Passing the bar examination did not change much his former principal functions and duties, except that additionally he became qualified to appear in courts in representation of plaintiffs who are top marine insurance companies in the Philippines in the exercise of their subrogatory rights arising from breaches of contracts of carriage. Eventually, he became the head of the litigation department. He likewise handles cases for uninsured consignees, whose goods arrive at the Philippine ports in bad order and condition, or were damaged or lost during discharging operations by arrastre operators, or while in the possession of cargo forwarders.
As such, he was exposed to civil actions against these responsible bailees pending before the courts of first instance, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He gained expertise in the arrest of foreign vessels to guarantee the satisfaction of any favorable judgment. As years go by, his experience extended to crew claims under the direct supervision of his very able Father, Atty. Pete.