Robert J. McCaffery, Jr. is a trial attorney whose practice is centered on litigation, including financial and corporate disputes, criminal defense, and Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) litigation. Since earning his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, he has distinguished himself as a dedicated attorney who can be relied on to develop creative solutions to tough cases.
His legal career began at the Criminal Justice Clinic at Georgetown, where he represented clients in front of the District of Columbia’s courts and the United States Parole Commission for which he received the Kirby S. Howlett III Memorial Award for his outstanding defense work. After graduating, he joined the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, the largest and busiest of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits, where he took over 50 cases to trial. He has represented clients accused of economic crimes, environmental crimes, and insurance fraud, as well as cases ranging from DUI to drug trafficking and murder. He has always been passionate about criminal justice and human rights and served as an advisor to Fair Trials International, a unique human rights charity that helps people facing criminal charges outside their home countries obtain fair trials.
Since 2011, he has been in private practice, representing both civil litigants and criminal defendants. Mr. McCaffery has experience resolving multi-million dollar international disputes in the financial sector, including actions against financial institutions, fund managers, and other investment professionals, involving accusations of misappropriation of funds, embezzlement, and improper handling of investor funds, among other issues.
His civil litigation work also involves the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA), a remarkable piece of legislation that provides extraordinary protections for sellers of fresh produce, and has successfully represented clients in PACA-related matters in federal courts, state courts, the administrative courts, and in arbitration and mediation.