Ezequiel practices primarily in the firm's Appellate Department. Ezequiel is a former judicial staff attorney to the Honorable Douglas A. Wallace at the Florida Second District Court of Appeal.
Ezequiel received his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard University in 1999 and Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 2007. While in law school, Ezequiel was a member of the Stetson Law Review and the Moot Court Board. He competed in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, where he argued in all rounds of the Southeast Region. He received the Moot Court Award of Excellence and the Suzanne Armstrong Memorial Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and for Professional Conduct. Additionally, Mr. Lugo served as a state appellate intern to the Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and as a federal judicial intern to the Honorable Mary S. Scriven of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Ezequiel is admitted to practice in all state courts of Florida. He is a member of the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Ezequiel's practice focuses on appeals and trial support. Ezequiel works mainly on appeals involving insurance coverage disputes and casualty defense cases. Since being admitted to practice law, Ezequiel has worked in over 200 appeals including appeals from final and non-final orders, petitions for various original writs, and appellate motions on jurisdiction, attorney's fees, rehearing, and rehearing en banc. Ezequiel's work involves guiding an appeal from the filing of a notice of appeal through the filing of a motion to recall mandate.