Justice Labarga

Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga was one of 34 naturalized citizens honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York in its annual list of “Great Immigrants.”

Labarga came to the United States from Cuba with his family when he was 11. He has been a justice on the Florida Supreme Court since 2009 and was the first Cuban American to become chief justice. Previously, he served on an appeals court and a circuit court, and he also worked as an assistant public defender and in a law firm.