Mr. Fernández-Paoli serves as Special Counsel at Delgado Fernández, LLC. He has had a distinguished career in the law and in civic and military service. He has been an active litigator for almost 50 years with extensive experience in banking law, insurance defense, construction law and commercial litigation.

He has been a member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court and has offered various seminars on construction law and litigation practice to his peers and to trade organizations. Mr. Fernández-Paoli has also served in the Board of Directors of various organizations, among them, as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Sacred Heart University in Santurce, Puerto Rico, as a member of the Board of Directors of Oriental Bank & Trust, and as a member and General Counsel of the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of America, Puerto Rico Chapter.

Mr. Fernández-Paoli is also a retired Captain of the United States Army, having received the Bronze Medal of Honor for his distinguished service in Vietnam.

Reported Cases
Toll Adorno v. Medina, 130 D.P.R. 352 (1992); José M. Díaz Hernández v. Colegio Nuestra Señora del Pilar, 123 D.P.R. 765 (1989); Carmen Noeli Piñero Crespo v. Sergio Gordillo Gil, 122 D.P.R. 246 (1988); Asociación de Vecinos de Villa Caparra v. Iglesia Católica, Apostólica y Romana, 117 D.P.R. 346 (1986); Jack’s Beach Resort v. Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico, 112 D.P.R. 344 (1982); Jorge de la Cruz v. James A. Toro, 112 D.P.R. 650 (1982); Consolidated Mortgage & Finance Corporation v. Robert A. Cooley, 103 D.P.R. 6 (1974); La Sociedad de Gananciales v. Hotel Caribe Hilton, 98 D.P.R. 721 (1970); Cervecería Corona, Inc. v. Junta de Salario Mínimo de Puerto Rico, 98 D.P.R. 801 (1970); Frank Quiñones Jiménez v. Great American Insurance Company, 97 D.P.R. 368 (1969).

Education

  • University of Notre Dame BBA, 1961
  • University of Puerto Rico, LLB, 1964

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • United States Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Memberships

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1977-78
  • Member (1985-1992) and Vice President (1990-1992) Board of Trustees of the University of Sacred Heart, Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Member of the Board of Directors Oriental Bank and Trust, 1988-1995
  • Member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of the Associated General Contractors of America, Puerto Rico Chapter, 1984-1995
  • Secretary, Board of Directors and Legal Counsel, South Management Corporation and Ferre Development Corporation (1984-2000)
  • Member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Puerto Rico Notary Association