About LGP

We leverage diversity of expertise and depth of experience to relentlessly advocate on behalf of our clients’ business, transactional and litigation needs. Client Partnerships Defined by Access, Communication, and Trust We at Liebler, more...

Real Estate & Real Estate Finance

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo’s Real Estate practice group provides a broad spectrum of legal services across virtually all real estate sectors and serves its investor and institutional clients in the core real estate more...

Premises Liability

From Fortune 500 companies to municipal institutions, Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo represents clients in premises liability actions arising out of business operations. The successful defense of these claims often turns on early identification more...

Corporate & Business Litigation

Our corporate and business practice provides a broad range of legal services for every legal need that arises during the life cycle of a business. From selecting the appropriate type of entity to more...

James R. Liebler

Mr. Liebler joined the Firm in 2015 as an associate and is a member of the litigation department.

Mr. Liebler focuses his practice on the representation of large corporations and national banks in complex commercial litigation, consumer finance litigation and litigation arising from enterprise risk. Mr. Liebler has first-chaired several trials which have resulted in favorable judgments for his clients. Mr. Liebler has successfully obtained multiple prejudgment remedies including prejudgment replevins for recovery of collateral and injunctive orders preventing the disposition of distressed collateral. Mr. Liebler obtained a Final Judgment in a highly contested commercial foreclosure of $1.5MM real property. Mr. Liebler has also successfully defended wrongful replevin claims resulting in final judgments for his clients and successfully prosecuted fraudulent mechanic’s lien claims over vehicles resulting in a final judgment and award of attorneys’ fees in favor of his client.

Mr. Liebler represented a start-up company in a two-week long jury trial that won a $3.6 Million jury verdict involving a complex commercial transaction and a series of discovery issues which resulted in a favorable sanctions order for his client.

Practice Areas:
Asset Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Financial Institution Operations Litigation, Premises Liability, Special Assets
Education:
University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2014
Lehigh University, B.A., Honors, May 2012
All-American Varsity Football
Muhlbacher Scholarship Recipient
Bar and Court Admissions:
Florida, 2015
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2015
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2015
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2015
Illinois, 2015
District of Columbia, 2016
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2016
United States Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Florida, 2016
United States Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Florida, 2016
United States Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Florida, 2016
Professional Memberships and Community Involvement:
National Association for Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”)
Hispanic National Bar Association
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
Habitat for Humanity
Languages:
Spanish