Perspectiva General

Rafael E. Aguiló-Vélez is a co-founder of Schuster Aguiló. He focuses his practice on labor and employment law and is an experienced trial lawyer in civil litigation. He has argued before the Puerto Rico office of the National Labor Relations Board and actively practices before federal and Puerto Rico courts and administrative agencies. He has tried hundreds of cases, and provides preventive counseling to employers as a skilled negotiator of settlements and collective bargaining agreements. His experience includes representing corporate entities in the areas of:

  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage and hour
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Distribution contracts
  • Torts
  • Breach of contract litigation
  • Reductions in force

Rafael frequently presents seminars to business organizations, as well as, customized seminars targeting the specific needs and business realities of each client. Before founding Schuster Aguiló, Rafael served as a special aide to the Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico and ran his own private practice. Prior to his legal career, he held several management positions at a national retailer, was president of a home improvements company in Milwaukee and operated his own printing business.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Labor and Employment Law and Law Practice Management Sections

American Bar Association


Federal Bar Association



Federal Bar Association

Named, The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico©


Speaking Engagements

2019 Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 12, 2019

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 19, 2018

2017 Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 7, 2017

Puerto Rico Labor Reform 2017: What You Need to Know

San Juan, PR

February 16, 2017

Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

August 18, 2016

Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

August 20, 2015

Setting up Shop in Puerto Rico: What You Need to Know

July 15, 2015


  • J.D., University of Puerto Rico, 1991magna cum laude
  • B.A., Carroll College, 1979cum laude


  • Spanish
  • English

Admisión de la barra

Puerto Rico


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico