Carlos A. Padilla-Vélez

Contact Information:

Fax (787) 250-7565



J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Inter American University of  Puerto Rico School of Law

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico


Practice Areas:

Employment Litigation

Wrongful Termination

Employment Discrimination

Labor Management Arbitration

Labor and Employment Counseling

Wage and Hours

Worker's Compensation


Court Admissions:

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Carlos A. Padilla-Vélez is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Division of Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. Mr. Padilla is also member of Fiddler's Executive Committee and  Board of  Directors.
Mr. Padilla practices in the area of labor and employment litigation.  Mr. Padilla’s litigation practice includes labor arbitration, administrative forums, Puerto Rico trial courts and appellate practice.

From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Padilla served as a clerk to the Honorable José A. Andréu Garcia, former Chief Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, and to the Honorable Antonio S. Negrón García, former Associate Justice.


Of the many cases Mr. Padilla has litigated, the following published opinions are representative of his success in his practice area: HIETEL v. PRTC, 182 D.P.R. 451(2011) (labor arbitration); Umpierre Biascoechea v. Banco Popular, 170 D.P.R. 205 (2007) (statute of limitations); Vega v. Yiyi Motors, Inc., 146 D.P.R. 373, (1998) (wage & hour).

Office Location:

254 Muñoz Rivera Ave. 6th Floor

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918


Mailing Address:

PO Box 363507

San Juan, PR 00936-3507


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