Our Firm

The Batista Law Group is a boutique law firm dedicated to the protection of individuals and corporate clients from financial injury. Over the years, The Batista Law Group has come to be recognized as the premier law firm in Puerto Rico in the areas of bankruptcy and consumer financial protection laws. The attorneys at The Batista Law Group have helped thousands of individuals resolve their financial difficulties through the protections offered by the federal bankruptcy laws. The firm’s diverse bankruptcy practice includes serving as Debtor’s Counsel in Chapter 11, Chapter 13, as well as Chapter 7 cases.

In the area of consumer protection, the attorneys at The Batista Law Group, have filed cases to protect consumers from wrongful and deceitful collection practices in hundreds of consumer protection cases. Either on behalf of injured individuals or a class, the Batista Law Group has successfully litigated cases in the areas of Federal Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Truth In Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as violations of the United States Bankruptcy Code, amongst others.

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Our Principles


The attorneys at The Batista Law Group provide every client, whether an individual or a small business owner, the individualized attention only a boutique law firm can provide. Simply, your case – from the initial consultation to its resolution – will be handled directly by an attorney and you will deal directly with an attorney.


The foremost objective is to solve the client’s financial injury. With every client, our goal is to ease your financial pain, restore your financial health, so that you and yours can have a new beginning in your finances. These objectives will be achieved by, amongst others, eliminating excess debt, restructuring your debt load, restoring your credit, or seeking compensation for financial harm.


To achieve this result, the attorneys at The Batista Law Group apply their over 90 years of combined experience with their unique expertise in the areas of finance, economics, and business to attend, address and resolve the client’s financial injury.

To speak to our of our attorneys about your financial injury, please contact us at (787) 620-2856. We will be honored if you allow us to consider your financial pain.

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Meet Our Attorneys

With over 90 years of combined experience, the attorneys at The Batista Law Group are passionate about helping your remedy your financial injury. As members of Puerto Rico’s leading and consumer protection law firm, our attorneys put their experience to work for clients who are facing overwhelming financial pressure and distress.
If you retain The Batista Law Group, you and your case will receive personalized representation directly from a lawyer who truly cares about your well-being. The attorneys at The Batista Law Group their knowledge, expertise, and experience to help you achieve a favorable resolution.
Please read our attorneys’ biographies to learn more about them, their legal backgrounds, and accomplishments.

Jesus E. Batista

Managing Member -The Batista Law Group, PSC.

Mr. Batista is an attorney and financial advisor who specializes in situations of financial distress. Mr. Batista received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, his MBA with a specialization in finance and economics from Loyola University in Chicago and his B.A. in finance from Marquette University. Mr. Batista is also a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (successfully completed, pending certification). Mr. Batista is the founding Member of The Batista Law Group, PSC., a boutique bankruptcy and consumer law firm focused on middle market business bankruptcies as well as an active consumer law practice. Mr. Batista is also the founder of The Private Equity Firm, LLC., an advisory firm that provides financial and operational advise, as well as access to debt or equity funding, to business or entities in situations of financial distress.

As an attorney, Mr. Batista represents corporate and individual debtors facing financial distress whether through bankruptcy restructurings or out of bankruptcy workouts. Mr. Batista has been retained as lead Debtor’s Counsel in over 70 Chapter 11 cases and thousands of Chapter 13 and/or Chapter 7 cases. Prior to founding The Batista Law Group, PSC., Mr. Batista was a member of the financial restructuring group at the Chicago Office of Barnes and Thornburg, LLP. There, Mr. Batista represented commercial lenders and borrowers in connection with structured and securitized asset financings; loan restructurings; bankruptcy matters; and financial institutions in regulatory matters.

Prior to his legal practice, Mr. Batista was a vice-president of mortgage lending at North Shore Trust & Savings; there Mr. Batista created, managed and directed North Shore’s wholly owned mortgage lending subsidiary, North Shore Lending Group. In addition, Mr. Batista formerly served as President of Kasa Development, a real estate development and advisory services firm.

Mr. Batista is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Illinois, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Court of Puerto Rico. Publications, articles and other writings Include: Coauthored, American Bankruptcy Institute Preference Handbook – 2005 Edition. The ABI Preference Handbook covers the elements of a bankruptcy preference as well as the statutory exceptions and defenses; Co-authored Are All Creditor “Animals Equal”? Treatment of New Value Under § 547 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, April 2004. Article has been cited for its authoritative value by multiple bankruptcy courts; Co-authored a Chapter on Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law. STARTING POINTS: FUNDAMENTALS OF PRACTICE IN ILLINOIS, 2004; Co-authored Who’s on First? The 8th Circuit Shines in on the Interplay of ‘Circular Priority’ and Bankruptcy Law. American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Winter 2003; Co-authored The Last Word on When a Dispute is Bona Fide! Business Credit, May 2004 Vol 106 Issue 5, Pg 78.

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William Rivera-Vélez


Mr. Rivera-Vélez is an attorney admitted into the legal practice in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Mr. Rivera-Vélez is also admitted as a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Mr. Rivera-Vélez received his J.D. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and his B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy, consumer law and foreclosure in Federal and State Courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rivera-Vélez worked as an attorney in the litigation department of various local firms in the areas of civil and commercial litigation in Federal and State Courts. Mr. Rivera-Vélez has acted as lead or co-counsel in multiple civil and commercial litigation cases including antitrust, insurance, contract disputes, personal injury, debt collection and foreclosure.

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Alfredo D Frontera Luciano

Alfredo D. Frontera Luciano


Mr. Alfredo D. Frontera Luciano is an Associate at The Batista Law Group where he works in the practice area of bankruptcy and consumer law protection. In the area of bankruptcy, Mr. Frontera has assisted in the drafting and filing of complex business and individual Chapter 11 cases; including cases under Sub-Chapter V of the Code, as well as consumer Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases. Mr. Frontera consumer law practice focuses in areas of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to protect clients from wrongful and deceitful collection practices from creditors, banks, lenders, and/or debt collectors.
Prior to his practice at The Batista Law Group, Mr. Frontera worked at various Puerto Rico civil focused law firms where he handled complex cases in the areas of contract, mortgage, and real estate law. He also assisted in multiple homeowner’s insurance cases against insurers for breach of contract and property damages due to Hurricane Maria. Mr. Frontera obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Faculty of Law of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Frontera also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Prior to his legal work experience, Mr. Frontera interned as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Aileen Navas Auger in the Judicial Center of San Juan. Outside the work area, Mr. Frontera has also served as pro-bono volunteer at Clínica Legal de la Comunidad. Attorney Frontera is admitted to practice law in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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Carlos A. Ortiz Morales


Mr. Ortiz is an Off-Counsel at The Batista Law Group, PSC. and serves as Special Litigation Counsel in the Firm’s Consumer Law Practice. A skilled and dynamic trial lawyer, Mr. Ortiz has over 45 years of civil litigation experience and has tried hundreds of jury trials in federal and state court. At The Batista Law Group, Mr. Ortiz focuses his practice on consumer financial protection litigation such as debt collection harassment and credit reporting errors. Attorney Ortiz litigates consumer injury cases on an individual basis as well as class actions.
Mr. Ortiz’ litigation practice is extensive. Prior to joining The Batista Law Group, Mr. Ortiz successfully tried and obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts for his clients in medical malpractice and wrongful death matters. In addition to his private practice experience, Attorney Ortiz has accumulated extensive public sector experience having served as Under Secretary of State – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Special Public Policy Advisor – Mayor of San Juan; as well as Special Counsel of Financial Corruption – Senate of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Ortiz is licensed to practice law in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Ortiz obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico – School of Law.

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