Ramon Emilio “Ray” Javier

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Ramon Emilio "Ray" Javier



Ray Javier is a Partner in our Miami office, whose practice focuses on construction, general liability, premises liability, professional malpractice and ethics, and transportation matters. He has litigated and tried cases throughout the State of Florida on behalf of a myriad of clients including contractors, security companies, restaurants and taverns, recreation centers, and transportation companies.

Prior to joining HBS, Ray worked as in-house counsel and managing attorney of the Miami office of Conifer Insurance Company. Ray’s early trial experience was in New York as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division and in private practice in Manhattan. Upon relocating to Florida, Ray was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County and served as an assistant chief in the career criminal unit. He was also Partner for a local state and federal civil litigation firm, where he was responsible for handling complex construction defect and construction accident cases, professional malpractice defense of architects and engineers, negligent security and liquor liability/dram shop defense, and insurance coverage disputes. Overall, Ray has tried nearly 100 jury trials to verdict.

Ray earned his Juris Doctor from Touro University (formerly Touro College) and his Bachelor of Arts from New York University.



State & Territory Courts:

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York

Article I Courts:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Touro University, 1995
  • B.A., New York University, 1991


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Federalist Society


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™, Martindale-Hubbell

In the Press

HBS Expands Miami Office & Welcomes Five Attorneys

Hall Booth Smith bolsters its Miami team by welcoming Partners Ramon Emilio “Ray” Javier and Richard A. Vargas, whose seasoned expertise and leadership will significantly contribute to the growth of the office, along with Associates Dalianett Corrales, Arlette Gomez, and Hannah Marie Blanck