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Alberto J. Castaner Esq.

Alberto J. Castaner Esq.

 
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Maritime Law...
  • 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
Elwood Stevens Jr June 30, 2020
Rating: 10 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. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Mr. Castaner and I serve as co-lead counsel in a Class Action lawsuit pending the US District Court, District of Puerto Rico involving the unlawful collection of enhanced security fees at the Port of San Juan.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

He and I serve as co-counsel on behalf of 20 named plaintiffs and 200 absent class members seeking to recover enhanced security fees they paid to the Puerto Rico Ports Authority which are alleged to have been collected in violation of the dormant commerce clause.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
We have served and continue to serve as co-counsel since February 2017 and have been involved in pursuing these claims in the USDC, as well as, the US First Circuit Court of Appeal, since that time.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Mr. Castaner has been a zealous advocate and valuable complex litigation team member who was the primary drafter of cornerstone pleadings and principal writer of critical portions of legal memoranda and appellate briefing regarding crucial issues relating to jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, unjust enrichment and undue collection causes of action. He has repeatedly demonstrated exceptional scholarship & devotion to the clients' cause. His unyielding resolve to their success has been exemplary.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Mr. Castaner's grasp of federal civil procedure, motions practice, administrative law, constitutional mandates and the bounds of complex sovereign and qualified immunity, as well as, appellate procedure are exceptional and have been an immensely beneficial resource for all team members to draw upon.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Mr. Castaner's has repeatedly demonstrated an artfully persuasive writing style which swiftly brings the issue presented into focus and provides the reader with an authoritative legal foundation to resolve the issue in a fair and favorable way to our clients.

Communication Skills: Very Good

Mr. Castaner's command of both Spanish and English languages are impressive and his oratorical skills lend credence and logical support for the arguments espoused in pleadings and briefs submitted by our team on behalf of all plaintiffs.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Alberto Castaner's professional demeanor is second only to his irreproachable moral compass and rigid adherence to the boundaries of good faith, fair dealing and his unyielding quest for the truth.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Commercial litigation, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law, Maritime Law, Administrative Procedure
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know Alberto Castaner and can say that I have found him to be readily available, responsive, responsible and an incredibly valuable team player who delivers on his promises and performs the work for which he assumes responsibility in a timely and professional manner. I would be more than happy to have him on my team ANYTIME.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I look forward to the opportunity to work with Alberto again. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Other

Alberto was co-counsel with me on a maritime injury case we filed in District Court in Puerto Rico.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

We jointly represented the plaintiff in a maritime injury case filed in District Court in Puerto Rico.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
January 2017 through July 2018
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Alberto is very knowledgeable on maritime law issues, was very helpful on local procedure, and was able to find a local expert on liability issues.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Alberto is very knowledgeable on maritime law issues and concerning local (Puerto Rico) procedure.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Alberto helped us develop a very effective case and overcome defense issues that resulted in defendants paying substantial policy limits.

Communication Skills: Excellent

He and I communicated verbally efficiently and effectively, and his writing skills are top notch.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

No problems here. Alberto is courteous, professional, and maintains good relations with opposing counsel.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Admiralty and Maritime law; Personal Injury Law; Civil Procedure.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation

Our case did not have any argued motions and did not proceed to trail, so I did not have the opportunity to observe Alberto's talents for oral argument or trial. I have no doubt, however, that he is well skilled in both areas.

Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Very easy and comfortable to work with. Meets deadlines. Does very high quality work.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes