Timothy M. Ravich is the founder of Ravich Law Firm, PLLC. He is one of only 42 lawyers in Florida who is a Board Certified Aviation Lawyer. He concentrates his practice on litigation, airport law, aviation transactions, and unmanned aerial vehicle ("drones") law.
Tim is a veteran of top business litigation firms in the world. He began his career with the international law firms of McDermott, Will & Emery and Hunton & Williams LLP. There, he gained "first chair" trial experience representing Fortune 500 corporations in high stakes complex commercial matters. Tim also served as general counsel of a Canada-based precision-agriculture company during its successful efforts to obtain one of the first authorizations for "drone" aircraft operations in the world.
In 2010, Tim formed Ravich Law Firm, PLLC to leverage this experience to offer clients high-end legal services at below market rates in a boutique setting. Tim's practice is dedicated to representing individuals and companies in business and contract disputes. Tim also has been retained to facilitate the resolution of disputes in his capacity as a Supreme Court of Florida Circuit Certified Mediator.
In addition to his substantial experience in commercial legal matters and dispute resolution, Tim is a Florida aviation lawyer who is a specialist in the area of aviation law. He is one of only thirty-four lawyers in the state recognized as a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Aviation Law. As a Florida aviation attorney, Tim has achieved the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of a Florida attorney in aviation.
Tim is the author of numerous publications on aviation, including a course book entitled "Aviation Law after September 11th." He designed and taught an aviation and space law course at the University of Miami School of Law and FIU College of Law. He also earned his M.B.A. in Aviation Policy and Planning from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, bringing a business perspective to legal matters. Tim's aviation law practice runs the gamut, representing clients in transactions involving the purchase and sale of aircraft to general aviation and airline related disputes to space law and the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle ("UAV") and commercial sUAS sectors.
Tim's advocacy skills are recognized by the legal community. He has regularly obtained an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating, based on legal ability and general ethical standards. He also is regularly recognized by publications as a "Super Lawyer" and "Leading Lawyer" in South Florida.
Tim is an active community and bar leader. He was the 92nd president of the Dade County Bar Association ("DCBA"), the largest voluntary bar association in the State of Florida. He also chaired the DCBA's professionalism committee. He also led the Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee for two consecutive terms and now serves on the Aviation Law Certification Committee. Additionally, Tim is a member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates, serving as the DCBA's representative.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Tim is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Business Law Review and was tapped into Iron Arrow, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
J.D. University of Miami School of Law, cum laude
M.B.A. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
B.A. Brandeis University, Florida International University
Additional Training: University of Virginia School of Law
National Security Law Institute
Awards and Professional Recognition
- Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
- Board Certified Specialist, Florida Aviation Lawyer
- Super Lawyer
- "Top Up and Comer," South Florida Legal Guide
- Torch Award, FIU College of Law
- University of Miami Law Alumni Ass'n Leadership Award
- Iron Arrow (Higheset honor attained at University of Miami)
- "Put Something Back," Outstanding Pro Bono Service
- Florida Supreme Court Bar Ass'n Pro Bono Award
American Bar Association
House of Delegates, DCBA Representative
Host Committee, Joint Annual Conference
The Florida Bar
Aviation Law Committee, Chair
Aviation Law Certification Committee, Member
11th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Member
Speaker, "Basic Trial Practice," CLE program
Dade County Bar Association
President and CEO
Judicial Campaign Practices Committee,
Professionalism Committee, Chair
HistoryMiami, 11th Judicial Historical Society
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Board of Directors, Member
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