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Angel E. Portilla joined the legal profession in order to promote social change, justice, and accountability through the practice of law. He is the Managing Attorney at the Morgan Law Group Puerto Rico Branch Office. He leads a team of talented and committed attorneys and staff, who have assisted both businesses and individuals that suffered as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Additionally, he represents victims of natural disasters in Puerto Rico against the deficient response of insurance carriers. He and his team are responsible for successfully recovering millions of dollars in unpaid claims.
He has also been involved in a series of complex litigation cases ranging from anti-trust to torts and contract law. Mr. Portilla participated in multiple humanitarian missions around Puerto Rico bringing aid to those affected by Hurricane Maria and the 2020 earthquakes. These efforts positively impacted hundreds of families all over Puerto Rico who were in desperate need of assistance.
Mr. Portilla graduated with honors in 2010 from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico earning his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. In 2009, he earned the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence Award after he obtained one of the highest grades in the Business Administration Program. He obtained his law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he graduated with honors and served as a Representative and Treasurer of the Student Council. As a law student, he participated as a pro bono student attorney in the University of Puerto Rico’s Legal Clinic, where he assisted indigent citizens in a variety of cases and logged hundreds of hours in pro bono work.
Mr. Portilla gained governmental experience while serving as Legislative Aide to the President of the Commission of Housing and Urban Development of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, where he collaborated in the preparation of legislation to tackle the mortgage crisis among other projects to alleviate the current economic crisis in the island. As Legislative Aid, he assisted in the drafting of legislation to expand access to affordable housing in Puerto Rico as well as legislation which recognized additional rights to temporary employees.