Luis E. Llamas

Luis E. Llamas

Jones Walker LLP

Recognized since 2021

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Commercial Litigation

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Luis Llamas is a partner in the Maritime Practice Group, a member of the maritime litigation, arbitration & dispute resolution team, and head of the firm’s Miami office. He concentrates his practice on admiralty disputes, complex commercial litigation, employment law, and international law, and advises clients on corporate transactions. Luis is a highly respected litigator. Luis has handled cases across the United States and Latin America involving marine casualties, products liability, unfair trade practices, breach of contract, transportation law, and alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), among other disputes. He has litigated cases before state and federal courts as well as in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). In his maritime practice, Luis handles cases involving marine casualties, collision, personal injury, complex maritime products liability, commercial litigation, contract disputes, and a wide range of transactional matters. Luis has led multiple casualty investigations and resulting litigation. In his employment litigation practice, Luis regularly prosecutes and defends covenants not to compete and unfair competition claims, and obtains injunctions to prevent breach of non-compete agreements, employee raiding, unfair competition, and the use or disclosure of trade secrets. He provides strategic advice to clients on matters involving the recruitment and hiring of executives and other key personnel, and also counsels management on the use and structuring of enforceable restrictive covenants and other tools that help employers retain employees and prevent the loss of proprietary information. Luis is a sought-after speaker and panelist. Among other presentations, he has spoken on legal and regulatory issues related to US-Cuba relations, including changes in Export Administration Regulations administered by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Luis is fluent in Spanish.

  • Citi Center, Suite 3000
    201 South Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33131-4341
  • Florida International University, JD, graduated 2010
  • Loyola University New Orleans, BA , graduated 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, FL
  • Louisiana, LA
  • American Bar Association, Internation Section - Member
  • Belen Jesuit Alumni Lawyers Association - Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association - Member
  • Florida Bar Association - Member
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana - Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Foundation - Board Member (2019)
  • Louisiana Bar Association - Member
  • MavPAC, New Orleans Chapter - Founder
Court Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • International Arbitration - Commercial


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