Resume  of

Ray Calafell, Jr. PA

105 S. Armenia Ave. 

Tampa, Florida 33609-3307



Admitted to the Bar

Florida, 1977

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1981

U.S. Supreme Court. 


University of South Florida 

(B.A., 1974)

University of Miami 

(J.D., 1977)

Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi (Moister, Bryan Inn 1976-1977) 


Hillsborough County (Chairman, Civil Rules Committee, 1984)

American Bar Associations (Member, Section on Litigation)

The Florida Bar

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Sustaining Member, EAGLE)

Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member) 


Stetson University Law School 

Trial Competition (1989, 1990)


Seminar on Longshore Act

Annual Florida Workers' Compensation Convention, 1993

Federal Worker's Compensation Seminar, 1994

SIGNAL/Longshore Claims Association 

Maritime Conference, Savannah, Georgia 2001


"Death Benefits" Chapter, The Longshore Textbook

4th Edition, published by the Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

Listed In  

Who's Who in American Law (2nd Ed., 1977 and 5th Ed., 1992)

Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1993- Present

Florida Consumer Guidebook of Law & Leading Attorneys

Board Certified  

Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar Board of Certification 

National Board of Trial Advocacy (Diplomat in Civil Trial Law)


Special Forces Association

Command Chapter LX, MacDill AFB, Florida

Harley Owners' Group (1993- Present)


Competition Driver's School & Driver

Skip Barber Formula Ford 1600 

Florida Championship (1988-1994)


United States Army 

Infantry, Vietnam

Commissioned Kentucky Colonel


Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Tampa, Florida

Save the Montagnard People (STMP) Foundation, North Carolina


Representation of the injured in civil cases involving: 

Automobile Accidents

Premises Liability Accidents

Social Security Disability Claims

Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims

Defense Base Act Claims

Non-appropriated Fund

Instrumentalities Act Cases


Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory

Rating: AV

Ray Calafell, Jr. PA 


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