University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 2000
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1996
State Bar of California
Santa Barbara County Bar Association
Rafael’s practice is focused on employment and complex litigation matters. He advises and represents clients in wage & hour actions, administrative investigations, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and collective bargaining.
Rafael joined Mullen & Henzell after serving as an attorney and hearing officer with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Region 21 in Los Angeles. He takes pride in providing a preemptive approach to litigation by educating clients and offering practical, cost-effective solutions to legal problems.
Rafael is bilingual (English/Spanish).
2005-present – Instructor of Employment Law at the University of California Santa Barbara, Human Resources and Paralegal programs
2005-2011 – Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Santa Barbara Bar Association
Board Member as legal counsel for the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association
Board Member – Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers of Santa Barbara
Frequent lecturer on employment law issues for a number of legal and human resources organizations