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James T. Ferrara

James T. Ferrara


Practice Areas: Business Disputes, Personal Injury, Construction Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Disputes and Insurance Law

Admitted to Practice: 1988, Florida. Also admitted to U.S. District Court. Southern Dist. of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle Dist. of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Law School:  1988, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review

College: 1985, Furman University, B.A. Political Science

Biography: Prior to joining Retamar & Millian, James served as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s 15th Circuit for Palm Beach County. An experienced trial attorney with a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, he has tried 45 State and Federal trials through jury or non-jury verdict, and has represented his clients in numerous appeals before Florida’s District Courts of Appeal and its Supreme Court.

He shares his experience with the community and Florida Bar, by serving on the Bar’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee. Previously, he has served on the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for Palm Beach County, and on the Board of Directors for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA, as a Trustee of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate from the Leadership Boca Program.


Honors and Organizations:

  • Martindale – Hubbell AV Rated attorney since 1998
  • Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee
  • Chairman, Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Director, South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, So. Palm Beach County Bar Assoc. Civil Practice Committee
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of South Palm Beach County
  • Member, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Liaison Committee
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Trustee, Leadership Boca