Javier Rivera-Carbone Biography

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law Litigation
  • Labor Relations
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Preventive Counseling + Training

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Puerto Rico


  • Inter-American University, School of Law, PR
    Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Dayton, OH
    Bachelors of Arts


Scope of Practice

Javier Rivera-Carbone is an employment law litigator and labor relations consultant. After a decade of large law-firm experience, he created his own firm focused on employment litigation, labor relations and workplace investigations. Javier represents employees and select employers in labor and employment law matters before administrative agencies, federal courts and the Courts of California and Puerto Rico.  He has an excellent record of achieving positive result for clients, and he is fully-bilingual (English/Spanish).

Javier mainly represents employees but he is also dedicated to workplace fairness. For that reason, he gives advice and trains good employers to comply with federal and state employment laws, rules and regulations. Javier also conducts neutral independent investigations into employment-related disputes or confidential matters.

Javier has experience in all aspects of workplace law litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and wage and hour cases.  He has provided labor relations advice, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, strike management and the litigation of arbitration cases and charges of unfair labor practices. Javier has also handled administrative law matters before agencies such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, the California Department of Industrial Relations, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, among others.

Professional Activities

Reported Cases

Bar Admissions

  • Courts of the State of California — Admitted 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Admitted 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California — Admitted 2014
  • Courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico — Admitted 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico — Admitted 1996
  • U.S. Circuit Court for the First Circuit — Admitted 1996