Resume / professional background and education
Date of Birth: 1951
Place of Birth: NYC
Bachelors Degree, Cum Laude State University of New York at Albany 1973. Winner of New York State Regents Scholarship. Winner of Goethe Institute Scholarship from the Republic of West Germany. J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, New York 1973.
Legal employment history:
New York State Assembly Legislative Clerk to the Hon. William Bianchi and the Hon. Irwin Landes, Committee assignments: New York State Penal Law Committee. Legal Editor E. B. Williams Publications, New York, New York, Instructor of Legal Research Hofstra University School of Law, and teaching assistant to professor Seymour Kleinman, Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York.
Admissions: United States Supreme Court, United States Federal District Court Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, Florida State Bar, New York State Bar, Oregon State Bar.
Awards and achievements:
Biographical listing in ; Who's Who in American Law, The International Dictionary of Biography, Law and Leading Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell Law directory, Florida Super Lawyers, Consumer Guide to Law & Leading Attorneys
Legal Specialization and Certifications:
Federal Court Trials
Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar Association,
Published Author in trial practice
Since 1976 Attorney Behr has been aggressively fighting for and defending clients in Florida State and Federal Courts. He is a relentless champion.
IN PRACTICE SINCE 1976, RALPH S. BEHR IS A PRACTICING TRIAL ATTORNEY IN FLORIDA STATE, U.S. FEDERAL AND NEW YORK STATE COURTS.
MR. BEHR IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT BAR, THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, AND THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA.
MR. BEHR IS ALSO ADMITTED AS A TRAIL LAWYER IN FLORIDA STATE COURTS, NEW YORK STATE COURTS AND OREGON STATE COURTS.
MR. BEHR IS A FORMER CLERK IN THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY AND FORMER ASSEMBLY STAFF MEMBER OF THE PENAL AND CRIMINAL CODES COMMITTEE.
MR. BEHR IS THE FORMER LEGAL EDITOR OF E.B. WILLIAMS PUBLICATIONS OF NEW YORK, FORMER LEGAL RESEARCH TEACHING ASSISTANT AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, AND FORMER TEACHING ASSISTANT TO THE LATE PROFESSOR SEYMOUR KLEINMAN AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, NEW YORK, NEW YORK.
MR. BEHR IS ACTIVE IN LOCAL JUDICIAL RACES AND POLITICS IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the Board of Directors
Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Legislative Liaison Committee, Chairman of the Pleading and Practice Committee
Federal Practice Committee
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
Florida Bar Association
Criminal Law Section, Appellate Law Section, International Law Section, Tax Law Section, Securities Law Section
American Bar Association
New York State Assembly
Former Legislative Aide, Former Staff Member Penal Committee
Hofstra University of Law, N.Y.
Former Instructor in Legal Research
Columbia University School of Law, NY, NY
Former Teaching Assistant
City of Deerfield Beach
Former Commissioner of Housing
E.B. Williams Publishing Co., NY, NY Florida -Former Legal Editor
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Florida Bar
"Death Qualified" by the Florida Supreme Court For Capital Murder/Death Penalty cases