Resume  of

Ray Calafell, Jr. PA

105 S. Armenia Ave. 

Tampa, Florida 33609-3307

813-871-3890

Attorney  

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. 

 
Education  

University of South Florida 

(B.A., 1974)

University of Miami 

(J.D., 1977)

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

 
Membership  

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) 

 
Judge  

Stetson University Law School 

Trial Competition (1989, 1990)

 
Speaker  

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

 
Author  

"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)

 
Member  

Special Forces Association

Command Chapter LX, MacDill AFB, Florida

Harley Owners' Group (1993- Present)

 
Graduate  

Competition Driver's School & Driver

Skip Barber Formula Ford 1600 

Florida Championship (1988-1994)

 
Veteran  

United States Army 

Infantry, Vietnam

Commissioned Kentucky Colonel

 
Benefactor  

Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Tampa, Florida

Save the Montagnard People (STMP) Foundation, North Carolina

 
Specialization  

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

 
Ratings  

Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory

Rating: AV

Ray Calafell, Jr. PA 

813-871-3890

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