Cristina M. Morales-Quiñones holds a B.A. in Political Science, having graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus in 2009; and a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, having graduated Cum Laude in 2012.
Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2013) and the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (2013), as an attorney she has assisted in the litigation of cases involving contract law, personal injury, civil rights and employment law, and mortgage foreclosures. Furthermore, as an astrophysics enthusiast with a passion for the arts, she has advised musicians, cinematographers, songwriters and visual artists in matters related to intellectual property and entertainment law.
In law school, Cristina participated in the New Technologies, Intellectual Property & Society Legal Aid Clinic (2011-2012) and had the privilege of taking part in the UPR-McConnell Valdés Intellectual Property Pro Bono Program (2011-2012). She also served as Justice for the Ramos Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (2011-2012), later being nominated as Assistant District Justice for District XXVII (Puerto Rico) and serving as such from the year 2013 to 2015. Cristina also interned for the Senate of Puerto Rico Vice-President’s Office during her last semester of law school, under the prestigious Jorge A. Ramos Comas Legislative Internship Program (2012).
In addition to serving Of Counsel to Valenzuela-Alvarado, LLC, Cristina has held several contracts with other small and boutique law firms in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including Acevedo Colón & Acevedo Vilá and Guzmán & Rodríguez-López, assisting them in their legal needs as required. She also currently serves as Part-time Campaign Assistant for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she helps find cures for blood cancer by performing diverse projects and activities for the Puerto Rico Office to enhance revenue generation in support of the organization’s mission.