MEMBER PROFILE: Ricardo J. Cata
 

Ricardo J. Cata
Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
19 West Flagler Street
Suite 420
Miami, FL 33130

Tel: 305-266-1224
Fax: 305-640-8447
Email: rcata@uww-adr.com
www.uww-adr.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 21 Apr 17

 





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All such requests will go immediately to
Ricardo Cata's scheduling staff
(Cristal Galvez, cgalvez@uww-adr.com)

 

ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)

 

FL Certification Qualifications:
Federal Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator
Fl. Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
9, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19

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MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Ricardo J. Cata has experience in settling the following types of case:
ADA Disability
Admiralty
Automotive
Aviation
Business Dissolution
Commercial/Business
Construction
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Employment
Engineering
Franchise
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Religious Institutions
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Transportation
Unfair Competition
Wrongful Death
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Ricardo Cata practiced as a civil litigator and trial lawyer in South Florida for 38 years. His mediation practice focuses on:  construction and design defects; commercial, franchise and contractual disputes; trademark infringement and trade secrets disputes; cross border disputes (in litigation or arbitration); aviation, maritime and cruise passenger claims; general, resort, product and premises liability; medical malpractice; wrongful death, insurance coverage and e-discovery disputes.

He is certified to mediate civil cases by the U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Ricardo is a member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Mediator Panel and a Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitrator. He is also a member of the AAA Roster of Neutrals, the ICDR Cruise Line and Seafarer Arbitrator Panel, the CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Ricardo has served as arbitrator in AAA commercial disputes.

During his legal practice, Ricardo represented resorts and tour operators from Latin America in Florida’s circuit and federal courts, obtaining dismissals on forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction. Ricardo also represented domestic and international manufacturers of products on claims of design and/or manufacturing defects, and represented U.S. and Latin American clients in commercial and contractual disputes; and represented clients in claims of design and construction defects, wrongful death suits, franchise litigation, maritime disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and medical and chiropractic malpractice suits.

A native of Cuba, Ricardo is bilingual in Spanish and English, and has mediated in Spanish.

For more information and a list of my Publications and Presentations, see my Profile and C.V. under the "Our Team" tab, at: www.uww-adr.com

Education:

  • B.A. ~ Long Island University, 1972, summa cum laude
  • J.D. ~ St. John’s University School of Law, 1975
  • M.A. ~ University of Miami Graduate School of International Studies

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • American Bar Association: Sections of Dispute Resolution and International Law
  • Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS)
  • The Florida Bar: Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Law Sections
  • Executive Council Member, Florida Bar’s ADR Section
  • AAA Mediator Panel
  • Chair, Mediation Committee, Florida Bar’s International Law Section, 2015-2017
  • AAA Roster of Neutrals
  • ICDR Cruise Line and Seafarer Arbitration Panel (CL & SAP)
  • CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Contact his Case Manager, Cristal Galvez, for details, at: cgalvez@uww-adr.com, or at: 305-266-1224.

Payment: Contact his Case Manager, Cristal Galvez, for details.

Cancellation Policy: Contact his Case Manager, Cristal Galvez, for details.


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