Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Sheela M. Robles has dedicated her life and legal career to passionately giving a voice for those who don’t have one and standing up for others. Since the age of 18 years old she has dedicated her life to learn about the legal profession and the needs of others. She started working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Puerto Rico as a Student Clerk, assisting in a variety of civil, appellate and criminal manners. Sheela has been blessed to work in the private sector assisting clients with family matters, insurance disputes, negligence claims, contract disputes, employment discrimination matters and appeals. Sheela has focused her practice in Puerto Rico advocating different cases against individuals, insurance companies, municipalities, hospitals, and the Federal Government.
As a Law student at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, she was selected as part of the Litigation and Advocacy Team. She became President of this association for two years. Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor, Sheela represented her University in the in-state and National competitions such as the “Capitol City Challenge” celebrated in the Superior Court in Washington D.C. She won National Competitions and received awards for Best Cross Examination and Best Closing Argument.
While working at an insurance defense law firm in Puerto Rico she experienced firsthand the destruction and the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It was then she knew that making a difference in her home island and helping the affected people, including her family, get much needed assistance after the disaster was her top priority. Since then her time has been dedicated to finding ways to assist her community with food drives, collecting money, gathering emergency items and visiting the affected communities.
In her free time Sheela enjoys cooking, reading, going to the movies, spending time with her family and friends and relaxing at the beach. In 2018 Sheela joined Merlin Law Group in the San Juan, Puerto Rico office and is assisting policyholders recover their property insurance claims.
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Arts Journalism and Communications