Luis is an experienced litigator having tried dozens of cases both in state and federal court, dealing primarily with labor and employment matters, commercial litigation and torts. He has also litigated before several administrative agencies, including labor arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), among others. Luis is also a well known and patient negotiator, persistently pursuing creative and win/win solutions both in and outside of court.

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While not working, Luis spends a lot of time with his family. He is also an avid tennis and golf player, which allows him not only to achieve a work-life balance, but even build successful business relationships. He works out regularly and enjoys traveling around the world.
Representation of employers in federal and state court, as well as administrative agencies. Luis also have experience in commercial litigation and torts matters.
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1993
Puerto Rico State Bar, 1992

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. – LL.M. – 1991
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Ponce, Puerto Rico
J.D. – 1990
West Virginia University, BSA 1987

Former President of the Board of Directors of the Labor Relations Practitioners Associations;
Member of the Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Section of the American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Former Chair of the American Red Cross, Puerto Rico Chapter; Current Chair of P.E.C.E.S. Co-founder and current Board Member of Coalición Legal para Puerto Rico

Martinez Odell & Calabria, 1992 – 1997
Mignucci & Pérez-Giusti, 1997 – 2007

Hon. Carmen Julia Ortiz Ramos, Guayama Court of First Instance of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1989-1990)

EC Waste, LLC
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Lanco Manufacturing Corp.
Universidad Central de Bayamón
Eurocaribe Packing Company
Oliver Exterminating (A Rentokil Company)
Commercial Centers Management
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Recent Engagements / Verdicts Settlements / Transactions:
Loomis Fargo Puerto Rico

Torres Santiago v. Municipality of Adjuntas, 693 F.3d 230 (2012)
Villanueva Méndez v. Nives-Vázquez, 360 F.Supp.2nd 320 (2005)
Zambrana Torres v. González, 71 F. Supp. 2d 14 (1999)
El Coquí Landfill v. Municipio de Gurabo, 186 D.P.R. 688 (2012)
Zambrana Torres v. González, 145 D.P.R. 616 (1998)

Luis is a frequent speaker before different forums such as the Colegio de CPA; “Asociación de Profesionales de Relaciones Laborales” and the American Bar Association. He also offers courses of continued legal education

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