Fernando O. Zambrana Aviles

Zambrana Law Office
Contact: 787.919.0026
Experience:
Law School: University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
Jurisdictions: Puerto Rico
1st Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

OVERVIEW

About Fernando O. Zambrana Aviles
Mr. Zambrana-Aviles completed his undergraduate studies in Science, History and Policy, and International Relations in Carnegie Mellon University, in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May 2004. During his years as an undergraduate student, he participated in a language exchange program in the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture, in the City of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, where he obtained a certificate of proficiency in the Russian language. He also performed research on the reforms of the post-Soviet Russian Armed Forces with the assistance of Russian military scholars in Pittsburgh and Moscow. Afterwards, he completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law in 2007. There, he participated in the Immigration Clinic, where he assisted clients in removal cases, adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act, among others. After admission to the bar in 2008, he continued working in the immigration law field, representing clients in family and employment-based immigration petitions, consular matters, and removal cases. He has also tried cases and represented individuals, municipalities and corporations before the US District Court and the Courts of Puerto Rico in environmental litigation, labor and employment law, civil rights and constitutional claims, foreclosures, criminal cases, collection of monies, damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and in claims against the United States based upon the Federal Torts Claims Act. He has also appeared in numerous occasions before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Mr. Zambrana-Aviles also served as an adjunct professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (PUCPR), School of law during 2011, where he taught a regular course on Immigration Law. He is also a licensed notary public for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Immigration Law
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • General torts (damages)
  • Family immigration
  • Immigration through investment
  • Notary Public
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    • Standard contingency fees are 33% for collection and general torts (damages, i.e. medical malpractice, slip and falls, etc) cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • For information on hourly rates, payment plans and other billing matters, please contact our office.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
1st Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Certifications
Certified Notary Public (Puerto Rico Supreme Court)
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
RussianYes 
SpanishYesYes
Professional Experience
Partner, Zambrana Law Office
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Representing individuals and corporations before the U.S. District Court and the Courts of Puerto Rico in environmental litigation, labor law claims, civil rights (42 U.S.C. §1983) and other First Amendment claims, employment law, foreclosure, criminal cases (drug trafficking conspiracies and firearm offenses), collection of monies, damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and in claims against the United States based upon the Federal Torts Claims Act. Providing "trial basis" advice and representation to Gerardo A. Carlo Altieri & Associates in bankruptcy, adversary and other civil proceedings pending before the U.S. Bankruptcy and District Courts for the District of Puerto Rico, as well as before other Commonwealth Courts.
Adjunct Professor, Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law
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Taught the Immigration and Nationality Law course at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law during the fall semester, 2011.
Associate, Herrero & Herrero Law Offices
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Managed the office’s appellate practice before the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, particularly petitions for judicial review of adjudications of public construction bids. Represented Municipalities of Puerto Rico in over 40 collection cases before the Commonwealth Courts. Represented and counseled individuals, corporations and Municipalities in matters related to torts, employment claims, contracts, family and criminal law.
Education
University of Puerto Rico - Río PiedrasJ.D. (2007)Law
Carnegie Mellon UniversityB.S. (2004)Science, History and Policy, International Relations
Honors: Dean's list.
Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture, St. Petersburg, Russian FederationLanguage certification (2002)Russian Language
Professional Activities
Member Federal Bar Association 2011-Current
Details: Member of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Professional Associations
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
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PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • The Israeli-built Separation Wall in the West Bank
    University of Puerto Rico, School of Law Law Review

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Attorney and Notary Public
254 San Jose Street
Third Floor
Old San Juan, PR 00901
USA
Telephone: 787.919.0026