Handle all aspects of a criminal case from pre trial defense and jury trials, to appellate and post conviction practice, in both Florida State, United States Federal Courts, and Military Courts Martial. Have defended 222 criminal trials to verdict; mostly punishable by life charges. Also experienced and qualified to handle: Auto accident, personal injury, slip/trip and fall, dog bite, medical malpractice, product liability litigation; Divorce, child support litigation/modification, child visitation/custody litigation/modification, paternity litigation; Social security disability benefits and appeals; Immigration law/deportation defense; Military law.Have been practicing since February 1996. I speak and write Spanish fluently.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1996
I highly recommend Jorge Chalela as an attorney. He is very well respected among his peers, as a knowledgeable and passionate advocate. Beyond his talents advocating for his clients, Jorge is also willing to offer support and mentorship for newer attorneys. I proudly endorse this lawyer.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Litigator of the Year (of 88 trial attorneys)||Tampa Public Defender's Office||2002|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||Jurisprudence Doctor||1993|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||History||Bachelor of Arts||1990|