Rene Palomino Jr.








Rene Palomino Jr. was born in Havana, Cuba in 1959 and arrived in Miami, FL in 1962. He was raised in Miami and attemnded Christopher Columbus High School. Upon graduation he attended the University of Miamiand obtained a degree in Business Administration in 1980 with honors. He immediately enrolled in Nova Southeastern University School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1983. throughout his 39 years of practicing law he has represented over 3,000 cases in state court and approximately 200 cases in federal court. In 2017. In 2017 he relocated to Tampa, FL. and joined the Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office where he was a Felony Division Chief until the end of 2022. On January 3, 2023 he joined the firm of Escobar, Michaels, & Associates where he is presently emplyed.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1983
  • Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • 1983
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
    • 1980
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Association & Memberships

  • Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, 2023 to Present
  • Kinights of Columbus, 2023 to Present

Past Positions

  • Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office, Felony Division Chief, 2017 - 2022
  • Corona Law Firm, Senior Trial Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • Office of Civil and Regional Conflict Counsel Third District of Florida, Trial Attorney, 2008 to 2015
  • Rene Palomino Jr., P.A., Trial Attorney, 1987 to 2015
  • Essen & Essen, Trial Attorney, 1984 to 1986

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi


  • English
  • Spanish