Roberto Santana Aparicio

Roberto Santana Aparicio: Attorney with Del Toro & Santana
  • Senior Partner at Del Toro & Santana
  • Plaza Scotiabank, 9th Floor, 273 Ponce de Leon Avenue, San Juan, PR 00917-1902
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  • Roberto Santana-Aparicio is counsel of choice of institutional clients seeking advice on litigation strategy and to see through its subsequent implementation. He has a vast, exceptionally well-balanced experience acquired by having represented and continuing to represent diverse U.S. companies ranging from the largest banks, builders, sureties and general as well as specialty insurance companies involved in diverse fields such as real estate, construction, contract disputes, labor and employment matters and healthcare controversies, to name a few. This has contributed to his consistently achieving an extraordinarily high level of success in the swift, early and successful disposition of litigation both offensively and defensively. His practice mainly involves litigating complex cases in federal and state courts in areas such as civil RICO litigation, FCA retaliation claims, corporate directors' litigation expense advancement actions, construction industry disputes and title insurance claims.
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Reginald Heber Smith Scholar; Member and Contributor, University of Puerto Rico Law Review, 1976-1977. Co-Author: "The Supreme Court, 1975 Term," 45 University of Puerto Rico Law Review 3, 1976; "A State by State Guide to Construction and Design Law," ABA Publishing, American Bar Association, 1998 and 2009. Lecturer, National Business Institute, Puerto Rico Construction Law, 1995-2008 and Puerto Rico Foreclosure Law, 1998-2000. Member, Puerto Rico Bar Examination Board Drafting and Correcting Committee, 1987-1990; Past President, Santurce Rotary Club.

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Areas of Practice (7)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Federal Practice
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Civil RICO

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
787-754-8700  Phone
787-756-6677  Fax
University Attended:
University of Puerto Rico, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico, J.D., Law Review, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Bar Association of Puerto Rico (Member, Civil Rights Committee, 1979-1982); Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter (Officer and Director, 1987-1992; President, 1990-1991; National Delegate, 1991-1992); Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (National Vice President for the First Circuit, 1988-1992; Member, National Council, 1988-2001; Member, Select Committee on Admission Standards to Practice before Federal Courts, 1985; Member, Judicial Selection Committee, 1993-1996, Chair, 2001-2003; Audit Committee Chair, 1998-1999). Fellow: Lifetime Charter
English and Spanish
Reported Cases:
Feliciano Rosado v. Matos, Jr., 81 JTS 1, 110 D.P.R. 550, (P.R., Jan 07, 1981); Alvarez Figueredo v. Gonzalez Lamela, 93 JTS 132, 134 D.P.R. 374, (P.R., Oct 28, 1993); 95 JTS 107, 138 D.P.R. 958, (P.R., Jul 14, 1995); Morales v. Gregg Shirt Makers, Inc., 682 F. Supp. 142, (D. Puerto Rico, Mar 11, 1988); Miramar Const. Co. v. Home Depot, Inc., 167 F.Supp.2d 182, (D. Puerto Rico, Aug 21, 2001); Melendez-Arroyo v. Cutler-Hammer de P.R. Co., Inc., 273 F.3d 30, 87, (1st Cir., Puerto Rico, Dec 05, 2001); Chicago Title Ins. Co. v. Sotomayor, 394 F.Supp.2d 452, (D. Puerto Rico, Jul 12, 2005); Garcia v. Carrion, 2010 WL 3662593, (D. Puerto Rico August 11, 2010), Fabrica de Muebles J.J. Alvarez, Inc. v. WesternBank de Puerto Rico, 2011 WL 10604624 (D.Puerto Rico) (D.Puerto Rico,2011), Rishell v. Medical Card System, Inc., 2013 WL 6019212 (D.Puerto Rico) (D.Puerto Rico,2013).
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