Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.
Founder & Principal
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., practicing law since 1987, established his governmental affairs practice, the Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm in 2007. He is recognized as one of the top governmental affairs lawyers in South Florida and the U.S., an expert in elections, campaigns, and administrative law as well as a dedicated philanthropist for charitable organizations, in National and South Florida communities.
As a Government Relations Specialist, Mr. Lopez represents the interests of private and public sector clients before federal, state, and local governments, advising clients on the development and response to government regulations, procurement procedures, land use, zoning, and redistricting. He has represented numerous Florida 100 and Fortune 500 companies, including some of Miami’s leading companies, in complex intergovernmental matters. His public service experience includes representing the people of Miami-Dade County before the State of Florida and U.S. Congress as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Division of Miami-Dade County – during the 1992 Hurricane Andrew recovery efforts.
Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide since 2006 and till present day, Mr. Lopez has also been consistently honored by his peers as a Super Lawyer and has been listed in Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, for nearly 30 years.
Mr. Lopez is considered an expert in political campaigns and elections and has served as an expert analyst for several news outlets, including CNN, Univision Channel 23, The Miami Herald, Miami Today, WQBA Radio, Radio Caracol, MEGATV, AmericaTV, and Telemundo.
Labeled a Florida pioneer by the St. Petersburg Times for his political fundraising abilities, Mr. Lopez has served on the Republican National Committee’s Council of 100, President George W. Bush’s Pioneers, and for Governor Jeb Bush’s and Senator Marco Rubio’s Finance Committees. In 2001, he served on the Presidential Bank Review Board. He is also past Co-Chair of the Neighbors Building Better Communities PAC and former member of the 2008 Miami-Dade Charter Review Task Force.
Well known for his philanthropic work in the community, Mr. Lopez has served on various boards of charitable and faith-based not-for-profit organizations for nearly 30 years. He is a Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 2013 Twelve Good Men honoree and a recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ James W. McLamore Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. In 2014, Mr. Lopez was honored with both the Father of the Year Award from the American Diabetes Association, United HomeCare’s Claude Pepper Memorial Community Advocacy Award, American Red Cross Philanthropy Award, a Monsignor Pace High School Hall of Fame Member, Law Firm of the Year Sunshine Award from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the 2014 Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. In 2016, Dade Legal Aid recognized Mr. Lopez as an Advocate of Pro Bono Commitment.
Mr. Lopez serves on the boards of – National Board for American Cancer Society, National Board for Cancer Action Advocacy, American Red Cross of South Florida Region, and the Executive Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. He is a Diamond Society Member of the Miami Children’s Health Foundation. He is also Chair of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee under the auspices of the Interlocal Agreements for Public School Facility Planning in Miami-Dade County (ILA) and Founding Chair of the American Cancer Society – Laureate Society.
Mr. Lopez has served as the Chairman of the Miami Foundation, Chair of Governmental Relations Committee of United Way, and Founding Chair of the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation, member of Camillus House & Camillus Health Concern, and member of the FIU Metro-Center, Miami-Dade College Foundation, Executive Board Member for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council. He is also a former appointee by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to The Beacon Council.
Mr. Lopez holds his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he is a University of Miami Iron Arrow member. He attained an MBA from St. Thomas University, along with a BA magna cum laude.
Jorge Luis Lopez and his wife Marile live in Coconut Grove, Florida, with their five children, AR, Carli, Annia, Saramelia, and Luis Jorge.