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It is our honor to announce the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico®. For the 9th Edition, Best Lawyers® honored 307 lawyers in 42 practice areas, approximately 2.19%* of practicing lawyers in Puerto Rico.

Best Lawyers® is also pleased to celebrate 25 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Puerto Rico. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

2022 Puerto Rico Statistics

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 9th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico®:

  • 307 Lawyers Recognized
  • 79 Firms with Listed Lawyers
  • 42 Practice Area

Top Metro Area in Puerto Rico by Lawyer Count:

  • San Juan

Top 10 Practice Areas by Number of Recognized Lawyers:

  • Litigation
  • Corporate and M&A Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Administration Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Top 10 Most Searched Practice Areas in Puerto Rico in 2020 on bestlawyers.com:

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate and M&A Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Franchise Law
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law

*Based on information published by The Bar Association of Puerto Rico.

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