Jose R. Riguera


Jose R. Riguera is a partner with the firm and concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, legal malpractice defense, and insurance matters. Prior to joining Keller Landsberg PA, Mr. Riguera was Of Counsel with Blank Rome LLP and was also formerly a Partner with the law firm of Berman, Kean & Riguera PA in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Riguera was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990, and for over 25 years has represented clients in state and federal court proceedings, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations in matters involving:

  • business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, and other business torts
  • corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • real estate litigation, including commercial landlord-tenant disputes
  • intellectual property disputes, including trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and violation of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • condominium and homeowner association collection litigation
  • creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings

Mr. Riguera is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator.

Mr. Riguera earned his J.D. from The University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, where he was a member of University of Miami Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also holds a B.S. degree in computer science, cum laude, from Florida International University. Mr. Riguera was born in Havana, Cuba, and is fluent in Spanish. He has resided in South Florida since 1970.

Bar Admissions
  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Community Involvement and Affiliations
  • Florida Bar’s Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “I” (former Chair)
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (former Treasurer)
  • Florida Bar Justice Teaching Program
  • Pro Bono: Legal Aid Service of Broward County
  • Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School Dad’s Club (former President)
Recognitions and Publications
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® (since 2004)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (for 2022)
  • Recognized multiple times by Florida Trend Legal Elite, Super Lawyers, and the South Florida Legal Guide, and Revista Abogados Destacados del Sur de la Florida
  • Author: “NCAA v. Tarkanian: The State Action Doctrine Faces a Half-Court Press,” 44 Univ. Of Miami Law Rev. 197 (1989)