ADR Experience and Qualifications
As an appellate judge for twelve years, Ramirez wrote hundreds of opinions, and as trial judge for another twelve years, he served in the Civil, Family, and Criminal Divisions, presiding over jury and non-jury trials involving virtually every type of civil dispute, including complex matters. Highlights of his ADR experience appear below.
Resolved numerous matters involving banking issues, including disputes between banks, and between banks and its customers, in addition to complex banking transactions.
Handled several matters involving commercial disputes within the corporate structure and among merchants under numerous legal theories. The diversity of his cases have given him a broad exposure to many unique situations and complex business arrangements, which he has handled expeditiously with a view to minimizing the damage to their commercial relationships.
Resolved cases involving securities law and related matters, including class actions, allegations of fraud, real estate related securities, malfeasance by financial advisors, and the sale of unregistered securities.
Construction & Insurance Law
Handled several construction disputes involving a multitude of issues, including construction defect disputes involving major construction projects.
Heard numerous matters involving insurance issues, involving bad faith, coverage, subrogation, property damage, and reinsurance in a wide range of contexts including manufacturing, service, construction, higher education, retail, professional, and healthcare industries.
Presided over numerous cases involving parties and enterprises from all around the world, including Latin America, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. His extensive experience covers a wide range of issues, including appeals, arbitrations, business and commercial, class actions, construction, employment, healthcare, insurance, maritime and admiralty, personal injury, professional liability and real estate disputes. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Handled several cases involving parties and enterprises litigating maritime personal injury cases – including longshoremen, seamen, and fishermen — many of whom suffered catastrophic, career-ending injuries. As a judge, he presided over many accident and contract cases, bringing his distinctive qualities of patience and fairness to these cases.
Family Law: Presided over numerous family law matters. His treatises include the latest family law cases and developments.
Estate/Probate/Trusts: Presided over technical issues in estate, probate and trust matters involving complex property and income disputes. He had presided over will contests, trust interpretations, creditor claims, breach of fiduciary duty and distribution of property.
Class Action/Mass Tort:
Resolved numerous complicated matters, including class actions, and is comfortable mediating complex, multi-party disputes, or serving as a special magistrate supervising discovery disputes.
Presided over numerous matters involving allegations of serious personal injuries and wrongful death. He has the ability to settle these complex cases with a combination of sensitivity, patience and understanding.
Presided over numerous matters involving allegations of professional malpractice.
Handled numerous matters involving arbitrations, either to compel the proceeding or enforce the awards.
Presided over numerous employment-related disputes. Mediated alleged discriminatory employment discharge on the basis of sex or national origin.
Handled numerous matters involving government and public agencies. His treatises discuss the numerous procedural and evidentiary issues that frequently permeate these cases.
Deep knowledge of and experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. He acquired his extensive experience in resolving disputes arising out of the provision of healthcare, ranging from billing and management cases to wrongful death and injury claims.
Resolved numerous real estate disputes involving countless issues and parties, including individuals, developers, banking institutions, consumers, contractors, and investors.
Handled various telecommunication cases dealing with FCC issues, jurisdiction, choice of law and broadcast rights. Mediated a dispute involving “Must Carry” broadcast rights, Market Modification Orders and their effect on the valuation of a television station.
Wage & Labor Disputes:
Handled multiple wage & hour claims, retaliatory firings, and discrimination, under Florida and federal law.