Jaime Garro

San Pedro, Barrio Los Yoses, Avenida 10, Calle 37, San José, Costa Rica
+506 2283-3070

Experience: Jaime Garro has extensive experience in the field of Criminal Law, especially in economic, environmental and traffic crimes, both in the defense and the formulation of complaints and compensatory civil proceedings for compensation for damages. He has served as head of the legal department of the National Insurance Institute and has advised insurance claims in tort and maritime claims, in private practice.

Education: Graduated in Legal Sciences, Attorney and Notary at the University of Costa Rica; Master’s degree in Criminal Sciences at the University of Costa Rica;

Master’s degree in extra-contractual civil liability at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain.

Languages: Spanish, English, German

Professional Associations: Bar Association of Costa Rica, Costa Rican Association of Insurance and Bonds, Referee of the following Arbitration Centers: Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica, International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of AMCHAM, Arbitration Center of the Costa Rican Chamber of Real Estate Brokers.

Relevant Cases

Jaime Garro represented the Civil Defense in the compensation claim for damages against a multinational oil company regarding the explosion of a service station, which killed two children and injured some people, through conciliation, satisfactory to all concerned.

He in the defense advised a pineapple producing company that was prosecuted for damages and environmental pollution, achieving their client’s acquittal in a long judicial process.

Finally, he defended both the company of fruit concentrates and its managers in their personal capacities, which were accused of environmental pollution, achieving the acquittal of the accused in the intermediate stage of the process.