Since 2008, Mr. DeLuca has dedicated his legal practice to representing individuals and families in cases related to catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability. He is a founding member and partner at Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC, established in 2013. He has been regularly recognized by his peers in the area of plaintiff's personal injury law and has published multiple articles in both state and national legal journals discussing trial strategy, arbitration agreements, cruise ship liability and other legal topics.
Over the years, Mr. DeLuca has obtained multiple settlements and verdicts for his clients in excess of a million dollars, some of which have been featured in nationally recognized publications related to trial practice and other news outlets. His notable accomplishments include a recovery in 2019 of nearly $5,000,000.00 for a child who suffered sexual abuse as a result of negligence by Florida’s foster care contractors and a 2021 verdict $1,173,610 for a woman hurt by dental malpractice. That verdict is believed to be the second largest dental malpractice verdict reported in Florida since 1995 and the largest ever in Broward County.
Each year since 2012, Mr. DeLuca has been listed by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of plaintiff's personal injury litigation – a recognition given to only 2.5% of Florida's lawyers. He was previously named by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and later by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs Attorneys. In 2015, he was given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability law. This is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, given for high ethical standards and legal ability.
From 2008 to 2011, Mr. DeLuca served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas School of Law where he lectured and worked with law students on the St. Thomas Trial Team. During that time, he also tried multiple personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits with members of his former law firm. Two of those trials resulted in confidential settlements while another resulted in a $20,000,000.00 verdict against three of America's largest tobacco companies. That verdict followed a four-week wrongful death trial involving three adult children who lost their mother to a tobacco related illness in the mid 1990's. In 2012, Jarrett was involved in a complex product liability trial against Ford Motor Company as well as a trial against CSX Transportation, Inc. which resulted in a $472,819.00 verdict for a railroad employee injured during a train derailment.
Mr. DeLuca is the Past Chair of the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Board and also served on the Florida Justice Association's medical malpractice committee. In the past, he has participated in lobbying efforts at the state legislative level to help preserve legal rights for those hurt by medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, nursing home neglect, and defective products.
Before attending law school, Mr. DeLuca graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration with a degree in Finance and interned with the Commercial Service at the United States Embassy in Paris, France. As a law student, he clerked for judges at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court where he worked on a variety civil litigation cases and had the opportunity to view trials from the judges' perspective. He then started his legal career as an associate with a full-service civil litigation law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, litigating cases related to corporate fraud, shareholder disputes, local government authority, breach of contract, eminent domain, patent and copyright infringement, and other complex commercial disputes and business torts.