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Alberto G. Estrella
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Puerto Rico Attorney
Alberto G. Estrella

Phone: 787.977.5050

Email: agestrella@estrellallc.com

Languages: English

Alberto Estrella is a Member of the firm and is its Managing Member. Since Alberto joined the firm in 1994, he has been involved in hundreds of trials and earned a reputation as a distinguished and sought-after trial lawyer. He is involved in litigation and asked to advise business clients on a diverse variety of matters, including commercial and contract disputes, complex litigation, premises liability and insurance defense, antitrust and business regulation, federal laws and litigation, trademarks and copyrights, administrative law, health law, corporate law, franchise law and many other areas in the firm.

Education

George Washington University School of Law/J.D./1994/Cum Laude
The Pennsylvania State University/B.A./1991

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association. Served on Board of Directors of the local chapter from1998-2003 & 2007.
Member, Hispanic Bar Association. Formed part of the Supreme Court Committee, a committee formed to promote the appointment of a Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court.
FINRA certified neutral securities arbitrator
World Bank’s Doing Business Reports (a comprehensive annual report that rates the competitiveness of hundreds of countries)/Collaborator

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico/1996
Washington, DC/1995
Commonwealth of Virginia/1994

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit/1994
District of Columbia Court of Appeals/1995
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit/1994
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit/1994
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico/1995
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico/1996
U.S. Supreme Court/2003

Honors & Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers for Administrative Law, Appellate Practice & Franchise Law/2014 & 2015
Best Lawyers Administrative Law “Lawyer of the Year”/2014
Appointed to the Board of Advisors of Best Lawyers/2013
Appointed to the Advisory Board of Directors of the GWU School of Law/2012
Appointed to the Board of Trustees of National University College/2011
Selected as one of Caribbean Business’ “40 Under 40?/2004

Publications

“Regulatory Guinea Pigs”/Law Review, Inter-American University School of Law/1996
Legal Tidbits/Firm’s own publication

Speaking Engagements

Professional Liability/New York Chiropractic Association & Puerto Rico Chiropractic Association/2012
Professional Liability/Puerto Rico Chiropractic Association/2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
New Rules of Evidence & Civil Procedure/Puerto Rico Association of Independent Adjusters/2010
Antitrust Considerations in the Airline Industry/Executive Symposium, Copa Airlines, Panama/2010

Representative Experience

Lead team of lawyers working on the conversion of close to 200 service stations from the Texaco Brand to Puma Energy.
Represented Chevron in class action filed by consumer class consisting of nearly 2 million consumers of gasoline. Potential exposure exceeded $100M. The case was settled for a fraction, with no monetary payout to the class. The gasoline wholesaler who remained in the lawsuit tried the case and lost. They are currently facing a judgment in excess of $80M.
Represented Texaco in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an order banning the use of incentive programs in the wholesale marketing of gasoline in Puerto Rico. As a result of the litigation, the Secretary of Justice formally admitted that she did not have authority to issue such an order and it was lifted.
Created and maintained the franchise documents for Texaco’s convenience store franchise, Star Mart.
Represented Chevron in the sale of its operations in Puerto Rico. Now representing the purchaser, Puma Energy.
Successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico the latest case dealing with obstructions on the sales floor of a retail facility. Nignora Ramos v. Sam’s Club.
Secured the dismissal of a product liability claim against Wal-Mart related to allegations that the company was importing defective footwear from China. Omayra Ortiz v. Wal-Mart.
Obtained the summary dismissal of more than 1,000 administrative consumer complaints that a retail client faced due to a print ad error, thus avoiding potential multi-million dollar exposure.
Successfully defended Wal-Mart in preliminary injunction action filed by the Municipality of Cayey in its attempt to prevent the opening of the Cayey Supercenter. The injunction was denied after an evidentiary hearing, and the company’s first Supercenter in Puerto Rico was opened as scheduled.
Represented retail clients in dozens of investigations initiated by multiple agencies, such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and the Department of Labor.

Professional & Community Involvement

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Puerto Rico Program/Faculty Member/2014
San Juan Rotary Presided Speakers Committee/Member/2011-2013
Enactus (formerly Students In Free Enterprise) National Competition/Finals Judge/2010-2014
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce Retailers Committee/President/2010-13 & 2014-

Contact This Firm

Estrella, LLC

150 Tetuan Street
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

Law Firm Contact: Alberto G. Estrella

Tel: 787.977.5050

Fax: 787.977.5090

Email: agestrella@estrellallc.com

Website: www.estrellallc.com

Member Since: 2015

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