Carlos A. Rodriguez-Vidal

Carlos A. Rodriguez-Vidal: Attorney with Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC
  • President & Chair, Litigation and Trial Practice at Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC (26 Attorneys)
  • American International Plaza, Suite 1400, 250 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, P.O. Box 70364, San Juan, PR 00936-8364
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Biography

Carlos A. Rodriguez-Vidal, a Capital Member, has practiced as a trial attorney and litigator in civil and commercial cases in the Litigation and Trial Practice Department of the firm since 1983, and is the Firm's President. He chairs the department since 2000. His daily work currently revolves around disputes involving construction, franchise, distribution and sales representation contracts and various other types of civil and commercial contracts. Because of the nature of Puerto Rico's continuously evolving economy and legal landscape, Mr. Rodriguez-Vidal has also worked over the years in diverse areas of substantive and procedural law, including federal practice and procedure, banking, government procurement and bids, product liability, insurance, antitrust, intellectual property, and petroleum marketing practices.

Published Works:

The Concept of Just Cause for the Lawful Termination of a Dealership, 58 Rev. Jur. U.P.R. 261, 58:2, 1989

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Building your Civil Trial Skills, National Business Institute, 2009

First Symposium on Torts, Interamerican University Law School Continuing Legal Education Program, 2008

Puerto Rico Comparative Civil Trial Skills and Strategies, National Business Institute, 2008

Third Symposium on Evidence Law and Litigation, Interamerican University Law School Continuing Legal Education Program, 2006

Second Symposium on Evidence Law and Litigation, Interamerican University Law School Continuing Legal Education Program, 2004

Depositions in Civil Cases, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico Annual Convention, 2004

Litigation and Disputes Over Construction in Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico Law School Trust

First Symposium on Evidence Law and Litigation, Interamerican University Law School Continuing Legal Education Program, 2002

Dealer's Contracts Act Litigation, University of Puerto Rico Law School Trust, 2001

Retention of Experts and Presentation of Expert Testimony on Calculation of Damages in Civil Cases, University of Puerto Rico Law School Trust, 2000

Workshop on Depositions in Civil Cases, University of Puerto Rico Law School Trust, 1999

Construction Law in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Bar Association and Puerto Rico Engineers and Surveyors Association, 1998

Workshop on Depositions in Civil Cases, University of Puerto Rico Law School Trust, 1998

Courtroom Presentations Program, National Institute of Trial Advocacy and Arthur Andersen LLP, St. Charles, Illinois, 1996

Courtroom Presentations Program, St. Charles, Illinois, 1995

Discovery of Evidence, Continuing Legal Education Seminar at Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1994

Local Rules of United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico - Bar Review Course, Legal Training and Research Institute (Instituto de Aprendizaje e Investigacion Juridica), 1989

Federal Rules of Evidence - Bar Review Course, Legal Training and Research Institute (Instituto de Aprendizaje e Investigacion Juridica), 1989

Personal Jurisdiction in Product Liability Cases, Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1988

Anatomy of a Civil Trial, Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1987

Honors and Awards:

Puerto Rico Bar Association Member of the Year, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships: Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, 1983 - Present

American Bar Association, 1994 - Present

House of Delegates, 1995 - Present

American Bar Foundation, 2003 - Present



Puerto Rico Law Institute, 2005 - Present

Pro Bono Activities:

Chair, Board of Directors, Oficina Legal de la Comunidad, Inc., 1993 - Present

Board of Managers, Haverford College, 1998 - Present

Legal Advisor - Ad Honorem, Civil Rights Commission of Puerto Rico, 1985 - 1988

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchising Law
  • Distribution Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(787) 759-4117  Phone
(787) 759-8000 (Ext. 2341)  Phone
(787) 767-9177  Fax
www.gaclaw.com
University Attended:
Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, B.A., Philosophy and Spanish, 1979
Law School Attended:
Columbia Law School, New York, New York, J.D., 1982
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Puerto Rico; 1989, District of Columbia; 1984, U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit; 2012, New York
Languages:
Spanish and English
Reported Cases:
Romero v. Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, 154 D.P.R. 370 (2001); Ambrosia Coal Construction Co. v. Pages, 482 F.3d 1309 (11th Cir. 2007); F.C. Bloxom Co. V. Dee Produce Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2050 (D.P.R. 2007); Castellanos-Bayouth v. P.R. Bar Ass'n, 483 F.Supp.2d 167, 508 F.Supp.2d 146 (D.P.R. 2007); Able Sales Co., Inc. v. Mead Johnson P.R., Inc., 420 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.P.R. 2006); Scotiabank v. Residential Partners, S.E., 350 F.Supp. 2d 334 (D.P.R. 2004); In re Atlantic Pipe Corp., 304 F.3d 135 (1st Cir. 2002); Seahorse Marine Supplies, Inc. v. P.R. Sun Oil Co., 295 F.3d 68 (1st Cir. 2002); PRASA v. Constructora Lluch, Inc., 169 F.3d 68 (1st Cir. 1999); Santiago v. Executive Airlines, Inc., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 34281 (1ST Cir. 1999); Schneider v. Colegio de Abogados de P.R., 947 F. Supp. 34 (D.P.R. 1996); Puerto Rico Sun Oil Co. V. U.S. EPA, 8 F.3d 73 (1st Cir. 1993); Santiago v. Group Brasil, Inc., 830 F.2d 413 (1st Cir. 1987).
ISLN:
902064032

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