1986 B.S. Florida State University
J.D. 1992 St. Thomas University
1993-1995 Senior in house litigation counsel Carnival Cruise Lines
1995 – 2002 – Law Offices of Julio J. Ayala, P.A.
2002 – present – founder and Partner of Crewmember and Maritime Advocacy Center P.A.
American Trial Lawyers Association
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Cuban American Bar Association
Over 30 years experience in maritime personal injury trials and pre trial litigation of crew member and passenger personal injury claims. Mr. Ayala has successfully represented hundreds of crewmembers against cruise lines and cargo shipping companies in all types of personal injury claims involving unsafe work conditions, improper shipboard and shore side medical treatment, maintenance and cure, sexual assaults, and crew member wage disputes, maritime liens