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Roberto Vela is a Maryland-based business litigator and General Counsel of Pharos Biotechnologies. In his private practice, Roberto represents regional businesses in financing, contract, and insurance disputes, cost recovery negotiations for manufacturing defects, and complex litigation involving multiple parties and multiple claims.


Prior to establishing his own practice, Roberto was an associate in the Baltimore office of a leading United States law firm, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in environmental contamination cases and nationwide products liability claims alleging exposure to carcinogenic and other hazardous substances.



* United States Patent D673744 (Digitally-Operated Lens Surface Cleaning Apparatus), Co-Inventor


Languages spoken: Spanish

Contact info

340 S Lemon Ave
Suite 2886
Walnut, CA, 91789-2706

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    7 years
  2. Business: 20%
    7 years

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Diversity AwardUniversity of Maryland2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Negligence, Insurance and Worker's Compensation SectionN/A2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionN/A2010 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A2010 - 2013
Maryland Defense CounselN/A2010 - 2012
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceN/A2010 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Legal Implications of the TOFT as the New Scientific Theory of Carcinogenesis2011
Portfolio Media (Law360)Reviving Time-Barred Actions Via Legislation2011
HB Litigation Conference ContributionThe Frye Standard (in "The Use of Expert Testimony in Asbestos Trials")2010
Portfolio Media (Law360)Weighing Unilateral Termination Of A Deposition2010
Americas: Johns Hopkins University Journal of Latin American StudiesAlternative Approaches for Venezuela s Integration into the World Economy: Lessons from Asia2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Johns Hopkins UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Peabody Conservatory of MusicPiano PerformanceBMus - Bachelor of Music2005