Raphael A. Briones is an associate in the litigation and insurance subrogation departments. Mr. Briones has focused his practice in the areas of commercial, general civil, and construction litigation, and taxation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Briones worked at small boutique litigation firms and in tax advisory for a global corporation. Mr. Briones has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil actions. While at the prior law firms, he notably worked on matters defending a major New York government municipal agency in commercial disputes, representing individual homeowners in foreclosure actions that were adjudicated before the Appellate Divisions, seeking recovery on behalf of investors including, but not limited to, recovery on behalf of a group of investors who were lured into investing in a massive co-working ponzi scheme, and representing a real estate developer based in Queens, New York in many of its complex construction and development related disputes.
Mr. Briones received his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School and his Masters of Law in Taxation from Loyola Law School. While in law school, Mr. Briones served low income, disadvantaged, and marginalized communities as a summer legal intern at the Northwest Justice Project in Tacoma, Washington and worked as an intern in the Music Licensing department at Sony Music Corporation in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Briones also served as the Southwest and Southern California Regional Chair for the National LGBT Bar Association's Law Student Congress during his 3L year of law school. Mr. Briones earned a Double-Degree—both Bachelor of Arts—from the University of Washington. While attending the University of Washington, he was an active brother in the Theta Theta Chapter of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. As an alumnus, Mr. Briones remains an avid University of Washington Husky Football fan.
Mr. Briones is actively committed to public service and continuously seeks opportunities to volunteer. Most recently, Mr. Briones volunteers at the LeGal: The LGBT Bar Association of New York's Tuesday Night Legal Clinic.