Raul E. Bandas

Raul E. Bandas is one of Puerto Rico’s premier criminal defense and civil trial attorneys. Mr. Bandas is a seasoned and respectable attorney with superb litigation skills and courtroom legal experience in federal and local courts. Mr. Bandas has successfully defended, either to jury verdict or bench trial, clients criminally indicted in federal or local courts for violations of federal, state, or local statutes. He has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in a host of civil matters filed before United States or local courts, administrative forums, mediators, or arbitrators.

During his 30+ years of experience, Mr. Bandas held increasingly difficult legal positions in wide array of legal fields. He served as Assistant District Attorney, Department of Justice of Puerto Rico; Assistant Counsel, Business Integrity and Procurement Fraud Section, United States Defense Logistics Agency; Special Projects Officer, Colonel, United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Army Reserve Legal Command; Assistant Military Magistrate Judge, US Army; and Senior Legal Advisor / Legal Training Officer / Counterinsurgency Officer, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command, US Army, Kabul / Mazar e Sharif, Republic of Afghanistan; General Counsel, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus; and General Counsel, Department of Health of Puerto Rico.

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Commonwealth of Virginia

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

United States District Court, District of Puerto Rico

United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

United States Immigration Court, District of Puerto Rico

United States Bankruptcy, District of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Notary Public