James L. Ferraro

About the Speaker
  • Company
    The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
  • Phone
  • Address
    600 Brickell Avenue Suite 3800 Miami, Florida 33131
  • Web Sites

James L. Ferraro is the founding partner of The Ferraro Law Firm. After receiving his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1983, his work has led to many cases that resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts, including the largest compensatory award in the state of Florida for a mesothelioma case. Mr. Ferraro was also one of ten national finalists for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1997 for successfully prosecuting against a chemical company for causing a birth defect, the first successful case of its kind. His practice areas include mesothelioma and asbestos, environmental toxic torts, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability.

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 1983
  • Ohio, 2003
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • New York, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2007

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Florida State Coordinator for The Public Justice Foundation
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Italian-American Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Attorney’s Areas of Practice

Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1983
Master’s Degree, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Major: Accounting
B.B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1978