests of private and public sector clients before federal, state, and local governments advising clients on the development and response to government regulations, procurement cycles, land use, zoning and redistricting.
He has represented numerous Florida 100 and Fortune 500 companies, including some of Miami’s leading companies, in complex intergovernmental matters. His experience includes representing the Miami-Dade County government before the State of Florida. He also developed the county’s legislative agenda during his service as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Division of Miami-Dade County.
Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide since 2006 to present day, Lopez has also been consistently honored by his peers as a Super Lawyer, and has been listed in Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. Lopez is considered an expert in political campaigns and elections and has served as a commentator for several news outlets, including CNN, Univision Channel 23, The Miami Herald, Miami Today, WQBA Radio and Radio Caracol.
Labeled a Florida pioneer by the St. Petersburg Times for his political fundraising abilities, Lopez has served on the Republican National Committee’s Council of 100, President George W. Bush’s Pioneers and both of Governor Jeb Bush’s Executive Elections and Inaugural Finance Committees. In 2001, he served on the Presidential Bank Review Board. He is also past co-chair of the Neighbors Building Better Communities PAC and former member of the 2008 Miami-Dade Charter Review Task Force.
Well known for his philanthropic work in the community, Mr. Lopez has served on various boards of charitable and faith-based, not-for-profit organizations for more than 25 years. He is a Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 2013 Twelve Good Men honoree and a recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ James W. McLamore Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
In 2014, Lopez was honored with both the Father of the Year Award from the American Diabetes Association, United HomeCare’s Claude Pepper Memorial Community Advocacy Award, Hispanic Star Award for Philanthropy from Simon Mall’s Miami International Mall & City of DoraI, Pace Hall of Fame Induction Award from Monsignor Pace High School, Law Firm of the Year Sunshine Award from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the 2014 Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.
Lopez serves on the boards of Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, American Red Cross of Greater Miami & Keys, the Executive Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami Dade and Catholic Association of Latino Leaders. He is a Diamond Society Member of the Miami Children’s Health Foundation and the Florida Division Director for the American Cancer Society. He is also Chair of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee under the auspices of the lnterlocal Agreements for Public School Facility Planning in Miami-Dade County (ILA) and Founding Chair of the American Cancer Society – Laureate Society.
Lopez has served as the Chairman of the Miami Foundation, Chair of Governmental Relations Committee of United Way, Founding Chair of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, member of Camillus House & Camillus Health Concern, and member of the FlU Metro Center, Miami-Dade College Foundation, and Executive Board Member for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He is also a former appointee by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to The Beacon Council.
Lopez holds his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he is a University of Miami Iron Arrow member. He attained an MBA from St. Thomas University, along with a BA magna cum laude.
Jorge Luis Lopez and his wife Marile live in Coconut Grove, Florida, with their five children, AR, Carli, Annia, Saramelia and Luis Jorge.