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Hector Manuel Laffitte, Puerto Rican federal judge. Bar: United States District Court Puerto Rico 1959, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1959, Supreme Court Puerto Rico 1959, United States Military Appeals 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.

Background

Laffitte, Hector Manuel was born on April 13, 1934 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Son of Miguel and Gilda (Colomer) Laffitte.

Education

Bachelor, Interamerican University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, University Puerto Rico, 1958. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1960.

Career

Associate Hartzell, Fernandez & Novas, 1959-1964. Private practice law, 1965-1966. Partner Nachman, Feldstein, Laffitte, & Smith, 1966-1969, Laffitte & Dominguez, 1970-1983.

Judge The United States of America District Court Puerto Rico, since 1983. Advisor on labor practice and procedures Government of the United States Virgin Islands, 1970.

Achievements

  • Bar: United States District Court Puerto Rico 1959, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1959, Supreme Court Puerto Rico 1959, United States Military Appeals 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.

Membership

Member Governor's Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments, 1977-1983, Governor's Advisory Committee on Labor Policy, 1977-1983. Member Civil Rights Commission of Puerto Rico, 1969-1972. Member magistrate judges committee of Judicial Conference, 1992.

Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Arbitration, Association of Labor Relations Practitioners, Institute Judicial Administration.

Connections

Married Nydia M. Rossy, June l3, l958. Children: Yasmin, Hector W., Bernice M., Walter M., Giselle M.

father:
Miguel Laffitte

mother:
Gilda (Colomer) Laffitte

spouse:
Nydia M. Rossy

child:
Hector W. Laffitte

child:
Bernice M. Laffitte

child:
Giselle M. Laffitte

child:
Walter M. Laffitte

child:
Yasmin Laffitte