Rene A. Sotorrio, Esq.
Attorney, Of Counsel
113 Almeria Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134
Rene A. Sotorrio specializes in criminal defense at the investigative, trial and appellate levels of state, federal and international criminal matters. He also represents physicians and other licensed professionals in misconduct and disciplinary procedures.
He engages in the defense of complex criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States and represents individuals charged with crimes in Europe, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Mr. Sotorrio received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1973, where he graduated with distinction. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1976 where he participated in the Civil Trial Clinic Advocacy Program as a student trial attorney in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
After acquiring valuable experience in business law and civil litigation in Florida and the greater New York area, he began his practice as a criminal defense lawyer at the Office of the State of New Jersey Public Defender, Hudson Region, Jersey City, New Jersey. There he initially headed the Juvenile Court Division and reduced the conviction and incarceration rate of juvenile offenders by more than 50 percent. He then served as a felony litigation attorney from 1980 to 1982.
In 1982, Mr. Sotorrio became a felony trial attorney at the Office of the Public Defender, Dade County, Florida. During his tenure there, he tried multiple serious felony cases procuring acquittals in all but two of his jury trials. In 1984, Mr. Sotorrio established the Law Offices of Rene A. Sotorrio, P.A. Since then, Mr. Sotorrio has prevailed in the vast majority of his jury trials and in significant appellate matters throughout the country. He has also organized and successfully led the defense of clients investigated and charged in serious international criminal matters, including prosecutions conducted by various nations.
State of Florida Bar
State of New Jersey Bar
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Criminal Law
- White Collar Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- International Criminal Law