José Luis Fuertes Suárez Career
State Attorney Emeritus
Of Counsel Senior
Law graduate from the University of Zaragoza with Extraordinary Prize.
He received an award from the General Military Academy of Zaragoza.
State Attorney since 1976.
He was head of the State Legal Service in the Constitutional Court from 1993 to 1996.
He also was President of the Association of State Attorneys in 1995.
He has been a Professor of Administrative Law at the Complutense University from 1983 to 1996, under the direction of Mr. Eduardo García de Enterría.
He is the author of several books and publications on Constitutional Law, Regional Law and Public Administration.
By official order, he prepared the draft of the Law regulating the Basis of the Local Government, part of the Administrative Procedure Law of 1992 and the Law of Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction of 1998, Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction Law of 1998, as well as the RUMASA Expropriation Law.
He was proposed by the Ministry of Justice for his designation as judge from Spain in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which he declined due to work impossibility.
Since the year 2000 and after obtaining a leave of absence from the Corps of State Attorneys, he has been working exclusively as a lawyer. He specializes, among other matters, in Constitutional Law and Special Administrative Law, advising countless entities, both public and private.
He is agent of the Kingdom of Spain in the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg since 1986.
He holds the First Class Cross of San Raimundo de Peñafort, a Spanish civil medal granted by the Ministry of Justice in recognition of his significant professional merits.
He has led the defense of countless proceedings of high media impact -at national and international level- and legal difficulty. Among many others:
- Defense of the Kingdom of Spain before the Court of Human Rights of Strasbourg in the Ruiz-Mateos Case against Spain (Rumasa expropriation).
- Liability claim against the legislative State for the expropriation from private individuals of the paper money issued by the Second Republic.
- Defense of the Kingdom of Spain before before the Court of Human Rights of Strasbourg in the Castel case (Herri Batasuna), against Spain.
- Defense of Judge Baltasar Garzón before the Constitutional Court, the Court of Human Rights of Strasbourg and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
- BANKIA IPO case: defense of the CEO of the aforementioned bank.
- Madrid Arena case (defense of the main defendant).