Michael Decena focuses his practice on civil and labor law litigation. At DR&R, he assists in the firm’s corporate and tax departments, as well as with litigation matters.
He specializes in immigration and electoral law working multiple cases of dual citizenship, changes in American names and visas, rectifications and ratifications of civil registry certificates. Additionally, he has experience in the areas of Civil, Criminal Law, Criminal Law regarding Transit matters, Civil And Criminal Medical Liability, also in Family Law, carrying out divorces by mutual agreements, incompatibility of characters, Vapor Divorces, Determination of heirs, Children and Adolescents´ rights (N.N.A.), in cases of loss of parental authority, among others.
He has also carried out cases of damages for telecommunications companies and banks in litigation matters, claims on the validity of preventive seizures, gender violence, etc.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Law, from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), where he also completed a master’s degree in Law and Administrative Procedures.
He has participated in seminars and congresses such as:
He is a member of the Dominican Bar Association and the Dominican Association of Immigration Lawyers of Dominican Republic and is member of Rotary International’s Rotaract and Future Rotary.
With Rotary, he devotes his free time to the social work that this organization develops within local communities, making available his professional career by providing free legal advice through legal sessions for undocumented and legally troubled people, who for economic reasons have no access to justice in our judicial system. Within the same organization he works with the FRESPON literacy program, which works on alphabetizing inmates in all in the New Prisons Model and nearby communities that require it. He has also participated in multiple service activities delivering food rations, clothing, school supplies, toys, tree planting, coastal cleaning, etc.