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Guillermo A. Somoza-Colombani

San Juan
(787) 647-8001
Gsomoza@iguinaoharriz.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

Puerto Rico Bar Association
Notary Bar Association


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Real Estate
Government Contracts
Banking and Financial Instruments
Appellate Practice
Insurance
Healthcare


ACCREDITATIONS

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico District Federal Court

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Puerto Rico, San Juan

J.D. from Inter American University School of Law, San Juan


LANGUAGES

Spanish
English

Guillermo A. Somoza Colombani is admitted to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico with more than 20 years of experience in Civil and Criminal Law. He currently practices civil corporate and administrative litigation, torts, insurance, real estate law, and focuses on health law and related fields. He is also a notary public and government advocate.

He has extensive experience in the preparation of contracts, legal documents, defense strategies, legal action in civil and commercial cases. He provides legal counsel to several private corporations on their legal rights, obligations, and privileges in accordance with current commercial laws and regulations. As a licensed Public Notary, Guillermo Somoza Colombani also manages Cancellations and Mortgage Deeds of Promissory Notes and Mortgage Foreclosures for one of the principal Banks in Puerto Rico.

He was Secretary of Justice and Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico where the Institute of Forensic Sciences was cataloged with all the certifications and accreditations among the first Six States of the North American Nation.

He was the author and was also in charge of the Legislation to register more than 616,000 legal business documents in the Property Registry in Puerto Rico. He was also the author and developer of the first Academy of the Public Ministry where training is offered to all Prosecutors appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate in Puerto Rico.

Mr. Somoza also had the initiative to present the new protocol for dealing with crimes of prejudice, the new summary of Family Law and the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Registry (RCI). RCI is a database system for a program operated by the Public Ministry, among other officials, on smartphones that currently appears in the Criminal Justice Information System which provides prosecutors with access to information about the criminal record and photos, among other viable information.

He is an advocate for children’s rights by consistently raising awareness against child neglect and abuse through radio, print and public speaking engagements. He developed and held the First Conference of Minors in Puerto Rico that was held at the Meliá Hotel and was founder of the First Conference in Puerto Rico on Family Law that was held at the Hotel Conquistador de Fajardo, Puerto Rico. He is the author of Four Community Campaigns that impacted more than 51,000 young people from 2010-2011 in Puerto Rico; their names are "Value your Life, Do Justice to your Dreams," "Bullets of Presentation Against Domestic Violence," "Justice Avala Community," and "Cenva."