Ricardo is a partner at Podhurst Orseck, P.A., in Miami. He earned his undergraduate degree in only three years at the University of Miami (B.A. cum laude 1997) and his J.D. at Yale Law School (2000). Much of Ricardo’s practice involves personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability cases with a focus on mass torts, class actions, and aviation litigation. He is experienced in Multi-District Litigation and currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of the Zantac litigation, the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the NFL Concussion Litigation, and the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Litigation. Ricardo also handles select commercial matters. He is Board Certified in Aviation Law. Ricardo was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity and by the Chief Justice to serve on his Pro Bono Advisory Committee. He has also been appointed by Chief Judges on the Southern District of Florida to serve on numerous Magistrate Judge Selection and Retention Committees. He is Chair of the Aviation and Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association, a Past Chair of the Aviation Law Section of the American Association for Justice, a Past President of the Cuban American Bar Association, and he serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice and of the Florida Justice Association.