Natalia Palmer

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Litigation


  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • Notary Public


  • Puerto Rico Bar Association


  • Bachelor Pre-Law (2005), from University of Puerto Rico
  • Juris Doctor (2009), from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Ms. Natalia M. Palmer-Cancel, Esq. is an attorney at Casillas, Santiago & Torres, LLC, with nearly ten years of experience in general civil and labor litigation and counseling, including labor and employment, contracts, administrative, among other practice areas.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Palmer-Cancel conducted an independent legal practice, mainly focusing on general civil labor and employment matters.

Ms. Palmer-Cancel’s professional experience also includes serving as Deputy Administrator of the Puerto Rico Government Employees Retirement System (PRGERS) and the Puerto Rico Judicial Retirement System (PRJRS). There, she managed and supervised the technical, administrative and daily operation of the Retirement System. The PRGERS has over 300 employees and several departments which include: Comptroller’s Office, Investments and Actuarial Liability, Loans, Legal Department, and others. Her duties included assisting the Administrator in the implementation of the public policy, represent the PRGERS in Committees created by the Board of Trustees and supervising upper management personnel. Prior to being promoted Deputy Administrator, Ms. Palmer- Cancel served as the Director of the Legal Affairs Office where she drafted legal opinions, revised regulations and procedures, and elaborated legal strategies with external, specialized firms. She also participated actively in the legislative process- reviewing proposed legislation and drafting legislation that may have an impact in the PRGERS.

Prior to her work at the PRGERS Ms. Palmer- Cancel served as Deputy Advisor in Legal and Legislative Affairs for the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where she provided legal advise through legal investigations and memoranda drafted and reviewed proposed legislation.

Ms. Palmer-Cancel also worked as an attorney in a mid-size firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her practice area was focused on labor and employment matters.