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Juan Carlos Zamora is a civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense attorney at Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A.
J.C. represents clients in federal and state courts as well as both domestic and international arbitrations. He has experience in complex criminal cases as well as civil matters involving breach of contract, corporate disputes, and fraud, often involving foreign jurisdictions. J.C.’s diverse practice also includes the investigation and review of possible violations of federal law brought by whistleblowers, helping those who report infractions obtain their fair share of government recoveries. No matter what the case, J.C. prides himself on guiding his clients in their cases from start to finish, and he is involved in every aspect of the matter, both in and out of court.
Prior to joining the firm, J.C. clerked for District Judges Jose E. Martinez and Federico A. Moreno in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. As a law clerk, he assisted the judges in a wide variety of federal matters, managing extensive civil and criminal caseloads.
Before clerking, J.C. served as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases involving felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile offenses. As a prosecutor, he tried more than 20 jury trials, including a first-degree murder case that resulted in a conviction. When not in trial, J.C. represented the State of Florida at bond hearings, arraignments, motion calendars, and sentencing hearings.
J.C. has also taught as a visiting professor of legal writing at the University of Miami School of Law and conducted classes in persuasive writing and federal criminal motions as an adjunct professor. He continues to mentor students, volunteering as a Resume Writing Coach through the Posse Foundation.
He earned his B.A. in History and Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. In law school, J.C. served as a Senior Notes and Comments Editor on the University of Miami Law Review and was a Fellow in the Miami STREET Law Program.
A native Miamian and fluent Spanish speaker, J.C. lives with his wife and daughter in Miami.