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Rafael ‘Tony’ Álvarez

MORGAN & CUMBAS > Rafael ‘Tony’ Álvarez

Rafael ‘Tony’ Álvarez

Associate Attorney

San Antonio, Texas


Office: (210) 435-6200

Cell: (210) 505-4143

Fax: (210) 319-4383

Mr. Álvarez joined Morgan & Cumbas in September of 2017 as an associate attorney and he handles exclusively immigration cases. As Mr. Álvarez proudly proclaims, “I chose to be a lawyer because of the people. My devotion to this profession is fueled by the relationships I develop with my clients.” With his hands-on approach, Mr. Álvarez offers vital channel of communication for many of the firm’s detained clients. He travels throughout the state of Texas to work face-to-face with clients, the majority of whom are detained in immigration detention centers.

Prior to joining Morgan & Cumbas, Mr. Álvarez was a solo practitioner in Puerto Rico. He has represented individuals in a variety of civil matters and he has provided a voice for many individuals facing criminal charges. Although he excelled in the courtrooms of San Juan, Mr. Álvarez decided to bring his talents to San Antonio to join Morgan & Cumbas‘ immigration practice.

Today, Mr. Álvarez primarily focuses his practice on detained asylum seekers. Having recently left his home in Puerto Rico in search of something better, Mr. Álvarez can relate to the struggles faced by many of his clients. Mr. Álvarez most frequently enters the scene in the early phases of the asylum process to: advise clients of the nature and purpose of immigration proceedings; consult with clients prior to Credible Fear Interviews; and facilitate release from custody through parole requests.


  • Juris Doctorate (JD), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico – Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Universidad Interamericana – Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Fundación José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón –
    Toledo, Spain


  • The Bar Association of Puerto Rico


  • English
  • Spanish

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