Overview

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 he also 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

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

Member

Puerto Rico Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law and Law Practice Management Sections

American Bar Association

Member

Federal Bar Association

Recognition

Fellow

Federal Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 19, 2018
2017 Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 7, 2017
Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 18, 2016
Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 20, 2015
Setting up Shop in Puerto Rico: What You Need to Know

July 15, 2015

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Bar Admission

Puerto Rico

Courts

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