International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Puerto Rico Attorney
Yasthel González

Phone: 787.977.5050

Email: ygonzalez@estrellallc.com

Languages: English

Yasthel Gonzalez joined the firm in 2005. Since then, she has been involved in general civil litigation matters, including tort defense litigation for retail clients, commercial litigation, administrative law, consumer affairs defense and labor and employment defense. She is part of the firm’s employment practice and advises clients on a diverse variety of employment matters including disciplinary actions, termination and policy implementation. She is currently engaged in employment litigation in state court and administrative agencies.

Education

Northwestern University School of Law/LL.M/2011/Honors
University of Puerto Rico/B.A./2001/Magna Cum Laude
University of Puerto Rico School of Law/J.D./1994/Magna Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
Illinois Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association

Publications

Legal Tidbits/Firm’s own publication

Representative Experience

Represented a Mall Management Company in a tort action with potential exposure exceeding $250k. The case was dismissed by summary judgment after arguing that the mall had no responsibility according to Jose Ramos Rosado v. Wal-Mart doctrine regarding commercial establishment’s responsibility towards visitors.
Consultant for firm’s HR consulting division. Counseled employers regarding personnel policies, wage and hours compliance, hiring, disciplining and firing employees.
Successfully represented local and stateside employers in wrongful dismissal, retaliation and discrimination matters.
Drafted employment agreements, employee handbooks and operating procedures for local restaurant business.
Represented retail clients in investigations initiated by the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Professional & Community Involvement

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Puerto Rico Program/Participant/2014

Bar Admission

Illinois State Bar/2012
Puerto Rico/2006

Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico/2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico/2006
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit/2006
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois/2011

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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