Attorney Bios

James L. Ferraro Esq.
Coral Gables, Florida

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Mr. James L. Ferraro received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami in 1978.  A year later, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the same institution.  In 1983, Mr. Ferraro earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and has been practicing law for twenty-five years.

Mr. Ferraro is a Certified Public Accountant and as an adjunct professor, taught Accounting at the University of Miami in 1982 and 1983.  He was admitted to the United States Tax Court in 1994 and is a member of the American and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Ohio Bar, the New York bar and the Massachusetts Bar; the American Bar Association; the American Association for Justice; the Florida Justice Association; and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Ferraro was named one of ten national finalists for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1997 for trying the first case successfully prosecuted against a chemical company for causing a birth defect. In Castillo vs. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Mr. Ferraro proved that a pregnant woman's exposure to DuPont's fungicide, Benlate, caused her son to be born without eyes. The trial was covered in its entirety on Court TV and received worldwide attention.

Mr. Ferraro is the founding partner of The Ferraro Law Firm in Miami, Florida, and is a partner in Kelley & Ferraro LLP. His firms currently represent over 30,000 claimants. Mr. Ferraro is the majority owner of the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League. He is on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and The Children's Home Society of Florida Foundation. Mr. Ferraro was inducted into the Order of Saint John Knights of Malta in 1999 and he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2001.

Areas of Practice:
Asbestos Litigation
Products Liability
Toxic Torts
Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
Certified Public Accountant
Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2007
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
Ohio, 2003
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002
New York, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994
U.S. Tax Court, 1994
Massachusetts, 1985
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1984
Florida, 1983

Education:
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1983
J.D.

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Master's Degree
Major:  Accounting

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1978
B.B.A.

Representative Cases:
Castillo v. E.I. Du Pont De Memours & Co., Inc., 854 So.2d 1264 (Fla. 2003)

Galotti v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas, 679 So.2d 291 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1996)

McKenna vs. Owens-Corning Fiberglas, 726 So.2d 361 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)

Pine Island Farms, Inc. v. Donner, 674 So.2d 138 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Accounting, University of Miami, 1992

Honors and Awards:
Order of Saint John Knights of Malta, 1999

Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Florida Bar Association
Member

Massachusetts Bar Association
Member

American Bar Association
Member

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member

The National Italian-American Bar Association
Member

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member

The Sports Lawyers Association
Member

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida
Board of Directors

The Children's Home Society of Florida Foundation
Board of Directors

Birth Information:
1957