After 24 years on the bench, former Judge Ramirez is experienced in and prepared to mediate almost any dispute, including those involving complex issues with diverse parties and entities such as corporations, class actions and shareholder derivative suits. Because federal courts must frequently apply state law in civil disputes, his judicial and post-judicial experience qualify him to handle cases pending in either federal or state court, involving a variety of substantive areas of law listed below.
Former Judge Ramirez has arbitrated numerous matters and conducted a multitude of bench trials always allowing the parties fully to develop their cases, followed by a prompt, reasoned award. He is a certified arbitrator with the National Association of Distinguished Neutral and has arbitrated matters for JAMS, the AAA and ICDR and has taken the course for fellowship in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Consultations / Co-Counsel
Having a former judge with so much judicial experience assist you with a dispute can be invaluable to the lawyers and litigants. He has been writing and updating his two treatises for years: a three-volume set on Florida Civil Procedure and another on Florida Evidence. When combined with his 24 years of judicial experience, this means that Ramirez is uniquely qualified to evaluate and support any litigation matter.
Class Action/Mass Tort
Engineering and Construction
Special Master/Discovery Referee