Eric C. Ragatz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.
 | 501 Riverside Avenue, Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-399-1609
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., in Jacksonville, Florida, Eric C. Ragatz focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and personal injury, including medical malpractice and products liability as well as matters involving wrongful death claims and nursing home negligence. During his more than 15 years of experience, Mr. Ragatz has arbitrated numerous products liability claims involving defective medical equipment and secured several settlements in excess of $1 million in personal injury cases before various federal courts. He serves clients throughout the state of Florida.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University in 1992, Mr. Ragatz received his Juris Doctor with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 1996. Admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Mr. Ragatz holds numerous prestigious memberships and, as a testament to the regard in which he is held by his peers, has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a recipient of its AV-Preeminent* rating. He is an active participant in the Jacksonville Justice Association, the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, the Florida Justice Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association. Mr. Ragatz was also instrumental in authoring several sections in the seventh edition of The Florida Bar's “Florida Civil Trial Practice,” a practitioner's guide offering practical advice to attorneys on each stage of the trial process in the state of Florida.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Medical Devices, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products: Medical Devices, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Eric Ragatz

Admitted: 1996, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.edwardsragatz.com/attorneys/eric-c-ragatz/

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Through 2015, A/V Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbard, 2010
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Cum Laude

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1996
  • Florida, 1996
  • Georgia, 1997
  • Member, Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Member, Statewide Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Florida Bar, Florida Civil Practice for Trial, 7th Ed.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Chandler vs. Memorial/HCA Resulting in a $228 Million Verdict., 2012

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.S. in Finance, 1992
Office Location for Eric C. Ragatz

501 Riverside Avenue
Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: 904-399-1609

 

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Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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