Giner Dapena Law is a Law Firm that provides counseling in all areas of labor and employment law, civil and commercial litigation, data privacy and security, medical cannabis, and blockchain technology, among other areas of practice.  The Firm actively litigates on behalf of clients before the Puerto Rico and Federal courts, as well as before administrative forums and private arbitration. The Firm has also expanded its services to Chicago, Illinois. While highly experienced in litigation, the Firm also provides preventive counseling and training. Accordingly, it maintains close communication with clients before a matter reaches litigation. The Firm also represents individual client cases and negotiation of severance agreement and extrajudicial settlements before litigation. The Firm also provides seminars and training sessions for clients and business community groups and keeps its clients abreast of current developments which may impact their operations. 

Its Founder Pedro E. Giner Dapena, Esq.  Mr. Giner Dapena has a Magna Cum Laude Psychology major from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and a Magna Cum Laude Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law (99.1% score in the 2002 Bar Exam).  Mr. Giner Dapena has ample experience with 19 years representing Fortune 500 hundred and local companies in Puerto Rico in various industry sectors like manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, hospital, hotel, banking, wholesale, retail, software, and services. As such, he has developed cogent and cost-effective business, operational, compliance and regulatory, litigation and counseling skills representing clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies.  He also provides trainings and seminars to clients and general public in the above matters. He is a Notary Public, Certified Arbitrator, and Registered Notary for Weddings. He is Admitted to practice in Puerto Rico, the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (currently applying for the Illinois Bar).

Grown and groomed in Puerto Rico’s top law firms since the beginning of his career, on 2011 he became a founding partner of Usera, Figueroa & Giner – enjoying a 6 year successful run in a law firm operation.  In September 1, 2017 he embarked in his own journey and founded Giner Dapena Law, and has since grown his clientele and practice areas. 

Mr. Giner Dapena also has startup experience, developing the MesadApp (a smartphone application to calculate Law 80-1976’s severance pay (the “mesada”), and Legalisto.com.  He also dedicates his time serving as a Board Director of the non-profit Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s number 1 food bank, where he has gained valuable corporate governance experience, and is a member of several practice groups. Most importantly, he is a devoted father of two, husband, and proud Puerto Rican who believes in working hard, enjoying life and putting his daily duty to make the island a great place to live.

Giner Dapena Law also has a strategic business partnership with Lazaro Law Group, a premier law firm with offices in San Juan and Chicago (www.lazarolawgroup.com).   Giner Dapena Law also has a solid network of law firms and service providers to cater and attend all our client’s legal needs.

Of Counsel

Mr. Lázaro regularly litigates before Illinois, Puerto Rico, and United States courts in all aspects of employment law as well as suits under sections 1983 and 1981.
Mr. Lázaro has advised hundreds of senior managers faced with difficult employment situations. He prides himself in finding practical solutions to the most challenging of situations and regularly obtains significant outcomes for individuals prior to litigation. When litigation ensues, Mr. Lázaro is known as a tenacious, detailed oriented advocate who obtains results.
Mr. Lázaro frequently travels throughout the United States and beyond to train human resources personnel as well as managers and supervisor in such topics as sexual harassment, retaliation, disability and leave law, and the implementation of effective tools to manage employee performance. Some of the companies he has trained include the Boeing Company, COSTCO, McDonald’s Co., and Walgreens Co., among others. Mr. Lázaro is also a frequent speaker on employment related topics. He has lectured on a wide range of topics including Social Networking in the Workplace, the effects of medical marijuana on leave and accommodation issues, and Strategies for Reclassifying Previously Misclassified Employees. These topics are incorporated into his training sessions.
Mr. Lázaro is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Cornell University. After graduating law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Juan Pérez-Giménez of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Lázaro is licensed to practice in the Courts of Illinois and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
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