Awarded Juris Doctor in 1989 from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law. Admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar, and the United States Court of Veterans Appeal in 1990. In 1992 he was admitted by the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In 1992 he joined the Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico. Since then he has dedicated himself to the defense of indigent.