Diaz Reus partner Juan Ramirez, Jr., a bilingual, Cuban-born former Chief Judge of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal, brings acute understanding of the law, sound judgment, and extensive experience across a range of legal issues to both trial and appellate law matters. A member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration and Appeals & Trial Support practices, which has achieved significant, high-profile victories and precedent-setting decisions, his practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, and appeals. A prolific legal author and adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Ramirez served 24 years on Florida trial and appellate courts–as trial judge in Criminal, Family, and General Jurisdiction Divisions, and Administrative Judge of the Appellate Division of the Circuit Court– as well as two years as a private mediator and arbitrator. He has helped resolve thousands of disputes in banking, commerce, construction, employment, family law, governmental matters, maritime law, and more, involving parties and enterprises from Latin America, Europe, Asia, and North America. He is a cum laude graduate, University of Connecticut School of Law.