Arthur J. Ranson III


Arthur J. Ranson III
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Arthur is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated and a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He specializes in commercial litigation, appellate practice, civil trial practice, plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death, maritime injuries, construction defects, professional malpractice, products liability and intellectual property matters.

As a four-decade veteran of the courtroom, Arthur has crafted a reputation of ultimate professionalism — expertly pursuing trial practice. He is a believer in conducting oneself courteously while at the same time vigorously presenting his clients’ cases. The goal: positioning his clients in the best possible light, given the constraints of civil procedure.

Arthur also is a skillful negotiator, in keeping with the firm’s philosophy of negotiated settlement when in the best interest of the client. Another of his operating tenants is efficiency — focusing squarely on trial preparation and not simply “generating burdensome paperwork.”

He is currently recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics Magazine and is a member of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in Civil Trial Practice.

Admitted to Bar, 1970, Florida; 1971, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Eckerd College, (B.A., 1965); Duke University Graduate Fellow; Southern Studies Fellow, (1966); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1969) Phi Delta Phi. Patrick Wilson Scholar, 1967-1969; Member, Board of Editors, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1968-1969. Co-Author: “An Evaluation of Municipal Income Taxation,” 22 Vanderbilt Law Review, 1969. Law Clerk of Hon. William E. Miller, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee, 1969-1970.

2009, 2007, 2006, Super Lawyer, Florida Super Lawyers magazine.

Eckerd College (Board of Trustees, 1974- ; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1998-2000; President’s Collegium, 1983- ); Eckerd College Senior Living Centers Inc. (Board of Directors, 1995-2003; Chairman of the Board, 2003-), Eckerd College Properties Inc. (Board of Directors, 1995- ); Founder, Director and past Chairman of the Board, Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando Inc. (1985-); Orange Audubon Society (Board of Directors, 2000- ); Rotary Club of Winter Park (Board of Directors, 1991-1994); Meridian Club of Winter Park (1979- ); Council of Arts and Sciences (Board Member and President, 1973-1978); Central Florida Civic Theatre (Board Member and First Vice-President, 1971-1979); Winter Park YMCA (Board Member and President, 1974-1981); Brookshire Elementary School PTA (Board Member and President, 1971-1978); Presbyterian Church of the United States in Florida Inc. (Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1984-1985); Winter Park Presbyterian Church (Elder and Trustee).

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