Delgado & Fernández, LLC has one of the most active and successful appeals practice teams in Puerto Rico. During the past five years, our appeals-focused counselors have filed more than 100 merits briefs, motions, and appeals before the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and the First Circuit. We often represent clients appearing as amici in high-stakes litigation. Our Special Briefs and Appeals practice team has extensive experience in handling trial practice and record management to preserve issues for appeal and benefit from a broad substantive background to handle all legal matters on review. We have successfully argued cases on appeal involving insurance, banking law, securities, real estate, labor and employment matters, torts, class actions, breach of contract, government contracts and constitutional law issues.

Our Special Briefs and Appeals practice team includes experienced attorneys who clerked at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, and the First Circuit.

Our Special Briefs and Appeals practice team is led by José M. Martínez Rivera. Prior to joining Delgado & Fernández, LLC, José clerked in the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals for 7 years. His insight into the Court is second to none. José represents clients in complex commercial litigation before Puerto Rico Courts and administrative agencies.

Some of our recent representative cases include:

ML-CFC 2007-6 Puerto Rico Properties, LLC v. BPP Retail Properties, LLC, 951 F.3d 41 (1st Cir. 2020)

Mendez Moll v. AXA Equitable Life Ins. Co., 202 D.P.R. 630 (2019)

Roldan Flores v. M. Cuebas, 199 D.P.R. 664 (2018)

Andrés Cordero Vega v. Oriental Bank, No. KLAN201900279, 2020 WL 1021922 (P.R. TCA 30 de enero de 2020)

Oriental Fin. Servs., Corp. v. Fontánez Mulero, No. KLAN201900686, 2019 WL 6464061 (P.R. TCA 28 de octubre de 2019)

Oriental Bank v. Millenium, No. KLAN201701229, 2019 WL 4511374 (P.R TCA 30 de agosto de 2019)

Interspace Indus. Corp. v. Zurich Am. Insurance Co., No. KLAN201900539, 2019 WL 4493875 (P.R. TCA 13 de agosto de 2019)

René Orlando Díaz Mendoza v. Axesa, No. KLCE201801736, 2019 WL 2225340 (P.R. TCA 27 de febrero de 2019)

Isla Verde Holdings v. Golden Debt, No. KLCE201801479, 2018 WL 7916806 (P.R. TCA 12 de diciembre de 2018)

Janine Fonalledas Rupert v. BFH y otros, No. KLCE201801456, 2018 WL 7815246 (P.R. TCA 27 de noviembre de 2018)

Oriental Bank v. Gallo Fino, Inc. y otros, No. KLCE201800141, 2018 WL 2206527 (P.R. TCA 28 de marzo de 2018)

Glendaliz Prado v. Marvel, No. KLCE201701447, 2018 WL 1046777 (P.R. TCA January 31, 2018)