Ronald C. Dresnick

  • After nearly two decades of presiding over some of South Florida’s most complex, notorious and precedent-setting cases, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Ronald C. Dresnick joined Kluger Kaplan to focus on trial work including complex commercial and probate litigation, white-collar defense, securities litigation and internal investigations. Additionally, he provides law firms litigation support with jury selection, motion and trial analysis.  He also serves as an arbitrator and a mediator.

    Judge Dresnick is known for having heard some of the most significant cases impacting the South Florida judiciary and broader community including the Major League Baseball steroid controversy involving South Florida clinic Biogenesis; a $100 million claim against Cuba for acts of terror tied to the Bay of Pigs; a major case resulting in a recent Florida Supreme Court decision reversing the lower appellate court and upholding Dresnick’s definition of the legal concept of the scope of duty; and an ethical matter that has become required reading in professionalism courses across the nation. Judge Dresnick also handled a case of first impression, relating to a victim’s attempt to enforce a wrongful death judgment against the Miccosukee Tribe.

    Dresnick was appointed to the Circuit Bench by Florida Governor Lawton Chiles in 1996 and was re-elected without opposition during each election he faced over his 18-year tenure. He served in the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions.

    • Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LLM)
    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. with honors
    • Florida