Jarrett L. DeLuca

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Fax: (305) 541-5074
E-mail: JLD@VDLegal.com

Jarrett DeLuca focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and business tort litigation. He has consistently been recognized by his peers in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law, has published articles in both state and national legal journals, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients. Since 2012, Jarrett has been listed every year by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation – a recognition given to only 2.5% of Florida’s lawyers. He was also named by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an invitation only professional association comprised of trial attorneys in each state under the age of 40. In 2015, he was given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability law. This AV rating is the highest rating available from Martingale-Hubbell and is given for high ethical standards and legal ability. From 2008 to 2011, he served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas School of Law where he lectured and worked with law students on the St. Thomas Trial Team. During that time, he also tried multiple personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits with members of his former law firm. Two of those trials resulted in confidential settlements while another resulted in a $20,000,000.00 verdict against three of the world’s largest tobacco companies. That verdict followed a four-week wrongful death trial involving three adult children who lost their mother to a tobacco related illness in the mid 1990’s. In 2012, Jarrett was involved in a complex product liability trial against Ford Motor Company as well as a trial against CSX Transportation, Inc. which resulted in a $472,819.00 verdict for a railroad employee injured during a train derailment.

Jarrett has written articles for both state and national legal publications discussing trial strategy, arbitration agreements, cruise ship liability and other legal topics. He is the Past Chair of the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Board and also serves on the Florida Justice Association’s medical malpractice committee. He also regularly participates in lobbying efforts at the state legislative level to help preserve legal rights for those hurt by medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, nursing home neglect, and defective products.

Before attending law school, Jarrett graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration with a degree in Finance and interned with the Commercial Service at the United States Embassy in Paris, France. As a law student, he clerked for judges at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court where he worked on a variety civil litigation cases and had the opportunity to view trials from the judges’ perspective. He then started his legal career as an associate with a full-service civil litigation law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, litigating cases related to corporate fraud, shareholder disputes, local government authority, breach of contract, eminent domain, patent and copyright infringement, and other complex commercial disputes and business torts.

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University of Florida, Levin College of Law

  • Juris Doctor
  • Trial Team
  • Moot Court

University of Florida Warrington College of Business

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Major: Finance

Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Florida Justice Association

  • Medical Malpractice Committee, 2012-Present
  • Young Lawyers Board of Directors, 2009-2015
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Board, 2013-2014
  • Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers Board, 2012-2013
  • Board of Directors, 2012-2014

American Association for Justice

  • Products Liability Section
  • Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Section
  • Business Torts Section, 2014 – 2016
  • Publications Committee, 2015 – 2016

Dade County Bar Association

  • DCBA Young Lawyers Schools Committee, 2012

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Miami Dade County Trial Lawyers Association

Recovering Tort Damages Against HMOs and Health Insurers
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, March/April 2016, at 61-62.

The Wake of the 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act
The Sidebar, American Association for Justice, Spring 2014, at 4-5.

Remedies for Spoliation of Evidence
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, July/August 2013, at 40-42.

Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, December 2012, at 44-47.

Protecting Your Verdict from Juror Misconduct
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, May/June 2011, at 58-59.

Basic Rules Governing Compulsory Medical Examinations
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, July 2010, at 30-32.

National Security Policy and Ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
32 Hous. J. Int’l L. 1 (contributing author and researcher).

AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell (in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability law)

Top 40 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers

Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association Top 25
The National Trial Lawyers

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine (plaintiffs personal injury)

Best Oral Advocate
University of Florida, Levin College of Law