Meet the Team

Justice Rodolfo G. Palattao

Founding Partner

Retired Justice Rodolfo G. Palattao, the founder of the Law Office has served the Judiciary for more than 20 years. He was appointed as a Regional Trial Court Judge in Lucena City and was reassigned to the City of Manila in 1990. He was promoted to the Sandiganbayan in 1998 and served until 2003. While in government service he discovered his passion for teaching. He was a law professor, a bar reviewer and bar Examiner in Criminal law in 2008 and the author of the book Criminal Law Made Easy Book I and II. He graduated law from the University of East Law School and became a member of the Bar in 1965.

Atty. Rodolfo John Paul C. Palattao III

Managing Partner

Atty. Rodolfo John Paul C. Palattao III is a graduate of AB Legal Management and finished law school at the University of the East. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006. He took his masters in maritime affairs specializing in maritime law and policy in World Maritime University in Sweden. He was a Legal Researcher in the Sandiganbayan and a Director at Department of Transportation and Communication. He specializes in corporation law, litigation and maritime law.

Atty. Melvin Cydrick M. Bughao

Partner

Atty. Melvin Cydrick M. Bughao finished college at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos and graduated first in his class at the University of the East Law School. He was previously employed at the University of the Philippines, Department of Social Sciences and Department of Transportation and Communication. He specializes in Litigation, Family Law and Data Privacy.

Atty. Rodolfo John Robert C. Palattao IV

Partner

Atty. Rodolfo John Robert C. Palattao IV graduated college from Ateneo De Manila University. He finished law school and masters in business administration at De La Salle University - Far Eastern University MBA-JD program. After internships with Fortun, Narvasa & Salazar Law Firm and the Intellectual Property Office, he was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2012. He specializes in Intellectual Property: Art Law, Corporate and Commercial Law.

Ms. Caris Trina M. Lagman

Paralegal

Caris Trina M. Lagman is a philosophy graduate of the University of the Philippines. She is currently enrolled at the New Era University law school. She is a licensed real estate broker and before joining the law office she worked in Sandiganbayan, Philippine Senate and Unibersidad de Manila.

Ms. Cindy S. Bustamante

Paralegal

Cindy Bustamante graduated college from the University of Sto. Tomas. She finished law school and masters in business administration at De La Salle University - Far Eastern University MBA-JD program. She was a legal intern at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De los Angeles and Intellectual Property Office.

Mr. Fernando Marasigan Delgra Jr.

Compliance Officer

Fernando Mrasigan Delgra Jr. graduated with honors from the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) and passed the licensure examination for teachers in 2002. He has a masters degree in management at TUP and with earned units at New Era University Law School. Before joining the law office, he previously worked at W. Brown Company, Philippine Red Cross, St. Peter Christian School and Central Institute of Technology.

Ms. Joan Faustine O. Reyes

Legal Assistant

Joan Faustine O. Reyes is a nursing graduate from St. Anne College Lucena Inc. She is currently taking law at the University of the East. She is a real estate broker and her previous work experience include Wee Community Developers Inc., Jforce Elite Brokerage Team, New Century Books and General Merchandise and SM Development Corporation.

Atty. Ed Warren L. Balauag

Special Counsel

Atty. Ed Warren L. Balauag graduated college from De La Salle University. He finished law school and masters in business administration at De La Salle University - Far Eastern University MBA-JD program. He was a legal intern at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De los Angeles and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has diverse experience in taxation as he started his career at P&A Grant Thornton in 2012. He is exposed to a variety of engagements, including tax assessments, securing tax clearances and BIR rulings, and registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and other government agencies.