Juan Ramirez, Jr. is a retired state judge, having served 12 years as an appellate judge and 12 years as a trial judge.
He was a Neutral at JAMS from May 2012 to February 2014. He previously served as Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal from 2009 to 2011.
He is a prolific writer, having authored a three-volume treatise on Florida Civil Procedure and a three-volume set on Florida Evidence, both published by Lexis-Nexis and updated regularly. In addition, he wrote a casebook on Florida Civil Procedure used at various Florida law schools.
Ramirez has been an adjunct professor in every law school in the South Florida area, having taught at the University of Miami, Florida International University, St. Thomas University and Nova Southeastern University. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.
His extensive experience as an appellate and a trial court judge, author, and teacher have provided former Judge Ramirez with an acute understanding of the law, sound judgment, and a sharp legal mind.
Born in Havana, Cuba, former Judge Ramirez is fluent in Spanish.