Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo

Partner

P
(786) 999-0436
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(305) 372-5044
Miami, FL
100 S.E. 2nd Street
Suite 2150
Miami
,
FL
33131
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PRACTICE AREAS

First-Party Property Claims Defense

Commercial Disputes

Construction Litigation and Construction Defect

Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

Third Party Insurance Defense

Admissions

Florida

United States District Court of the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida

Education

Stetson University College of Law

J.D., 1992

University of Florida

B.A., 1989

Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo focuses his practice on first party and third party insurance defense.

Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo focuses his practice on first party and third party insurance defense.

During his career, he has successfully represented insurance companies, commercial businesses, contractors, and individuals in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes. Jorge has an extensive list of positive results representing contractors, electrical engineers, municipal governments, and banking clients.  He often presents in the legal community on various topics concerning insurance defense and construction contracts and has published several case law updates in recent years.

Presentations

“Legislative Update, AOB Crises,” A Florida Phenomena, March 2018

“First Party Statutory Bad Faith,” November 2017

“Assignment of Benefits,” The Trends, The Law and Tips on Handling Claims, January 2016

“Emerging Developments and Case Law Effecting Construction Contracts on Public Projects,” 34 Annual Local Government Law in Florida, May 2011.

Achievements

“A List” of Top Construction Lawyers in South Florida, Latin Builders Association 2009

Articles

“Florida Case Law Update: Case Eliminates Intent Element of False Statement,” Claims Journal 2014

“Florida Case law Update on Motion to Compel Appraisals,” Claims Journal 2012

“Getting Paid, Fast; Proyecto Magazine, Latin Builders Association,” November 2010

Community Service

Chairman, Florida Elections Commission, 2007 to 2011

Commissioner, Florida Elections Commission 2005 to 2007

Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo focuses his practice on first party and third party insurance defense.

During his career, he has successfully represented insurance companies, commercial businesses, contractors, and individuals in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes. Jorge has an extensive list of positive results representing contractors, electrical engineers, municipal governments, and banking clients.  He often presents in the legal community on various topics concerning insurance defense and construction contracts and has published several case law updates in recent years.

Presentations

“Legislative Update, AOB Crises,” A Florida Phenomena, March 2018

“First Party Statutory Bad Faith,” November 2017

“Assignment of Benefits,” The Trends, The Law and Tips on Handling Claims, January 2016

“Emerging Developments and Case Law Effecting Construction Contracts on Public Projects,” 34 Annual Local Government Law in Florida, May 2011.

Achievements

“A List” of Top Construction Lawyers in South Florida, Latin Builders Association 2009

Articles

“Florida Case Law Update: Case Eliminates Intent Element of False Statement,” Claims Journal 2014

“Florida Case law Update on Motion to Compel Appraisals,” Claims Journal 2012

“Getting Paid, Fast; Proyecto Magazine, Latin Builders Association,” November 2010

ATTORNEY'S Resources

Articles & Blogs
Plaintiff Maintains Initial Burden of Proof to Establish Causation in Hurricane Irma Claims
Plaintiff Maintains Initial Burden of Proof to Establish Causation in Hurricane Irma Claims
Plaintiff Maintains Initial Burden of Proof to Establish Causation in Hurricane Irma Claims
April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Plaintiffs’ Bar Hits A Wall When It Comes to “Access” Damages
Plaintiffs’ Bar Hits A Wall When It Comes to “Access” Damages
Plaintiffs’ Bar Hits A Wall When It Comes to “Access” Damages
April 12, 2021
January 7, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Florida Courts Rule an Insurance Carrier’s Property Liability is Limited to Direct Physical Loss
Florida Courts Rule an Insurance Carrier’s Property Liability is Limited to Direct Physical Loss
Florida Courts Rule an Insurance Carrier’s Property Liability is Limited to Direct Physical Loss
March 10, 2021
March 9, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Florida First-Party Property Case Law Signals That Insurance Carriers Need Only Request an Examination Under Oath Via Mail
Florida First-Party Property Case Law Signals That Insurance Carriers Need Only Request an Examination Under Oath Via Mail
A Plaintiff’s Failure to Schedule an EUO Is Failure to Appear
Florida First-Party Property Case Law Signals That Insurance Carriers Need Only Request an Examination Under Oath Via Mail
A Plaintiff’s Failure to Schedule an EUO Is Failure to Appear
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Florida Case Law Update: Case Eliminates Intent Element of False Statement
Florida Case Law Update: Case Eliminates Intent Element of False Statement
Claims Journal 2014
Florida Case Law Update: Case Eliminates Intent Element of False Statement
Claims Journal 2014
June 12, 2020
January 1, 2014
Articles & Blogs
“Florida Case law Update on Motion to Compel Appraisals
“Florida Case law Update on Motion to Compel Appraisals
Claims Journal, 2012
“Florida Case law Update on Motion to Compel Appraisals
Claims Journal, 2012
June 12, 2020
January 1, 2012
Articles & Blogs
Getting Paid, Fast
Getting Paid, Fast
Proyecto Magazine, Latin Builders Association
Getting Paid, Fast
Proyecto Magazine, Latin Builders Association
June 12, 2020
November 1, 2010