Member Profile: Juan Ramirez Jr. Former Chief Judge

Juan Ramirez Jr. Former Chief Judge
1172 S. Dixie Hwy. #341
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Juan Ramirez Jr. Former Chief Judge has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Class Actions
Contract Disputes
Divorce (High Asset)
Eminent Domain
Family Businesses
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death



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.


  • 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


English, Spanish

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




Juan Ramirez Jr. Former Chief Judge is a member of our FL chapter, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Florida's premier roster of distinguished attorney-mediators. The FCCMS profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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