Annette Cortés Arcelay

Annette Cortés Arcelay

Limited Member
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Annette Cortés Arcelay is a Limited Member of the Firm and member of the Litigation and Trial Practice Department of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC. Ms. Cortés Arcelay has experience litigating at both trial and appellate court levels. She concentrates on complex civil and commercial litigation, distributorship, franchising and representation related suits and disputes, government procurement processes and contracts, construction defects claims and facilities related disputes, civil rights, and administrative and appeal proceedings.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2005


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 2008
  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2002
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Honor Roll, Social Sciences Department
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Comparing the HRC and the Inter-American System, The International Litigation Committee Quarterly, American Bar Association, 27:1, Fall, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colegio de Abogados, Member, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Adsuar Muniz Goyco Seda & Perez-Ochoa, P.S.C., Senior Associate, 2008 - 2010
  • O'Neill & Borges, Associate, 2003 - 2007
  • Puerto Rico Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Associate Justice, 2003 - Present
  • Axtmayer, P.S.C., Associate, 2002 - 2003


  • Spanish
  • English