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Alberto J. Castaner Esq.

Alberto J. Castaner Esq.

Castaner & Cía PSC
  • Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • Puerto Rico
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
4.5/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Elwood Stevens Jr
Reviewed by Elwood Stevens Jr June 30, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I could be redundant and repeat all that I have listed above but to be brief, I will summarize by saying that Mr. Castaner deserves a "10" because he is a genuinely nice person, who is very bright, energetic, diligent, honest, trustworthy, scholarly, well spoken, and in the midst of turmoil and adversity somehow manages to have fun in the process. If I needed a lawyer in Puerto Rico, I would not hesitate to hire Alberto Castaner.
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Summary

Castañer & Cía PSC has represented clients from all over the world in personal injury and wrongful death cases in Puerto Rico. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensations to those injured or the families of wrongful death victims. We hire the best experts to take your case and get the maximum compensation possible. We are known for fiercely defending our client's right and not to be the type of lawyers who will look for early settlements instead of working hard to hold those who by negligence cause damage to our clients.

We have represented clients involved in:
- Premises liability cases (accidents in hotels, airports, tourist attractions, etc.)
- Zipline excursions
- Parasailing
- Fishing excursion
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Fire safety cases
- Workplace injuries
- Jones Act claims
- Maritime injuries
- And more...

Castañer & Cía PSC ha representado a clientes de todo el mundo en casos de lesiones y muerte por accidentes en Puerto Rico. Hemos obtenido millones de dólares en compensaciones para los perjudicados o las familias de las víctimas de aquellos que han muerto a causa de un accidente. Contratamos a los mejores expertos para llevar su caso y obtener la máxima compensación posible. Somos conocidos por defender ferozmente el derecho de nuestros clientes y no ser el tipo de abogados que buscarán acuerdos de transacción rápidos en lugar de trabajar duro para responsabilizar a aquellos que por negligencia causan daños a nuestros clientes.

Hemos representado a persona envueltas en:

- Casos de responsabilidad de facilidades (accidentes en hoteles, aeropuertos, atracciones turísticas, etc.)
- Excursiones en tirolina
- Parasailing
- Excursión de pesca
- Accidentes automovilísticos
- Casos de seguridad contra incendios
- Lesiones en el lugar de trabajo.
- La Ley Jones
- Lesiones marítimas
- Y más...

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Collections
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are accepted on personal injury, products liability, collections, etc.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly fee
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
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1st Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Court of International Trade
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Cintron Law Offices
Current
- Concentrated on civil cases in Corporate Law, Employment Law, Torts, Debt Collection, and Real Estate Law. - Managed all aspects of cases from inception through completion. - Participated in State Court case litigation including legal investigation, draft of legal documents and appearance in court. - Prepared legal documents as memoranda, motions, complaints and discovery documents. - Maintained close relationships with clients, including Office of the Superintendent of the Capitol, Estate of Francisco Mendoza, Shareholders of Mendoza Enterprises, Doral Bank Center Professional Condominium, and Maderas 3C, Inc.
Research Assistant
Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, Hato Rey, P.R./ Hon. Judge Migdalia Fraticelli
Current
Professor
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- Current
Maritime and Admiralty Law
Managing Partner
Castaner & Cía PSC
- Current
- Representing clients injured in airports, retail stores, boating accidents, work related accidents, on commercial vessels and cruise ships, among others. - Providing legal advice to stevedores, port operators, custom brokers, third party logistics providers, and the Puerto Rico Shipping Association. Working on maritime related cases dealing with ship arrests, salvage claims, and other in rem proceedings. - Participating as co-counsel for Clavesbert Law Offices, PSC on transportation related cases.
Education
Tulane University School of Law
LL.M. | Admiralty and Maritime Law
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Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Member of Faculty Senate
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University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
B.A. | Psychology
Honors: Cum Laude
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Universita Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy
Certificate | International Commerce in the European Union
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Awards
Appreciation for service to crew memebers who worked for bankrupt shipowners
Seaman's Church
Represented 45 crew members left stranded for three months on two ships while owners underwent bankruptcy proceedings. Was able to accomplish repatriation of all of them in less than 30 days and collected 100% of their unpaid wages plus one month wages worth for severance pay before any other creditor in the bankruptcy collected.
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice  # 360175
Member
- Current
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U.S. Maritime Law Association
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Proctor in Admiralty
U.S. Maritime Law Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Failure to pay for storage on a boat storage lot
A: Good afternoon: You must look into Alaska state law for available remedies. If the contract was purely for land storage and no maritime services were rendered, maritime law would not apply and the land owner may not seize (or arrest) the vessel in federal court under admiralty procedures. However, a similar remedy may be available under Alaska law so we recommend you contact a local attorney for advise. Hope this was helpful. Best Regards, Alberto J. Castañer
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Contact & Map
Castañer & Cía PSC
MAI CENTER
Marginal Kennedy, 771 Cll 1, Ste 204
San Juan, PR 00920
Telephone: (787) 707-0802
Fax: (888) 227-5728
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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