Universidad de Lima, LL.B in Law and Political Science
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, LL.M.
Graduated Cum Laude
South Texas College of Law, J.D.
Dean’s Honor List, Langdell Scholar
State of Texas
State of New York
U.S. District Court for the Souther District of Texas
- Callao Bar (Peru)
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Houston International Arbitration Club
- New York State Bar Association
- Lima Chamber of Commerce – Arbitration Center, Arbitrator (Lima, Peru)
- AMCHAM – Peru – Arbitration Center, Arbitrator (Lima, Peru)
- City of Houston Minority & Woman Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program, Arbitrator
Awards & Honors
- Recognized by the “Latino American Who’s Who 2012” for his achievements and contributions to the Hispanic culture
- Jim Alfini/Hans Lawton Award in Dispute Resolution, 2009 – Present
- Cali Excellence Award (Amjur), NAFTA Trade & Transactions, 2009 – Present
- Cali Excellence Award (Amjur), International Business Transactions, 2008 – Present
- Chester James Taylor Writing Award, 2007 – Present
- Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008 – Present
- Spurgeon E. Bell Memorial Moot Court Competition, Houston, Texas, Semifinalist, 3rd Best Brief, 2008 – Present
- 15th and 16th Willem C. Vis, Int’l. Com. Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria, 2008 – Present
- 15th and 16th Willem C. Vis, Int’l. Com. Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria, 2009 – Present
- ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, 2007 – Present
- ABA Negotiations Competition, 2007 – Present
- ABA Arbitration Competition, 2007 – Present
As an international, bilingual attorney and arbitrator, Rafael T. Boza has successfully handled complex litigation, arbitration, and transactional matters both in the United States and abroad. Rafael has a track record of demonstrating exceptional use of arbitration, negotiation, and trial skills within the Texas Court System, U.S. Federal Court System and in the Latin American Systems.
Rafael attended the Universidad de Lima in Peru where he received his a Bachelor in Law and Political Science and law degree. Rafael then graduated cum laude with his Masters of Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Rafael completed his studies at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he was a member of the Dean’s List and a Langdell Scholar.
Upon graduating from law school, Rafael worked in Chile and Peru focusing his legal practice on civil litigation, collections, bankruptcy, and foreign trade. In 2007, Rafael joined Baker Hughes as in-house counsel where he coordinated, negotiated, and drafted operation contracts, prepared corporate records, and worked extensively with subsidiaries in Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela.
In 2010, Rafael joined Adair Myers Graves Stevenson where he represents commercial and individual clients in civil matters and in arbitration. Rafael currently writes as the administrator editor of the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration and as the managing editor of the World Meditation and Arbitration Review.
Rafael focuses on preventing claims, resolving conflicts at the lowest level possible and pursuing litigation or arbitration strategies when necessary. His international experience gives him a unique perspective that his clients have come to depend on him for.