JUDICIAL STALWART RONALD C. DRESNICK STEPS DOWN FROM BENCH TO JOIN KLUGER KAPLAN
By Kluger Kaplan January 8, 2015
Accomplished Eleventh Judicial Circuit Justice prepares for active litigation career on the other side of the bench.
MIAMI – After nearly 20 years of deciding some of South Florida’s most notorious cases, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Ronald C. Dresnick left the bench to join the Miami-based law firm of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.
Throughout his tenure on the bench, Judge Dresnick has heard some of the most significant cases impacting the South Florida judiciary and broader community. These have included the Major League Baseball steroid controversy involving South Florida clinic Biogenesis; litigation against Cuba for acts of terror tied to the Bay of Pigs; and a major wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Miccosukee Tribe.
In his new role at Kluger Kaplan, he will remain active in the courtroom, supporting a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including white-collar defense, securities litigation and internal investigations. Additionally, he will support existing litigation with jury trial analysis and consulting services.
“Judge Dresnick is one of the region’s most tenured and most respected judicial leaders,” said Alan Kluger, founding member of Kluger Kaplan. “We are eager to welcome him to the firm and are confident that together we can accomplish great things.”
Kluger Kaplan is recognized as a powerhouse boutique litigation firm, handling some of the biggest cases that have captured both regional and national headlines. The firm has been deemed Top Litigation Department of the Year in 2012 by the Daily Business Review. Its attorneys are consistently named to Chambers, as a Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White Inc., SuperLawyers by peer review and Legal Elite by Florida Trend.
“The decision to leave the bench was not a decision to leave the courtroom – which is my first love and true professional passion,” said Dresnick. “Kluger Kaplan will not only allow me to stay active as a trial attorney but will provide endless opportunities to develop a successful next chapter in my career.”
Judge Dresnick received his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School after earning his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Miami. During his career, he has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. District Courts: Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, District of Washington and Eastern District of Michigan. He has served in his current role as an Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court judge since 1996.
Dresnick serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, and previously served as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law and taught Continuing Judicial Education at the Conference of Circuit Court Judges.
Dresnick is active in the local community. He received the Dade County Bar Association’s “Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award.” He has served as the Chairman of the Board for Easter Seal Society of Dade County, was appointed to the Metropolitan Dade County Independent Commission of Inquiry after Hurricane Andrew, and has served on many legal associations and committees during his accomplished career.