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Edward Michael Ricci

Edward Michael Ricci

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Insurance

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About Me

Edward M. Ricci is a highly experienced consumer justice attorney recognized nationwide for his relentless pursuit of justice for his clients, making our country a safer place to live, work and drive. For more than three decades he has been in the vanguard of litigation against insurance companies, automobile manufacturers and drug companies who have needlessly, and too often recklessly, caused injury and death.

Ed has been profiled in The Best Lawyers in America over the last fourteen years, he is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is named one of The Best Lawyers in the U.S. by Town & Country magazine. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification, the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for the competency and experience of a civil trial attorney.

A recognized expert in the law, Ed has written and published extensively and has lectured before numerous professional trial organizations across the United States. He recently published No Man Stands Alone, a memoir. If you would like a complimentary copy contact Ed at 561-842-2820.


In addition to his full-time practice, Ed has served as the National Chairman of the Products Liability Section of the American Association for Justice and has been a faculty member of the National College of Advocacy. He has also served as President of the Gold Coast Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association.

With a personal background in law, teaching and theology, Ed is an active supporter of Public Citizen and Georgetown University where he serves on the university Board of Regents and the law school's Board of Visitors. Locally, he has been a long-time member of the Palm Beach Opera. Since 1980, he has served as volunteer counsel and member of the Board of Directors of Hope Rural School, the only non-profit elementary school in Florida for the children of farm and migrant workers.

Ed was the co-chair of the Capital Campaign of Xaverian his alma mater in New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Xaverian High School, in Brooklyn, N.Y., from which he graduated in 1963.  Ed is also a volunteer fundraiser and board member of KidSanctuary Campus, Inc. and El Sol, 501(c)(3) service charities in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Ed was awarded his law degree from Georgetown University in 1973. He earned his master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University through a Ford Foundation Fellowship grant after attending Catholic University of America and graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland.

Ed secured justice for an 11-year-old cerebral palsied child in Chipps v. Humana. It is the largest managed care verdict on behalf of an individual claimant in Florida at $79.5 million. In 2000, Ricci’s law firm was recognized for their groundbreaking work in consumer justice as one of only eight groups of attorneys in the United States nominated as Trial Lawyers of the Year by Public Justice Foundation, the nation's oldest public interest law foundation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
  3. Insurance: 20%

