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Rafael J. Roca, Esq.


Civil Trial Attorney

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Accolades

Florida Bar Board Certified
Super Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.

- Abraham Lincoln

Rafael J. Roca., Esq. BCS. is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Law® and AV Preeminent Rated® attorney with the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A.

Mr. Roca joined the firm in early 2020. Mr. Roca is fluent in Spanish and is proud to serve the Hispanic population of Palm Beach County, both by representing individuals and families, as well as civil and legal associations that benefit these communities.

Mr. Roca was born in Holguin, Cuba, and immigrated to the United States when he was only 10 months old in 1961. He was raised in Miami, Florida, and attended Florida State University for his undergraduate program. In in 1987, Mr. Roca received his J.D. degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, and soon after moved to Palm Beach County, where he’s lived and practiced law for more than thirty years.

Prior to joining LOCG, Mr. Roca operated a solo practice for more than a decade. He began his legal career as a law clerk for prominent personal injury law firms beginning in 1986. Mr. Roca cut his teeth in the courtroom advocating for his injured clients as an associate attorney for many years before earning his first partnership at what is today Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Smith, Ivey, and Fronrath.

Mr. Roca has successfully earned many important accolades and secured millions in verdict and settlement recoveries for hundreds of injured clients he’s had the privilege to serve over his decorated career. Mr. Roca has demonstrated a level of expertise achieved by only 1% of Florida attorneys as a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer® for cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic automobile accidents, and slip and falls.

Leadership, Honors, & Community

What has set Mr. Roca apart from his peers throughout his long and successful career is his commitment and dedication to his professional volunteer activities, serving in leadership roles on many boards, associations, and non-profit efforts that are near and dear to his heart.

Among his many endeavors is his continued commitment to serving the Hispanic communities of South Florida, serving as past President of the Minority Affairs Committee for the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and past Chairman of the Hispanic Affairs Committee for the City of West Palm Beach. His other affiliations include leadership roles at the Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic Human Resources Council, Inc.

In addition, Mr. Roca boast many professional achievements and associations, including consistent rankings by SuperLawyers®, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Florida Justice Association, The American Association for Justice, The Florida Lawyers Action Group, and the Endowment for Academic Giving to Law and Education.

Education

St. Thomas University School of Law
Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 1987

Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts – 1984

Professional Affiliations

• Florida Bar Association
Board Certified: Civil Trial Law

• Hispanic Human Resources Council
President (2000-2001) + Current Board Member

• 15th Judicial Circuit,
Judicial Nominating Committee

Chairman (2007)

• PBC Hispanic Bar Association
Past President + Current Member

• Palm Beach County Justice Association
Past President + Current Member

• Legal Aid Society
Board of Trustees Member

• St. Thomas School of Law
Board of Advisors Member

Noteworthy Verdicts

$7.2M – Francisco Rivera v. Safeco
Auto wrongful death of child

$5.2M – Thomas Higgins v. GEICO
Auto crash, rear end collision

$2.3M – Gerald Scoggin v. Nationwide
Passenger in auto crash

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