Born Berea, Ohio, July 5, 1952; admitted to Puerto Rico bar (1980); U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1981); Florida bar (1997); U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida (1998).
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Puerto Rico (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974); Antioch College (M.A., 1976); University of Puerto Rico (J.D., cum laude, 1980). Member, Board of Bar Examiners for the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, 1991-1996. Examiner at the Board of Bar Examiners for the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, 1998. Author, “Bankruptcy: How does it Affect Immigration Status,” American Bankruptcy Institute (March 20, 2007); Co-author, “Civil Trial Procedures in Puerto Rico”, National Business Institute, 1992; “How to Protect Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Puerto Rico”, National Business Institute, 1994. Author, “The American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act and its impact on Second and Third Employment Based Immigrant Visa Petitioners”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2001. Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 1998-Present.
Member: Puerto Rico Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association. Chapter Chair for the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (1985-1987; 1992-1994, and 1996-1998).
Languages: English, Spanish.
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Immigration and Civil Litigation in Local and Federal Courts, Foreclosures and Collections.