Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq. (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq. (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq.

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Licensed for 20 years

Serving San Juan, PR (view address)

Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq.

Serving San Juan, PR (view address)

About Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq.

Tessie Leal Garabis is a trial attorney with over 16 years of experience in local and federal forums. Tessie has represented numerous clients from the private and public sectors and obtained favorable judgements or settlements in their favor. Among those clients Tessie has represented TracFone, ATT, Walmart Inc, APS Health Care, Triple S Salud, Central Parking System, The Municipality of San Juan, the Municipality of Mayaguez, SMG Latin America, Puerto Rico Convention Center, The Department of Justice of Puerto Rico, and PRIDCO.… Read more

Tessie Leal Garabis is a trial attorney with over 16 years of experience in local and federal forums. Tessie has represented numerous clients from the private and public sectors and obtained favorable judgements or settlements in their favor. Among those clients Tessie has represented TracFone, ATT, Walmart Inc, APS Health Care, Triple S Salud, Central Parking System, The Municipality of San Juan, the Municipality of Mayaguez, SMG Latin America, Puerto Rico Convention Center, The Department of Justice of Puerto Rico, and PRIDCO.

EXPERIENCE

Lead attorney in numerous cases involving civil rights violations tried before a jury at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico with favorable judgements for the client.

Obtained a judgement in a jury trial at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in favor of the client in a sexual harassment case with an exposure of over $2,000.000.00

Obtained the dismissal of various Injunctions and TRO’s filed against clients in the United States District Court of the District of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Court of First review in cases involving trademark violations.

Argued Appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Litigated Mandamus Complaints for clients in the public sector with favorable judgements for the client.

Handled numerous appellate court matters including appeals before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, the Puerto Rico Courts of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit with favorable outcomes for the client.

Lead attorney in numerous tort cases before the Puerto Rico Court of First Review.

Represented clients before the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Board.

Publications

• Análisis Comparativo de las Partidas en Daños Punitivos, Revista de Derecho Puertorriqueño, Vol. 37 Nos. 2-3, pags. 429-446 (1998)

REPORTED CASES

• Cruz Camacho v. Walmart PR Inc., JDP2009-0512, tort case; judgment in favor of client Walmart.

• Daisy Rivera v. Commonwealth of PR, Civil Action 03-1177, Sexual Harassment; judgment in favor of client.

• Ticket Center v. Autoridad del Distrito del Centro de Convenciones, 2014 WL 1007306 (TCA), Injunction, RPF reconsideration; dismissed in favor of client.

• Bird Development Corp. v. Municipality of San Juan; 2015 WL 5178424 (TCA), contract law; appeal in favor of client dismissing the case.

• Yuriy Pritchak v. Onshelf Media; DPE2013-0663, injunction under “trademark law”; won in favor of client.

• Tany Silva v. acaa; Civil Action No. 02-2380, civil rights; hung jury and they settled in favor of client.

• Punto Verde v. Municipality of San Juan; KPE2011-2754, injunction; declaratory judgment won in favor of client.

• Skytec v. AAA; 2012 WL 2573409 (TCA)

Memberships & Affiliations

• American Bar Association

• Member of the Law Review of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (1997- 1998) Read less
Mellado & Mellado Villarreal

Areas of Law

  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Law
  • Municipal Law

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Credentials

Position

Associate

Admission Details

Admitted in 2001, Notary Public
1999, Puerto Rico
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Law School Attended
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Class of 1995
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended

Bently University
Class of 1995
B.A.

Languages
English and Spanish and Italian


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq. was admitted in 1999 to the State of Puerto Rico.
Does this attorney speak any other languages?
Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq. speaks Italian and Spanish.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Mellado & Mellado Villarreal has 4 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Tessie Leal-Garabis, Esq. attended Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Mellado & Mellado Villarreal was established in 1966.

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