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Jose Alberto Socorro

Employment and labor Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

4.5   8 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

About Jose

Learn Jose’s areas of practice.

José Socorro is a Partner with Azoy Socorro, LLP. His practice focuses on labor & employment, business immigration, insurance coverage issues and complex commercial litigation. With over ten years of experience, José has tried cases in state and federal courts, handled appeals in state and federal appellate courts, represented clients before governmental administrative agencies (involving wage, Title VII and immigration matters) and arbitrated cases with the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

José has represented small to large size businesses in various industries including food service, construction, hospitality, retail, software, temporary staffing, technology, hotel and tourism, healthcare, international importation/exportation, Professional Employer Organizations (PEO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), insurance and banking.

Originally from Staten Island, New York, he attended the State University of New York at Albany where he majored in Political Science, earning a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in International Affairs in 1998. He continued his studies at Seattle University School of Law and the University of Miami where he received a J.D. in 2004. José was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Aside from Florida, José is also admitted to practice in New York State, as well as, the District of Columbia.

José has published articles in various legal and private publications. He co-authored the article, “Got A Minute–How To Conduct Investigations and Avoid the Dreaded Discrimination Law”, for NAPEO’s, PEO Insider, 2013 and served as a contributing author to the article, “Employers Should Make Holiday Parties Memorable For The Right Reasons,” for the Daily Business Review, 2012. José has also authored and conducted various presentations related to ADA, FMLA and Workman’s Compensation Overlaps in 2012, Wage and Hour Compliance Issues in 2011 and Issues Related to Independent Contractors and Intern in 2011.

José is active in the South Florida civic and professional communities, as well. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida from 2009 to 2011. He served as a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Currently, José serves as a member of the legal advisory committee for the National Association of Professional Employer Organization (NAPEO), a position which he has held from 2013 to the present.
José is well respected amongst his clients and peers, alike. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese, fluently. Jose was peer-selected to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2013 , 2014, 2015, and 2016 and named one of Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite® in 2013.

Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 07/09/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jose

Azoy Socorro, LLP
2020 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Suite 1008
Coral Gables, FL, 33134-5075

