Rodríguez-Plaza, Wilda

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Wilda Rodríguez-Plaza
  • Of Counsel


San Juan, Puerto Rico






Ms. Wilda Rodríguez-Plaza rejoined the firm's Litigation and Trial Practice as Of Counsel in January 2011. Ms. Rodríguez is an experienced attorney with solid legal experience and extensive knowledge of mortgages and foreclosures procedures, as well as bankruptcy and administrative law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rodríguez-Plaza was Superior Court Judge at the Puerto Rico Court of First Instance. Before entering the judicial branch, Ms. Rodríguez-Plaza previously worked at the Firm from 1989 to 2006, and became a partner in 1999.

During her prior years at the Firm, Ms. Rodríguez-Plaza was the lead attorney for general commercial and civil litigation in both Puerto Rico and federal courts. She also dealt with corporate matters, wills, estates, trusts, and notarial work, including drafting and authorizing deeds and loan agreements in residential and commercial areas. Her other practice areas included: litigation, bankruptcy, banking, torts, medical malpractice, administrative law, trial experience in collection of monies, foreclosures, and mass tort litigation, such as the Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation.

In bankruptcy matters, Ms. Rodríguez-Plaza handled contested matters such as relief from stay proceedings, defending objections to claims, objections to confirmation plan, motions to dismiss and convert and adversary proceedings including objections to dischargeability, and determination of secured status. She also represented financial institutions, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, and other parties in interest and developed internal manuals on foreclosure and provided training to associates and paralegals on foreclosure law.

Areas Of Practice

  • Mortgages & Foreclosures 35%
  • Bankruptcy 15%
  • Family Law 10%
  • Administrative Law 10%
  • Estate Planning, Wills Trust and Notarial Work 10%
  • Collections 10%
  • Banking and Finance Law 5%
  • Criminal 5%

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1987
  • Puerto Rico Notary Bar, 1987


  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada
    • 2006
    • Major: DWI Sentencing Practices
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • PR Bar Association (Colegio De Abogados De Puerto Rico), Member, 1987
  • Trial Lawyer Association, Member, 1987 to 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Colegio De Abogados, 1987 to 2006


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Arnold Air Society