Academy Member Inducted 2013

Map & Directions
Download PDF
Juan Ramirez Jr. Former Chief Judge, Mediator & Arbitrator, Miami, Florida.

Juan Ramirez Jr. Former Chief Judge

1331 Brickell Bay Drive #708
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 479-0150
Cell: (305) 479-0150
Send Email
Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • 11th Circuit
  • 15th Circuit
  • 17th Circuit
  • 19th Circuit
Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits


Juan Ramirez, Jr., retired Chief Judge Third District Court of Appeal, after 24 years of service on both the trial and appellate courts of the state of Florida. He was a JAMS Neutral for almost two years before forming his own LLC, ADR Miami LLC.  A prolific writer, former Judge Ramirez authored a three-volume treatise entitled "Florida Civil Procedure," originally published by Michie/Lexis Publishing in 1997 and a three-volume set entitled "Florida Evidence Manual" published in 2000, also by Lexis. He continues to write yearly updates for both treatises and has also written for a number of Florida Bar publications and a casebook on Florida Civil Procedure, published by Carolina Academic Press. In addition to writing, former Judge Ramirez has taught numerous law school courses and has lectured before many legal organizations.

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.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Florida, 1969-1971 (Ph.D. candidate in Latin American History)
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1975 
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1969
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1968

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitrators (ICCA)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Adjunct professor of law, University of Miami School of Law, Florida International University College of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, and Nova Southeastern University School of Law, teaching numerous law school courses including Florida civil procedure, law science and technology, medical malpractice, criminal procedure, evidence, and family law
  • Former member, Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA) Executive Committee (2010-2011) and the Education Committee (2009-2010)
  • Hosted the Annual Education Conference of the CCJSCA held at Miami Beach in October 2011
  • Former Associate Dean, College of Advanced Judicial Studies 
  • Served in the Florida Courts Education Council
  • As a chief judge, served on the District Court of Appeals Budget Commission
  • Elected by his peers to serve as the Third District representative to the Conference of Circuit Court Judges
  • Represented the Third District on the Court Technology Committee for the Appellate Courts of Florida and the Education Committee of the Conference of District Court Judges
  • Served as Civil Section Chair and Education Program Chair, Third District Courts of Appeal
  • Previously lectured at various meetings of the Conference of Circuit Judges on civil topics 
  • Editorial Board, Lexis Publications Former member, Advisory Board of the Law and Economics Center of George Mason School of Law
  • In addition to teaching law, he teaches science and technology at Florida International University College of Law
  • Lectures annually at the East Region Construction Defect and Construction Law Conference 
  • Judges Panel, upcoming National Forum on Construction Litigation, American Conference Institute, 2012

Rates Information


Language Skills


Academy Members Only