Rafael is an associate with the firm, focusing his practice on complex civil litigation, estate planning and trust and probate law. He has represented clients in the areas of environmental litigation, securities litigation, and municipal law. He has also counseled public entities on municipal law and compliance.
He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as a judicial intern for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Rafael also studied at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain and is fluent in Spanish.
Rafael is a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, the La Jolla Bar Association and the American Inns of Court, Clifford B. Wallace Chapter.