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Emil | June 9, 2015
excvellent job always, personalized service
I have known and worked with Mr Socorro on numerous matters for the last decade and have always found him and his colleagues to be hard working, responsible, responsive and result oriented. I endorse Jose without reservation.
Posted by Ameli | June 7, 2015
Professional attorney
I had the opportunity to work with Jose Socorro and seeked his advise for both employment law and immigration related matters, he always provided expert advise. He is very knowlegeable and experienced professional. Responsive and courteous.
Posted by Leo | December 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wages and damages collected
I spoke with Mr. Socorro about my problem with unpaid wages and overtime. My ex-employer began refusing to pay me any wages and expected me to keep working. Thanks to him I collected wages and damages within a few more weeks and he kept me updated throughout the entire process. I will definitely go to him again for help and I highly recommend his service. I'm very grateful!
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Posted by John | July 3, 2015
Exceptional Immigration Lawyer
Jose Socorro is with out a doubt one of the most knowledgeable, caring and dedicated lawyers I have ever dealt with. His integrity and relentless dedication to his clients is what makes Jose unique. Jose has been instrumental in helping my family and I with immigration matters for the last few years. His expertise, patience in explaining the immigration dynamics and commitment to be fully engaged when he is working with you is what has distinguished Jose as one of the best Lawyers I have ever encountered either in Business or personally. I Highly recommend Jose to anyone that is looking for an engaged, expert lawyer.
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Posted by Anthony | June 9, 2015
Grateful for Jose's transparency and dedication to us
Jose has provided us multiple services for different areas of practice. He helped us incorporate our business, provided contract review, helped us define legal for our Service Level Agreements and helped us in reviewing employee agreements and negotiations. Jose and his integrity and keeps us successful in business with little worry of legal exposures.
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Posted by Christopher | June 9, 2015
Well Informed Immigration Lawyer Saves Life!
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Socorro, 2 years ago, when my wife's Aunt, whom is from Africa, was exploring opportunities that would allow her to stay in the US. I wont get into all the details here but the living conditions and atmosphere that my wife's aunt had to endure was reprehensible and we needed help as there was no way we could allow her to return to that environment. It was no easy feat and it took a lot of hard work on Jose's part to help us make this a reality. After one and a half years of following Jose's careful and precise directions we were able to make my Aunt's dream a reality. She is now living in the United States and we would highly recommend Jose for any of your immigration needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
An Honest, Professional Attorney
I was recommended to Jose and his firm by a friend , like many of us I held a tight guard and felt unease. Jose put all my worries and fears to rest, he was respectful of my decisions, and most importantly didn't pressure me into making any decisions. After reviewing my case he laid out "all the cards on the table" while doing this he constantly checked my knowledge to ensure I was clear on what was being covered, never did I feel mislead or "sharked" into any agreements. Overall, I'm positive he did everything in his power to defend my rights.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2013
Choosing him was a huge mistake
Unfortunately, this lawyer doesn't have experience nor knowledge in immigration cases. I followed his advices and I made several mistakes that now I am stuck with and there is nothing that I can do about it. I regret the moment that I hired him. He is not honest, he wanted to charge me for something that was not in our initial agreement. He is not professional, he did not know how to handle my case and now I have a big problem because of his inexperience and ignorance.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 285-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Azoy Socorro, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Socorro Law, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hudson & Calleja, LLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Infante Zumpano
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Brooks & Alayon, LLP
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Visiting Student
  • 2004
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Jose Garcia v. Hadris Bhadja, 12-80309-CIV (SD Fla. 2015)
  • N/A

Associations

  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • NAPEO
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • PEO Insider
  • Got A Minute (How To Conduct Investigations and Avoid the Dreaded Discrimination Law)
  • 2013
  • Daily Business Review
  • Board of Contributors: Employers Should Make Holiday Parties Memorable For The Right Reasons
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop
  • ADA, FMLA and Workman's Compensation Overlaps
  • 2012
  • Workshop
  • Independent Contractors and Interns
  • 2011
  • Workshop
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (2)
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is an excellent immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. I recommend that you call him if you have any questions about any facet of immigration law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is as detail oriented as they come. He not only knows but truly enjoys his craft. I do not practice in the field of labor and employment, so I refer all my clients to Jose because I know they will be well represented."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Socorro is an exceptional mentor who leads by example of tireless advocacy and steadfast professionalism."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Socorro is a hard-working and professional advocate on behalf of his clients and is knowledgeable and competent in his areas of practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Socorro is a compassionate, trustworthy, and reliable attorney. He is a competent lawyer, with strong litigation skills, who fights hard and effectively for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose zealously litigates on behalf of his clients whether in court, in mediation or before an administrative agency."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Friend
"Jose is a true professional who always puts his client's needs first, and zealously litigates on their behalf. He has a proven track record of successfully navigating through the complexities of the civil litigation system in order to achieve just results."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jose Socorro. I had the pleasure of working with Jose on an evidentiary hearing on a complex business litigation matter. He was thoroughly prepared and very skillful in his examination of witnesses. Jose is very knowledgeable in his areas of practice and is dedicated to his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Socorro is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Employment & Labor. I often reach out to him with legal questions and he is always courteous, responsive, and patient."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jose is an excellent lawyer and diligent in his representation of clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Socorro. He is extremely courteous, professional and is always available to answer his clients' calls and emails. A solid track record, praise from his clients and high respect from other lawyers makes him one of the best. Any client is in excellent hands with Mr. Socorro representing him or her."
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Coral Gables Employment and labor Lawyer Jose Alberto Socorro
Jose Alberto Socorro
Employment and labor Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 17 years