Frank's
Professional Experience

Frank is the Managing Partner of Clarke Silverglate, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, drug and medical device, products liability and catastrophic personal injury.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for his defense work in product liability matters.  Frank has been with Clarke Silverglate for virtually his entire career.  He has tried to verdict personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and inverse condemnation cases.  As a certified mediator, Frank has resolved numerous matters through alternative dispute resolution.  

Frank is an ambassador for the Firm’s mission of leadership and service.  He has been President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the 11th Judicial Historical Society and has served on the boards of the Defense Research Institute, Florida International University’s Alumni Association, Florida International University’s Honors College, Parent to Parent of Miami, Miami-Dade Defense Bar Association, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Florida Christian School.  He serves as a mentor to countless young lawyers and law students through his publications, social media posts, presentations, webinars, and his “coffee chats.”  Frank has written seven books for lawyers, edited four books for lawyers,  and has written over 300 articles for lawyers and business professionals. 

Franks’s dedication to young lawyers is exemplified through his development of a Deposition Boot Camp and Art of Marketing Program for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, an invitation-only defense organization that handpicked Frank for membership just eight years into his practice.  Frank’s daily practice pointers and business tips on LinkedIn has almost 35,000 followers.

In his spare time, Frank enjoys writing, reading science fiction, and listening to his two sons, David and Michael, perform classical and jazz music. 

Education 
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Education 

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, 1997
  • B.A., Florida International University, summa cum laude, 1993
Bar Admissions
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Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1997
Court Admissions
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Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern, District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit and County Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
Leadership
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Leadership

  • President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2009
  • Inaugural Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical Society
  • Current Board Member of Florida Christian School
  • Current Co-Chair of FDCC ACT Initiative
  • Past Board Member of:
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Florida International University Alumni Association
    • Florida International University Honors College
      Legal Services of Greater Miami
    • Miami-Dade Defense Bar Association
    • Parent to Parent of Miami
  • Past Co-Chair of:
    • FDCC Art of Marketing
    • FDCC Boot Camp   
    • FDCC Diversity Committee
    • FDCC Professional Liability Section
    • DRI SLDO Relationship Committee     
Recognitions
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Recognitions

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability (2010-2018)
    South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers Up and Comer (2004-2008); Top Lawyer (2009-2018)
  • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite Up and Coming Attorney (2004, 2009), Legal Elite (2009-2018)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009-2012); Florida Super Lawyer (2013-2018)
  • Heritage Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals
  • Marquis Who’s Who of Leaders
  • Strathmore Who’s Who among Professionals
Awards
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Awards

  • FDCC Strategic Planning Award (2018)
  • FDCC Joseph Olshan Award (2015, 2017)
  • DRI Tom Segalla Excellence in Education Award (2017)
  • FIU Charles E. Perry Young Alumni Visionary Award
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association James A. Dixon Young Lawyers Award
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association Community Service Award
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association President’s Award
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association Appreciation Award
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association Joseph M. Metzger Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Miami-Dade County Law Library Heroes’ Award
Articles
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Articles

Presentations
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Presentations

  • Frank regularly speaks on litigation, trial and substantive law issues.
Community Service
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Community Service

  • Chapman Center
  • Southwest Community Church Volunteer
  • Lawyers for Children
  • Volunteer Lawyers’ Project

Leadership requires a vision, a plan, execution, hard work and sacrifice.  It does not require a title.

Francisco “Frank” Ramos, Jr.

Get to Know
Frank Ramos, Jr.

Frank spends his free time writing books and articles and listening to his boys David and Michael perform classical, jazz and alternative music.  He’s working on his 8th and 9th non-fiction books, a novel and a fictional podcast series, which he is recording with his wife, Ana, and his two boys. 

A few things he likes

Listening to jazz and old standards

Writing

Mentoring

Leading and strategic planning

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