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Tulio D. Chirinos

Tulio D Chirinos

Tulio D. Chirinos is the owner of The Chirinos Law Firm, PLLC. A skilled litigator, he brings a broad range of experience from complicated class action defense on behalf of large corporations to individual immigration matters serving pro bono clients. Tulio is thoroughly familiar with the legal challenges individuals and businesses face in South Florida and beyond.

Prior to founding The Chirinos Law Firm PLLC, Tulio was a dedicated associate at the well-respected international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. During his 10 years at Proskauer, Tulio practiced in the Labor & Employment Law Department and was a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group and the Workplace Investigations Practice Group. He worked on a wide variety of ERISA and non-ERISA plan litigation matters, including fee and investment litigation cases, breach of fiduciary duty claims and benefits claims. He also represented management in workplace investigations and litigation of employment-related matters, including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Tulio focused his pro bono efforts on immigration matters where he has represented individuals seeking asylum, family-based immigration, and several juveniles from Central America in their special immigrant juvenile status (SIJ) petitions.

Tulio is the author of several ERISA-related articles, many focusing on ERISA fee and investment litigation featured in the Benefits Law Journal (2016-2024), Bloomberg BNA, and Law360. Tulio was the co-editor and a frequent contributor to Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Blog.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Tulio was a summer intern for the Federal Public Defender’s office for the Middle District of Florida. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard and served three tours of duty in Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan. Tulio, his wife, three children, and French bulldog live in Boca Raton, Florida.


University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., 2013; magna cum laude )

University of Mississippi  (B.B.A., 2005; cum laude )

Government Service

U.S. Department of Defense, United States Army National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), 2001-2022

Awards & Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021-2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star 2021-2023
  • The Legal 500 United States: Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation: Rising Star 2023
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida, 2020
  • Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Florida, Northern District
  • U.S. District Court, Florida, Middle District
  • U.S. District Court, Florida, Southern District
  • U.S. District Court, Louisiana, Western District
  • U.S. District Court, Louisiana, Eastern District