Attorney at Law
DC, MD, PR
I have had an intense litigation practice, which has included analyzing case controversies, conducting relevant research, devising and implementing litigation strategies, conducting effective discovery and exercising all available litigation tools in representing clients. Drafted and filed numerous answers to complaints and dispositive motions of all sorts with comprehensive memoranda in support, attended Court events including oral arguments before District Court Judges, conducted numerous depositions, and conducted… read more other discovery.
- Appellate Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Cease & Desist Letter
- Demand Letter
- Settlement Agreement
- Other Lawsuits & Disputes Matter
- Case Law Research
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
- Immigration Consults
- Other Immigration Matter
"I faced a situation in which a labor union was deducting dues without my consent in violation of U.S. Supreme Court precedent. I reached out to Mr. Valencia for help and he took the union to court on my behalf. Thanks to him, the union stopped deducting money from my wages and refunded all the money it had unlawfully taken from me. Mr. Valencia always provided me with sound legal advice and diligent professional service."
"Mr. Valencia successfully defended me in a frivolous federal lawsuit filed against me for alleged discrimination in employment on the basis of political beliefs. He was always diligent in his work and went out of his way devising strategies to put an end to the lawsuit."
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
Jul 2018 - Present
Represent individual public and private sector employees in claims against labor unions and employers for constitutional law violations and unfair labor practices. Nationwide litigation practice, including proceedings before federal courts in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Puerto Rico, as well as several administrative forums.
Cancio, Nadal, Rivera & Diaz, PSC
Aug 2016 - Feb 2018
Represented private sector clients, as well as public corporations in civil cases before state and federal courts. Lead counsel in multiple cases involving issues of constitutional law, breach of contract claims and complex tort litigation, among others. Such duties involved appearing in proceedings before state and federal courts, drafting dispositive motions and conducting extensive discovery.
Department of Justice of Puerto Rico
Assistant Attorney General
Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
Represented the Commonwealth and its officers, including cabinet-level agency heads, the Senate of Puerto Rico, senators, legislative officials, as well as mayors and other elected and executive officers, in cases before the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Casework included constitutional law, civil rights, among others. Lead counsel in three federal civil trials.