Francisco E. Colón-Ramírez

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Mr. Colón-Ramirez' practice includes professional liability, premises liability, products and medical devices, aviation, medical malpractice, class actions, directors’ and officers’ liability, and insurance regulatory and coverage. Mr. Colón-Ramírez has tried over ten federal jury cases with successful results, and has successfully defended all appeals taken to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Colón-Ramírez also appears before administrative agencies in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, including the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Board, the Department of Health, and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

An active member of the community, Mr. Colón-Ramirez is a co-founder and current member of the Editorial Board of the Puerto Rico Citizens Task Force.  He served on the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the First Circuit Court of Appeals from 1995 to 2000 and served as the Deputy Director of Entredicho, a periodical published by the U.P.R. Law Review. 

Mr. Colón-Ramirez is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Secretary, Puerto Rico Chapter, 2005, 2003; Board of Directors, 1998-2002
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association


Honors and Awards

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  • Fellow of the American Bar Association, 2016
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • Appointment to Sub-Committee on 50 Years of History of District Court as an Article III Court, 2016
  • Appointment to Merit Selections Panel for Magistrate Judge López, 2014
  • Appointment to Merit Selections Panel for Magistrate Judge Vélez Rivé, 2011
Publications and Presentations
  • Co-author, "Staving off Anxiety Amidst Enforcement of Acts 20/22/60," Porzio Client Alert, March 25, 2021.
  • Co-author, "Vendor’s Endorsements - Understanding Coverage and Conflicts of Interests."
  • Presenter, Trial Attorneys of America 2002 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Author, "Seven Deadly Sins: The Scope and Limitations of D&O Coverage."
  • Presenter, Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, December 8-9, 2005, New York, New York.


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Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (1994)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1995)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (1995)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2015)


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (BA, 1991)

University of Puerto Rico (JD, Cum Laude, 1994)