A Skilled Litigator With a Broad Range of Experience

Canales, PLLC is a minority-owned, full-service law firm focused on representing individuals and corporate clients in legal disputes involving commercial, business, real estate, employment and securities matters. The firm was founded on the principles of providing clients with practical and cost-efficient legal solutions, as well as diversity and inclusion. The firm is headquartered in New York City, and has offices on Long Island. The firm is also licensed to provide legal services in Florida.

Jason Canales has over 20 years of experience litigating in federal and state courts, and before regulatory agencies and arbitration tribunals. While working as a partner at a preeminent law firm in New York City, he first established his reputation as a leader in the legal industry working on complex federal and state court matters, and before regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and the New York Attorney General’s Office. In 2019, Jason formed Canales PLLC with the goal of building a minority-owned law firm that taps into the diverse experiences of its professionals to provide clients with creative and cost-efficient solutions to their legal needs.

Jason currently serves as the 67th President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Federal Bar Foundation and the Puerto Rican Bar Association, a Co-Chair of the Federal Bar Council’s Diversity Committee, and is also an active member of several bar associations, including the LGBT Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

From 2015-2017, Jason served as a hearing panel member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, a position to which he was appointed by the Justices of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, First Department. Committee members are appointed by the Court based on their legal knowledge and reputation in the industry for their commitment to integrity and fairness.

For the past nine years, Jason has been recognized in the New York Metro Super Lawyers publication. He was also recognized by the LGBT Bar as one of the best LGBT lawyers under 40 in 2018.


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Stony Brook University
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York and the Southern District of Florida


  • Spanish