David E. Gurley
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Jennie Z. Lippert
Alfredo Fernandez-Martinez
Monica Tirado-Ratcliffe
Joseph M. Herbert

Monica Tirado-Ratcliffe

Of Counsel

601 South Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Direct: 941.556.1489
Fax: 941.365.2916
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Prior to attending law school, Monica Tirado-Ratcliffe worked as an HR Consultant in Puerto Rico, where she prepared affirmative action plans and assisted clients before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance of the United States Department of Labor.

While attending law school, Monica worked as a paralegal and law clerk, in the labor and employment department of a law firm in Puerto Rico. She has experience in the areas of insurance coverage and labor and employment. Throughout law school, Monica received multiple scholastic awards, including Dean's List, National Dean's List and "Who'™s Who Among American Students in Universities and Colleges." Additionally, while in undergraduate school, Monica served as the President of the National Business Honor Society.

Monica was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. After she obtained her J.D., Monica moved with her husband, Rolando, to Miami, Florida. Monica and Rolando have four children. Monica enjoys spending quality time with her family by attending her children's dance and sporting events. She is actively involved in their parish community as well as in her children's school.


  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico Law School, "Who's Who Among American Students in Universities and Colleges"

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • The Florida Bar (Equal Opportunities Law Section; Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • The Puerto Rico Bar Association

Additional Info

  • Practices
    • Surety Law
    • Construction Law
    • Business and Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Defense Litigation
    • Insurance Coverage
  • Education
    • J.D., Inter American University of Puerto Rico Law School, 2000
    • B.B.A., Honors, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1991
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Florida, 2007
    • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2001
  • Languages
    • Spanish

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