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Ramon Vazquez

Ramon Vazquez, born in New York City, is fluent in English and Spanish. He began his post-secondary education at the University of Puerto Rico, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989 and later attended the University of Puerto Rico's law school, graduating cum laude in 1994. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Vazquez served in the U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard for eight years, starting as an airman and finishing his military service as a commissioned officer.

A self-starter, Mr. Vazquez initially practiced for two years as a sole practitioner with a general practice in Puerto Rico. In 1996, he joined the law offices of Martinez-Alvarez, Menédez-Cordada & LeFranc-Romero, PSC, where he focused on insurance defense, governmental liability defense, civil rights defense, appellate practice and personal injury litigation. In 2000, he began practice with Drage, DeBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. He became a member of the Grower Ketcham team in 2002 and was elevated to Partner in 2008.

Mr. Vazquez practices in state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, governmental liability defense, civil rights defense, commercial litigation, construction law, personal injury defense, premises liability defense, administrative law and appellate practice. His knowledge of the law and thoroughness has proved to be a valuable asset to the Firm and its clients, producing favorable, reasonable and cost-effective results.

In addition to his litigation prowess, Mr. Vazquez is a persuasive writer and advocate with successful resolution of cases through summary judgment, frequently avoiding costly litigation for his clients.

In addition to his legal endeavors, Mr. Vazquez is committed to his family and to helping the Central Florida community. He performs pro bono work as a guardian ad litem for the Orange County Bar Association and is actively involved in his church as well as his sons' school and sporting activities. 

University of Puerto Rico, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989
University of Puerto Rico, J.D., cum laude, 1994

Core Practice Areas
Administrative law
Appellate practice
Civil litigation
Civil rights defense
Commercial litigation
Construction law
Governmental liability defense
Insurance defense
Personal injury

Legal Experience
1994-96   Associate   Self-employed Private Practice
1996-99   Associate   Martinez-Alvarez, Menendez-Cortada & Lefranc- Romero, PSC
2000-02   Associate   Drage, De Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLC
2002-present    Partner   Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A.   Maitland, Florida

Notable Cases
T.W. ex rel Wilson v. Sch. Bd. of Seminole County, Fla., 610 F. 3d 588 (11th Cir. 2010)
Burks v. Beary, --- F. Supp. 2d --- 2010 WL 1742086 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
Vaughn v. City of Orlando, 2009 WL 3241801 (M.D. Fla.)
G.C. ex rel Cosco v. Sch. Bd. of Seminole County, Fla., 639 F. Supp. 2d 1295 (M.D. FL 2009)
T.W. ex rel Wilson v. Sch. Bd. of Seminole County, Fla., 2009 WL 1140101
    (M.D. Fla.)
D.N. ex rel Newbon v. Sch. Bd. of Seminole County, Fla., 2009 WL 2178898 (M.D. FL 2009)
Goitia v. State of Florida, Dept. Children of Children and Families, 2007 WL 1526997 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
Woods v. Valentino, 511 F. Supp. 2d 1263 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
Termaforoosh v. Wash, 952 So. 2d 1247 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007)
Bailey v. Orange County School Board, 222 Fed. Appx. 932 (11th Cir. 2007)
Webster v. Beary, 228 Fed. Appx. 844 (11th Cir. 2007)
Marino v. New Hampshire Indemnity Co., 14 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 523a
     (Fla. 9th Cir. Ct.    March 6, 2007)
Illinois National Ins. Co. v. Elliott, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1056a 
    (Fla. 9th Cir. Ct. July 12, 2006)
Bailey v. Orange County School Board, 2006 WL 2092267 (M.D. Fla.)
Maiorano ex rel. v. Santiago, 2006 WL 2024951 (M.D. Fla.)
Deloitte & Touche v. Gencor Industries, Inc. 929 So. 2d 678 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)
Willingham v. City of Orlando, 929 So. 2d 43 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)
Morgan v. Warner Ins. Co., 13 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 533b
    (Fla. 9th Cir. Ct. September 21, 2005)
Wolford v. Boone, 920 So. 2d 39 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
Small v. New Hampshire Indemnity Co., 915 So. 2d 714 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
Blom v. Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, 911 So. 2d 211 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
Davis v. Lowers, 132 Fed. Appx. 302 (11th Cir. 2005)
T.H.E. Ins. Co. v. Dollar Rent-A-Car Systems, Inc., 900 So. 2d 694 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
Alamo Rent-A-Car, Inc. v. Hayward, 858 So. 2d 1238 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)

Admissions, Memberships and Affiliations
The Florida Bar
Puerto Rico Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Supreme Court of the United States
American Bar Association
Puerto Rico Bar
Orange County Bar Association
Florida Association of Police Attorneys

Community Service
Active in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Guardian Ad Litem through the Orange County Bar
East River High School Band - Board Member