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Contact Info

Edward M. Ricci, PA

6650 W. Indiantown Road
Suite 200
Jupiter, FL, 33458-4629


FLMember in Good Standing197405/07/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
John Carroll AwardGeorgetown University1999
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
1789 SocietyGeorgetown UniversityN/A
Paul R. Dean AwardGeorgetown UniversityN/A
Heroes of Justice AwardFlorida Justice AssociationN/A
Jon E. Krupnick Award for PerseveranceFlorida Justice AssociationN/A
Crystal Eagle AwardFlorida Justice AssociationN/A
The Best Lawyers in the U.S.Town & County MagazineN/A
Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top Florida AttorneySouth Florida Legal GuideN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeChairman Products Liability Section1993 - 1994
Federal Bar Association, Gold Coast ChapterFormer President1982 - Present
The National Crime Victim Bar AssociationN/AN/A
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsN/AN/A
Hope Rural SchoolFormer Board of Directors MemberN/A
Hope Rural SchoolVolunteer Legal AdvisorN/A
Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, NYFormer Board of TrusteesN/A
National Pastoral Life CenterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Palm Beach DramaworksAdvisory CouncilN/A
KidSanctuary Campus, IncBoard of Directors & Fundraising CommitteeN/A
Florida Justice AssociationBoard of DirectorN/A
Florida Justice AssociationBoard of Directors and College of DiplomatsN/A
American Association for JusticeSustaining MemberN/A
Attorney's Information Exchange GroupBoard of DirectorsN/A
Attorney's Information Exchange GroupDirector Automotive CrashworthinessN/A
Georgetown UniversityFormer member of the Board of RegentsN/A
Georgetown UniversityLaw Center’s Board of VisitorsN/A
Georgetown UniversityFormer Senator of the Georgetown Alumni AssociationN/A
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Public Justice FoundationFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
El Sol Jupiter Neighborhood Resource CenterPresident, Board of Directors & Fundraising CommitteeN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Personal Injury AnnualSafety Engineering: Explaining Hazard, Risk and DangerN/A
Trial MagazineFederal Agencies: Information Can Make the DifferenceN/A
Products LiabilitySettlement of a Products Liability Case, Settlement and Plea BargainingN/A
Personal Injury DeskbookContributing Author, The Nature and Function of Warnings in Products LiabilityN/A
Personal Injury DeskbookContributing Author, The Nature and Function of Warnings in Products LiabilityN/A
Personal Injury DeskbookContributing Author, Discrediting a Witness on Cross ExaminationN/A
Personal Injury ReviewContributing Author, Objective Measures of Intangible DamagesN/A
Personal Injury ReviewLiability for Highway Design, Construction and MaintenanceN/A
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Co-Author, A Recent History of Motor Vehicle SafetyN/A
Professional & Education Systems, Inc.Co-Author, Looking Beyond the Routine Auto CaseN/A
Trial Diplomacy JournalCo-Author, Dealing with Federal Standards and Preemption in Automotive Product Liability ActionsN/A
Trial MagazineCo-Author, Motorists at Risk: Defective Seat Belts and Seat BacksN/A
The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Long Road to Automotive SafetyN/A
Trial MagazineCo-Author, Sport Utility Vehicles, Vans and Pickups: Orphans of Auto SafetyN/A
AAJ Products Liability Law ReporterDefective Car Seat CushionsN/A
AAJ Annual ConventionPassive Restraints: Safe or LethalN/A
Florida Bar JournalCo-Author, Evolution of the Automobile Crashworthiness Doctrine in FloridaN/A
AAJ ConventionCo-Author, Conversion Vans: Luxury Transportation or Dangerous Death Traps?N/A
Trial MagazineCo-Author, Closing Argument, The Final ChapterN/A
Florida Bar JournalCo-Author, The Minority Gets it Right...D'Amario v. FordN/A
Trial MagazinePreserve Black-Box DataN/A
PBCTLA BriefingsWhat is the Public's Perception of Trial Lawyers? What Can We Do To Change It?,N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
John Hopkins UniversityN/AM.A.T.1970
University of MarylandN/AB.A1969
Catholic University of AmericaN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
A.J. Cone Trial AdvocacyDirect Examination of Expert Witnesses2004
Workhorse SeminarJury Selection in Insurance and Bad Faith CasesN/A
SeminarBad Faith, Product Liability and What I've Learned in 25 YearsN/A
SeminarPreserving the Bad Faith Claim in the Automotive CaseN/A
Personal Injury SeminarHow Juries Perceive Trial LawyersN/A
Jury Selection SeminarHow the Public (Juries) Perceives Trial LawyersN/A
Insurance Bad Faith SeminarLaw 101: Basic Bad Faith LawN/A
ConventionIdentifying the Bad Faith Case in an Auto Negligence ActionN/A
CLEShake Rattle & RollN/A
CLEPlaintiff's Closing Argument: Motivating the Jurors on the Plaintiff's Side to Fight for Your Client in the Jury RoomN/A
Auto Negligence SeminarPreserving the Bad Faith Claim in the Auto CaseN/A
Auto Negligence SeminarProof of Damages in the Auto CaseN/A
Auto Negligence SeminarPreparing and Presenting Your Expert in a Contested Liability CaseN/A
Annual Workhorse SeminarCross Ups in Cross-Examination in Deposition of Engineering ExpertsN/A
Annual ConventionUpdate on Litigation Black Box Issues and Other ResourcesN/A
Advanced Trial Skills SeminarIdentifying the Crashworthiness CaseN/A