Timothy M. Ravich is the founder of Ravich Law Firm, PLLC. He is one of only 37 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.