- Labor and employment
- Civil Litigation
- Appellate Practice
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Supreme Court
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIL AFFILIATIONS
- American Bar Association
- Bachelor in Business Administration (1993), Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico
- Juris Doctor (1997), Cum Laude, from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Mr. Juan J. Casillas-Ayala, Esq. is an Attorney at Casillas, Santiago & Torres, LLC, where he specializes in Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation. He was a shareholder in the Labor and Employment division of a major law firm in Puerto Rico, where he further sharpened his litigation skills during his 11 years tenure at the firm. Prior to this, he served as law clerk at the Court of Appeals with now Supreme Court Justice Rafael Martínez-Torres and subsequently at the Supreme Court with the retired Supreme Court Justice Francisco Rebollo-López.
Through the years, Mr. Casillas-Ayala has obtained a wealth of experience counseling and representing management in a broad array of employment and labor matters and litigation. This experience includes: employee terminations, reductions in force, reorganizations, complex litigation (i.e. class actions, wage and hour), discrimination/retaliation, sexual harassment, FMLA, arbitration (including FINRA), non- compete/solicitation issues, appellate practice, counseling and guidance in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Casillas-Ayala has also represented businesses in a wide range of specialized topics, such as torts, civil rights and has assisted corporations in the successful prosecution of employees engaged in complex fraud schemes. There is no better example of Mr. Casillas-Ayala’s counseling and defense record on behalf of Fortune 500 Companies than the prominent cases that he has litigated and that have been reported at both the federal and state levels, as follows: