Jose A. Fuentes
Jose A. Fuentes was born in Jovellanos, Cuba on October 16, 1973. He earned his undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, where he majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Political Science. While at Florida Atlantic University, Jose excelled academically. As a result, he was honored with the privilege of becoming a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. Thereafter, Jose earned his juris doctorate degree from The University of Tulsa, College of Law. While at Tulsa, Jose became a member of the Hispanic Law School Association and joined the negotiations competitions, where he always advanced to the finals. In the summer of 2000, Jose transferred to NOVA Law School, as a visiting student, to complete his last year of law school. Also in the summer of 2000, Jose attended the Universidad De Palermo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied International Business and Comparitive Law.
While in law school, Jose worked for the Tulsa Public Defenders Office, Kodak Latin American Headquarters (legal department), as well as other talented and qualified law firms in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After graduation from law school, Jose worked for other talented and highly qualified law firms in Broward County.
In 2003, Jose founded The Law Offices of Jose A. Fuentes, P.A., where he served as of counsel to his prior employer. In 2007, Andres Berrio and Jose Fuentes merged their practices and founded The Law Offices of Fuentes & Berrio, LLP.
As a member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Bar for the Southern District of Florida, Jose has worked on many, very important cases in the United States and Puerto Rico. For example, Jose has represented the families of wrongful death victims, traumatic brain injury victims, spinal cord injury victims, as well as other victims who suffered physical injuries as a result of a third party’s negligence. Jose has been instrumental in the representation of several family members of the 2001 American Airlines flight 587 crash in New York, as well as other high profile cases involving brain injury and wrongful death.
During his early years of practice, Jose was instrumental in the representation of 17 victims of the 2005 La Caridad bus accident in Boca Raton, where he secured a multi-million dollar settlement for a brain injury victim and settled the remaining 16 cases in favor of the victims.
Jose is a member of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Broward County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association and the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, where he served as a Board of Director from 2007-2008.