José A. Acosta-Grubb

Contact Information:

Fax  (787) 250-7545



J.D., Tulane University School of Law

B.A., Tulane University


Practice Areas:

Trial and Appellate practice




Product Liability


Civil Rights

Banking and Finance

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Court Admissions:

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

United States Court of International Trade

U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals


Bar Professional & Civic Affiliations:

American Bar Association

Puerto Rico Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Member of the Instituto de Estudios Jurídicos  of the Puerto Rico Bar Association

Former Member of the Puerto Rico Board of Bar Examiners

José A. Acosta-Grubb is Special Counsel to the Litigation Division at Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C.


Mr. Acosta regularly represents and counsels banks and holding companies in connection with shareholder derivative and class actions claims, securities claims, and claims against D&Os, as well as dispute resolution in all courts both Commonwealth and federal, at trial and appellate levels.


Among the noteworthy cases that Mr. Acosta has litigated successfully for his clients throughout the years, is his defense of the owners of the Dupont Plaza Hotel in the complex multi-district litigation that was generated as the result of a massive fire  resulting in more than one hundred casualties, on December 31, 1986. He also successfully represented large telecommunications company in a far-reaching litigation that opened the long distance service market to broader competition among carriers. He also obtained favorable results in a multi-million dollar action for the recovery of a defective, computer program system purchased by the largest insurance company in Puerto Rico.


He has successfully represented various national, international and local developers and general contractors in complex actions in connection with some of the most noteworthy public and private development and construction projects in Puerto Rico. He was lead counsel representing the municipal agency that collects property taxes in Puerto Rico in various actions that concerned massive fraud conspiracies, de-privatization of the public function of collecting delinquent accounts, multi-million dollar collection actions against the largest municipalities of Puerto Rico as well as the Puerto Rico central government. He often handles actions related to the public bid process before the major Puerto Rico government agencies.


Mr. Acosta is ranked as a Leading Individual in dispute resolution by Chambers & Partners Latin America and Global.


Before joining Fiddler, Mr. Acosta served as Assistant Solicitor General for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Assistant United States Public Defender, and Assistant United States Attorney for the PR District and Chief of its Civil Division.

Office Location:

254 Muñoz Rivera Ave. 6th Floor

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918


Mailing Address:

PO Box 363507

San Juan, PR 00936-3507


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