Leticia Casalduc Rabell joined Indiano & Williams, P.S.C. in January 2012. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After graduating from Academia San José High School in Guaynabo, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts in 1987. Her studies at Tufts included a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain, where she returned after graduation and a year of work in Puerto Rico to the School of Diplomacy of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After completing that one-year program through a scholarship of the Institute of Iberoamerican Cooperation, she enrolled at Stanford Law School, in Palo Alto, California, where she completed her J.D. in 1992. In 1993 Ms. Casalduc presented and published a paper in the journal that collected all the interdisciplinary works presented by educators, administrators and policy makers at the symposium of the California Research Institute on Special Education and Cultural Diversity of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Casalduc returned to Puerto Rico where, in line with her interest in public policy, she joined the team of attorneys, clerks and experts assigned to the Court Appointed Monitor in the class action litigation regarding conditions of confinement in Puerto Rico prisons that was under receivership by the United States District Court, Morales Feliciano v. Romero Barceló, 672 F.Supp. 591 (D.P.R. 1979).
In 1997, she began working in the Office of the Solicitor General of the Puerto Rico Department of Justice, handling appellate work before the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and Supreme Court as well as the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Before the latter she briefed and argued myriad section 1983 cases. In the local courts, Ms. Casalduc defended the processes and programs of a diverse group of government agencies, including bidding processes, regulations and public works. In 2008, after 11 years as Assistant Solicitor General, Ms. Casalduc was appointed by the Secretary of Justice to the position of Deputy Solicitor General, where she collaborated with the Solicitor General in the direction of the Office and in the supervision of over 30 Assistant Solicitor Generals handling the Government’s appellate work.
Ms. Casalduc is admitted to practice in Puerto Rico as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.