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J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico School of Law
B.A., Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico
Trial and Appellate Practice
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Bar Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Federal Bar Association
Puerto Rico Bar Association
Board of Examiners of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
The Defense Research Institute
Charles A. Bimbela-Quiñones is a Shareholder of the Litigation Division at Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. Mr. Bimbela is also member of Fiddler's Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Mr. Bimbela has extensive experience in complex litigation having participated in several multimillion dollar lawsuits, class actions and complex litigation cases involving commercial, banking, personal injury, taxation, construction, transportation and energy matters, as well as in the area of products liability. He has frequently lectured in this latter area of the law and regarding practice and litigation before and against local administrative agencies in continuing education seminars sponsored by the Puerto Rico Bar Association. Mr. Bimbela also concentrates in state appellate practice and cargo defense claims.
Mr. Bimbela participated as part of the defense counsel group for the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel in the multi-district litigation arising from the December 31st, 1986 fire that destroyed the hotel. He also was lead counsel for the Puerto Rico Telephone Company in the mass tort litigation arising from the explosion that occurred in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico on November 21, 1996, where a total of 1,500 lawsuits were presented. Mr. Bimbela was also lead counsel for the Puerto Rico Power and Energy Authority in a class action filed by energy consumers and was also counsel for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya in a class action related to the Federal Debt Collection Practice Act. Mr. Bimbela has represented various banks and pharmaceutical companies in Puerto Rico in numerous cases related to taxation issues.
Prior to joining Fiddler, Mr. Bimbela served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Peter Ortiz, Associate Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.
Among the many reported cases he has tried or argued are: Industrias Cortineras v. Puerto Rico Telephone Company, 132 D.P.R. 654 (1993); In re: Río Piedras Litigation, 106 F.Supp. 2d 198 (D.P.R. 2000); Management Administration Services v. E.L.A., 152 D.P.R. 599 (2000); First Bank of Puerto Rico v. Municipio de Aguadilla, 153 D.P.R. 198 (2001); Data Research Corp. v. César Rey, 261 F.Supp. 2d 61 (2003); Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance v. Oracle Corporation, 184 D.P.R. 689 (2012); IG Builders Corp. v. 577 Headquarters Corp., 185 D.P.R. 307 (2012).
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