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A cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, Ramirez also served in private law practice for more than a decade before becoming a judge.

He authored Florida Civil Procedure (Michie/Lexis 1997) and the three-volume Florida Evidence Manual (Lexis, 2000), as well as numerous legal articles.

In addition to his work teaching in various South Florida law schools, he has also helped educate lawyers and judges through his numerous lectures, seminars and webinars sponsored by the Florida Bar, the Conference of Circuit Judges, Lawline, and other organizations.


  • 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


  • Florida Bar
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals


  • Top Lawyers, Appeals and Trial Support; South Florida Legal Guide, 2015

Professional Leadership

  • Neutral at JAMS, 2012-2014 numerous law school courses
  • Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, Third District, 2000-2012 (Chief Judge, 2009-2012)
  • Judge, Florida Circuit Court, 11th Judicial Circuit, 1990-1999
  • Judge, Florida County Court, Miami Dade County, 1988-1990
  • As a chief judge, served on the District Court of Appeals Budget Commission
  • 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, until his retirement in 2012.
  • Civil Section Chair and Education Program Chair, Third District Courts of Appeal
  • Florida Courts Education Council
  • Florida Bar; Member, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, appellate Rules and Family Law Committees

Lectures and Speaking Engagements

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Webinar presentations for LEXIS on international arbitration
  • Author, “Florida Evidence Manual,” a three-volume set published by Michie/Lexis Publishing, 2000 (continues to write yearly updates)
  • Author, “Florida Civil Procedure,” a three-volume treatise originally published by Michie/Lexis Publishing, 1997 (continues to write yearly updates)
  • Casebook on Florida Civil Procedure, published by Carolina Academic Press