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Biography

Jaime Baca is a partner in the Miami office and focuses his practice on liability defense handling all variety of negligence cases. Since 1987, when he obtained his General Lines Insurance Agent license, Mr. Baca has been working in the business of insurance. He has worked as a commercial and personal lines insurance broker, an underwriter, a claims adjuster, and an insurance law instructor. Mr. Baca has tried over 100 serious injury cases throughout the state and is admitted to practice in all Florida State and Federal Courts.
More recently Jaime has been focusing his practice in the defense of “unnecessary” spinal surgeries including percutaneous discectomies, minimally invasive procedures and outpatient surgeries including disc replacements, laminectomies and fusions. It is a very concerning trend that has taken hold in many jurisdictions where marginal accidents are resulting in huge medical specials and multiple surgeries. With great success Jaime has taken the lead in trying these cases and educating juries while obtaining great settlements and verdicts for his clients.
Mr. Baca attended St. Thomas School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude in 1997. He received the Book Award, as best student, in Federal Courts, Professional Responsibility, Corporations, and Administrative Law. He was a member of the St. Thomas’ Moot Court Board, competed in national competitions, and helped prepare other Moot Court team members for their competitions. Mr. Baca’s legal studies at St. Thomas University were concentrated in the areas of insurance law and civil litigation. Mr. Baca’s undergraduate studies were completed at Florida International University, where he obtained his B.A. in Business Administration in 1992. He also obtained the degree of Masters of Science in Finance in 1994. At the same time, he obtained the Chartered Property and Casualty designation (CPCU) which is a highly recognized professional designation in insurance and risk management. He has served as an officer for the South Florida Chapter of the CPCU Society, a non-profit insurance organization, as Vice President during 1996-1997, and Treasurer from 1994-1996.
Mr. Baca has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has taught courses in Insurance Law to insurance professionals. He has also volunteered his time to teach trial advocacy as a guest speaker and helped with St. Thomas and FIU mock trial competitions. He is also a member of ABOTA which recognizes outstanding trial lawyers in all 50 states.

Education

  • Florida International University (B.A., 1992)
  • Florida International University (M.S.F., 1993)
  • St. Thomas University (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • language: Spanish

Admitted

  • 1997, Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • 2014, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rated
  • Cum Laude
  • Chartered Property and Casualty designation (CPCU)