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Former Circuit Court Judge James T. Ferrara Joins Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann as a Partner

Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann announced that James T. Ferrara has joined the firm as a Partner. Ferrara focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, including Construction Law, Contracts, Shareholder Disputes, Insurance, Judgment Collection, Real Estate and Personal Injury law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ferrara was the Managing Partner of his own firm and previously served as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County. Throughout his 30 years of practice as a civil litigator he has personally tried more than 60 State and Federal trials through both jury and non-jury verdicts. He has also represented clients in matters before the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Florida’s District Courts of Appeal and its Supreme Court.

Ferrara is experienced in a wide range of laws which affect Florida’s people and businesses, such as issues involving contracts, real estate, business litigation, guardianships, insurance, construction, debt and judgment collection, and landlord – tenant disputes.

Using his vast experience and many years in the industry, Ferrara has been actively involved in the community on both a professional and personal level. He currently serves on The Florida Bar’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, and has served on The Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for Palm Beach County. Additionally, he has been on the Board of Directors for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA, legal counsel to Habitat for Humanity, a Trustee of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Boca Program.

Ferrara is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Florida as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.


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