Company: Valenzuela-Alvarado, LLC
Location: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Jose-Enrico Valenzuela, Attorney at Valenzuela Alvarado, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil rights litigation.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Political Science in 1999, magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico at the Río Piedras campus, Mr. Valenzuela continued his education with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2002 from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in San Germán.
After his bar admittance in 2003, Mr. Valenzuela fist excelled at at private practice and from 2003 to 2011 in the Puerto Rico Department of Justice. While working in civil litigation at the Department of Justice, he was appointed by then Secretary of Justice as director of legal affairs where he was in charge of civil state and federal litigation of around twelve to twenty-four attorneys from 2006 to 2009 and thereafter as assistant solicitor general with the Puerto Rico Department of Justice from 2009 to 2011.
In 2011, Mr. Valenzuela founded Valenzuela-Alvarado, LLC (Legal & Counseling Services) in Hato Rey. The firm specializes in personal injury, family law, civil rights, intellectual property, medical malpractice, government and legislative affairs and corporate litigation. Additionally, he has worked since 2011 pro bono as District Justice before the Board of Directors of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, specifically in District XXVII-Puerto Rico, representing the three law schools in Puerto Rico: the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and Pontifical University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
Mr. Valenzuela published “Courtroom Confession” in 2020 and shines as a legal and political analyst with Sistema TV Informa (News Program), Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez with “Mi Gente” (talk show), Canal 13-Tele Oro. His professional memberships include the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Puerto Rico Lawyers Association.
Mr. Valenzuela was inspired to become a lawyer by what he saw when he went to his father’s country, Chile, where he witnessed multiple violations of civil rights. From then on, he decided that he was going to be an attorney. He is proudest of his 2020 book “Courtroom Confessions” concerning a civil case that he argued and won in favor of the defendant. Mr. Valenzuela’s goal in the next few years is to launch a new business called Verbum. It is going to be about continuing legal education network for people to access through the internet and eventually through an app. He would like to expand the continuing legal education and other types of education within the program in a very structured way.
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