• Diego H. Alcala Laboy, LL.M.

    After completing my J.D. at the Inter-American University, School of Law, and passing the Puerto Rico Bar Exam, I was recruited at the largest public defender's office in Puerto Rico. For two years, I represented dozens of defendants in serious felonies.


    I then earned my LL.M. in International Law and Human Rights Law from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington DC. I then passed the Virginia Bar Exam and joined the Fairfax County's Public Defender's Office.


    In 2012, I returned to Puerto Rico with my family and joined the Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Puerto Rico where I handled multiple complex cases. In 2013, I left the FPD's Office to join a boutique law firm specializing in contracts and litigation.


    In 2017, I opened my own firm and now continue to represent federal defendants as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, and also advise startups.


    I'm also a proud #legaltech evangelist, founding a startup, a non-profit (Puerto Rico Legal Tech), and am constantly incorporating technologies into my legal workflow.


    I also teach law as an adjunct professor at the Inter-American University, School of Law and teach the Federal Evidence and Federal Criminal Procedure courses at the University of Puerto Rico Law School's Federal Bar Review. I also enjoy giving presentations on technology, law, and entrepreneurship.


    I'm learning Data Science and Machine Learning, founded Tiago, an online marketplace for legal professionals and Puerto Rico Legal Tech, a dedicated group of individuals connecting lawyers with developers.

    Diego H. Alcala Laboy

    Learn, grow, and do good.

    email: dalcala@defensorialegal.com

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/diegoalcala

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