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Ronald Alvarez
  • Circuit Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Qualified Arbitrator / Special Magistrate
 
Areas Of Expertise
    Judicial Experience:
    • Judge Alvarez was appointed to the Circuit bench in 1993
    • Served in the Civil Division 2002 2004;
    • Family Division, Delray Beach Courthouse 2000 2002;
    • Juvenile Division, January 1996 January 2000;
    • Civil Division 1993 1996

     

    •  Mediator (full time)   Florida Supreme Court Certified, May 30, 2014;
    • Arbitrations (State Qualified) Binding and Non-binding, Panel and Sole

     

    • Complex, multiple party, catastrophic and highly emotional matters
    • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
    • Auto and Trucking Negligence, UMC/Uninsured Motorist Claims
    • Global Mediation, Pre-Suit Mediation, Hybrid Mediation
    • Premises Negligence, including Negligent Security
    • Insurance Claims and Coverage Disputes of all types, including Health and Life, Hurricane, Homeowner, Arson, Fraud
    • Contract Claims
    • Private Trials pursuant to F.S.Ch.40

     

     
    Professional/Civic
      Florida Bar Association:
      • Chairperson, Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 15th, 1990
      • Member, Commission on the Legal Needs of Children, 1999-2002;
      Federal Bar Association:
      • President, Palm Beach County Chapter, 1978;
      Palm Beach County Bar Association:
      • Chairperson, Immigration and Nationality Committee, 1974-1976;
      American Board of Trial Advocates:
      • President, Palm Beach County Chapter, 1990;
      Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1972-1993
      Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1972-1993
      Recognized by Temple Beth El with the Civility Award, 2015
       
      Previous Experience:
      • Admitted to the Indiana State Bar November 1969;
      • Admitted to the Florida Bar May 1972;
      • Martindale-Hubbell: A-V rated
      • Practiced civil trial law, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death and insurance contract litigation from June 1972 through December 1976 with the law firm of Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson and McKeown in West Palm Beach;
      • January 1977 through March 1993 practiced with the law firm of Ronald V. Alvarez, P.A.;
      • As lead counsel, tried in excess of seventy-five jury trials to verdict;
      • Argued before the Fourth District Court of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court;
      • Member of the teaching faculty for the September 1996 Conference of Circuit Judges;
      • Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Circuit Court bench on April 2, 1993;
      • Served on the civil bench from April 1993 until January 1996;
      • Served on the juvenile bench from January 17, 1996 through January 15, 2000;
      • Served on the family bench from January 18, 2000 through January 18, 2002;
      • Served on the civil bench January 22, 2002 to January 2003;
      • Presently serving in the juvenile division commencing January 2003;
       
      Education
              Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, June 1966;
              Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University, May 1969;
       
      Military Experience
      • United States Army, October 1969 through October 1971;
       
      Ronald Alvarez

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