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.

Professional & Community Affiliations


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©



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


  • Spanish
  • English

Bar Admission

Puerto Rico


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