Museum Tower – Penthouse 2800
150 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
(305) 373-2101

Herman J. Russomanno


Partner – Russomanno & Borrello, P.A.

Partner – Floyd Pearson Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh & Russomanno, P.A. 1980-1996

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer State of Florida (1986)
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1986)
(Re-Certified 1991, 1996, 2001 & 2006)


State of Alabama
State of Florida
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals – 11th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals – 5th Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle
and Northern Districts of Florida
United States District Court Southern District of Alabama
Florida Public Service Commission


Rutgers University, New Jersey – 1971
B.A. Magna Cum Laude and with College Wide Honors
Phi Beta Kappa
Samford University-Cumberland School of Law-J.D. Birmingham, Alabama-1975
Law Clerk, Honorable Daniel H. Thomas, U.S. District Court
Mobile, Alabama 1975-1976
Law Clerk, Associate Justice Hugh Maddox, Alabama
Supreme Court – 1976-1977
Corporate Counsel – Southern Bell Telephone -1977-1980


President of the Roscoe Pound Civil Justice Institute
President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Trustee AAJ Robert Habush Endowment
Member American Arbitration Association.
Member ABA Ethics Commission 20/20
Fellow – American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow – International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow – International Society of Barristers
Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America
President – The Florida Bar (2000)
President-Elect – The Florida Bar (1999)
Board of Governors – The Florida Bar
Member – American Bar Association Commission on Ethics 20/20
Vice President – The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Dean – The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Secretary of International Relations – The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Chair, Budget Committee – The Florida Bar
Chair Admissions Committee- International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Executive Committee – The Florida Bar
Past President- The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
Delegate – American Bar Association House of Delegates
Board of Governors – American Association for Justice
Executive Committee- American Association for Justice
Board of Directors – Florida Justice Association
Past President, Florida Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA-2005)
Past President, Dade County Bar Association (1993-94)
Past President – American Board of Trial Advocates (Miami Chapter)
Past President, Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (1990-91)
Past President, Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (1983-84)
Past-Chair: Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee, AJA
Chair: Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee – Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award
Chair: Committee on Ethical Conduct, AJA
Co-Chair: Bar Liaison Committee, AJA
Chair: Florida Bar Liaison Committee – FJA
Past-Chair: Continuing Legal Education – FJA
Past-Chair: Budget Preparation Committee – FJA
Past Chair: Civil Trial Certification Committee – Florida Bar
Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services – The Florida Bar
Executive Committee, Dade County Bar Association 1988-1993
State Delegate – AJA (1987-1993)
Executive Council Trial Lawyers Section Florida Bar
Bencher & Counsellor – The Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court
Past-President Catholic Lawyers Guild of Dade County
Membership Committee – National Conference of Bar Presidents
Member – AJA – PAC
Fellow – American Bar Association
Fellow- Litigation Counsel of America
Treasurer and Fellow – Roscoe Pound Foundation
Liaison- National Board College of Advocacy Board of Trustees
Member – Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Member – Rules of Civil Procedures Committee, Florida Bar
Member – Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Florida Bar
Member – Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Florida Bar
Member – State Relations, AJA
Member – Coalition for Justice, American Bar Association
Member – Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, American Bar Association
Member – Standing Committee on Professionalism, American Bar Association
Member – Committee on Issues of Concern to the Legal Profession, American Bar Association
Member – Florida State Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers
Member – Alternatives for Dispute Resolution Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers
Member- The Florida Bar Elections Committee
Member- ABOTA Judicial Liaison Committee
Member- ABOTA Legislative Committee
Member- Trial Lawyers Care 9-11 Victims
Member- AJA Road to Justice Committee (1990-91)
Member- AJA Law Schools Program Committee (1988-89)
Member- AJA Lawyers Challenge for Children Committee (1998-99)
Member- Committee to Study Special Education Programs
Member- State Delegate Joint Membership Committee
Member- ABA State Justice Initiatives
Member- American College of Trial Lawyers Florida Access to Justice Committee
Member ABOTA- Hurricane Katrina Special Committee
Member- AJA Publications Committee
Member- Florida Bar Eleventh Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee
Member- Professionalism Committee Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Member- AJA Propositious and Initiative Task Force
Member- AJA Key Person Committee
Member- AJA Membership Task Force Committee
Senior Counsel Member – American College of Barristers


Recipient – Best Lawyers in America
Leading Florida Attorneys – Selected in all Editions
Recipient – Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year, The American Board of Trial
Advocates (2001)
Recipient- David Dyer Professionalism Award Dade County Bar Association (2004)
Recipient – Justice Harry Lee Anstead Professionalism Award
Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (2002)
Recipient – Pursuit of Justice Award – Tort and Insurance Practice Section
Task Force on Plaintiffs’ Involvement
American Bar Association (2002)
Recipient – B.J. Masterson Award for Professionalism
Florida Justice Association (2001)
Recipient – Jon Krupnick Award for Perseverance – Florida Justice Association (2010)
Recipient – Doctor of Laws, St. Thomas University School of Law (2000)
Recipient – Silver Medallion Award NCCJ (2002)
Recipient – Joe Tonahill Award – New Lawyers Division –
American Association for Justice (1997)
Recipient – Distinguished Alumnus Cumberland School of Law (1995)
Recipient- Wiedman Wysocki Citation of Excellence
Recipient – Florida Justice Association Silver Eagle Award (1994)
Recipient – Outstanding Young Men of America (1984)
Recipient – Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar Award As The Most
Productive Lawyer in The State of Florida (1981-82)
Recipient – Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Outstanding
Young Lawyer Award (1982)
Recipient – The St. Thomas More Award (1989)

Other Activities

Past Chair – National Conference for Community and Justice, Greater Miami Region
Member – 1989-90 Florida Legislature Motor Vehicle Insurance Task Force
Past Chair – St. Thomas University Board of Trustees
Past Chair – Development Committee, St. Thomas University
Chair – Executive Committee, St. Thomas University School of Law, Board of Advisors
Adjunct Professor – St. Thomas University School of Law
Past President – Cumberland School of Law, National Alumni
Association (1989-91)
Member – Advisory Board of Cumberland School of Law – Merit Selection Panel, United States Magistrate, Southern District of Florida
Member – Committee for Selection of General Masters (11th Judicial Circuit)
Past Director – Legal Services of Greater Miami
Member – St. Louis Catholic Church
Boy Scouts (Benefactor)
Charles Evans Hughes Task Force Fore- The National Conference
Past President – Continental Kendall Boys and Girls Baseball Khoury League
Citizen’s Fraud Prevention & Education Foundation
Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Legal Advocates Committee
Past – Palmer Trinity School Board of Trustees, Secretary
Past – President – Palmer Trinity School Booster’s Club
Board Member – Gulliver Prep Booster Club
Leadership Miami
United Way

Faculties of various continuing legal programs include:

Florida Circuit Judges Conference
The National College of Advocacy
The Florida Bar
ABOTA Masters in Trial
Florida Justice Association
American Association for Justice
Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
New Jersey ATLA Lawyers Association
National Business Institute
Young Lawyers Section – The Florida Bar
Young Lawyers Section – Florida Justice Association
Interdisciplinary Rape Science Training Institute – Jackson Memorial Hospital
ABOTA- Miami Chapter
ABOTA- Palm Beach

Museum Tower – Penthouse 2800
150 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Telephone (305) 373-2101
Fax: (305) 373-2103

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