Rafael A. Llano

Rafael is an Associate in the firm’s Business Litigation Group and has a diverse commercial and complex civil litigation practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. Rafael represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, breaches of employment agreements and restrictive covenants, consumer fraud claims, and shareholder disputes. Rafael has also represented clients in insurance coverage and construction defect litigation.

Prior to joining Archer, Rafael was an associate at a New Jersey law firm where he represented clients in insurance coverage and business litigation. Following law school, Rafael served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Association (2022-2024 Term)
  • Member, Homeless Solutions, Inc., Young Professional Advisory Council

Articles and Presentations

  • Moderator, Extreme Risk Protective Order Act and Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act, Morris County Bar Association (February 2020)
  • Moderator, Primer for Young Lawyers on Depositions, Morris County Bar Association (July 2019)


Archer Welcomes Class of 2023 Summer Associates

Patrick Papalia Interviewed for the New Jersey Law Journal Article "A Matter of Strategy Now: Remote Depositions Are Becoming a Tactical Issue"

Steven Mignogna to Speak on Significant Trends in Estate & Trust Litigation at the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention