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About

Kweku Darfoor, JD/MBA

Managing Shareholder

Kweku Darfoor founded Darfoor Law Firm, P.A. in 2014 after leaving a successful career in the corporate world where he worked in a state government agency, a private law firm, an alternative financing company, a specialty finance/factoring company, and a commercial real estate company. He brings over ten years of business experience in those various disciplines to the legal industry. After many years of providing solutions to clients in the business world, he now utilizes his business and legal background to fight for his clients in the courtroom and beyond. Mr. Darfoor has been invited to speak on numerous panels involving citizens’ civil rights, strategies for businesses to avoid litigation, and basic techniques to litigate personal injury claims.

Mr. Darfoor’s goal has always been to passionately pursue the rights of victims who have been injured due to the someone else’s negligence in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, and whose lives have been altered forever by the wrongful death of a loved one. Mr. Darfoor continues to aggressively litigate cases on behalf of his clients involved in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls resulting in significant injuries, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, medical negligence, catastrophic injuries, and others including wrongful death on behalf of victims and their families.

Kweku Darfoor earned a B.S. from Florida Atlantic University in 2005, an M.I.B.A. in International Business from Nova Southeastern University in 2008, and graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 2011.

Kweku Darfoor is a member of the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association, TJ Reddick Bar Association, and F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. He continues to serve his community as a board member for Urban Philanthropies (a non-profit community development organization serving underserved communities in South Florida). He is a board member on the board of directors of the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association. Mr. Darfoor is also a board member on the Corey Jones Scholarship Foundation.

Mr. Darfoor is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida, and all state courts within Florida.

Publications

“Title Insurance: One Aspect to Consider in Land Reform in Ghana”
“Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate “From the Capital to the Courthouse”
June 8, 2010http://www.cftnews.com/index.php?cmd=article&id=5564

Areas of Practice
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Drowning Accidents
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
Professional Associations And Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • T.J. Reddick Bar Association
  • F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
Education

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

J.D. – 2011

  • William H. Stafford American Inns of Court
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Student Bar Association
  • International Law Student Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Black Law Students Association

Nova Southeastern University, Huizenga College of Business, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

M.I.B.A. – 2008


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
B.S. – 2005

  • Student Government Association (Senator)
  • NAACP (President)
  • Black Student Union
Languages
  • English
  • Ga (Ghanaian)

Tressie George III, Esq.

Of-Counsel

Tressie George III is an insurance litigation attorney committed to helping people and businesses throughout Florida with their denied or underpaid residential and commercial property insurance claims.

Prior to joining Kagan Law, Tressie gained extensive experience as manager of the litigation department of a first party property insurance law firm, where he was responsible for developing the litigation strategies for all his cases, preparing pleadings and motions, and attending hundreds of hearings and depositions.

Tressie also has experience with estate planning law and administration of trusts and estates, including charitable giving, and formation and administration of charitable organizations. He previously served as Associate General Counsel to Palm Beach Atlantic University. While in law school, Tressie served as a certified legal intern at the Gadsden County State Attorney’s Office and tried non-jury and jury trials.

Tressie received his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in 2009. He is admitted to practice law in all Florida State courts.

M. Salman Ravala, Esq.

Of-Counsel*
*Licensed in New York only.

Attorney M. Salman Ravala, Esq. is a New York City litigator and Harvard Law School trained mediator. An Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, he practices in the areas of domestic and international business law and commercial litigation; and represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in New York state, federal, and appellate courts, as well as, in mediation and arbitration forums across the United States and globally. He also serves as a neutral on various ADR rosters including FINRA, NYS Part 137 Fee Dispute Panel, NYS Commercial Division, CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Previously, Mr. Ravala served in-house as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs to a global equipment distributor and also served as Visiting Legal Scholar to the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (UNCITRAL), as well as, Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge William M. Hoeveler in Miami, Florida. Mr. Ravala frequently speaks and writes on the topics of ADR, Commercial Litigation, and International Law and serves in numerous leadership roles with various local and national bar associations and community organizations, including serving as Chair of the Young Lawyers Friends of the New York Bar Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees of Scholarship America – the largest student support non-profit organization in the United States.

A 2016 American Arbitration Association Judge Higginbotham Fellow, he is a recipient of the 2013-2019 NYSBA Empire State Counsel Award, the 2015-2019 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Award, and the 2015-2019 Martindale-Hubbell® “Preeminent” Client Achievement Award. Mr. Ravala is a graduate of Syracuse Law School and is admitted to practice with the Bar of New York and Court of International Trade.

Honors

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Education

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
  • M.A. Economics, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs
  • B.S., Florida Atlantic University

Admissions

  • New York
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of International Trade

Sarahi Carrasco

Legal Assistant

Sarahi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Catholic University of Honduras in 2019. In 2018, she began to work at the U.S. Embassy in Honduras as an intern for the Management Section and later in the Immigrant Visa department of the Consular Section. She was subsequently hired as an Administrative Clerk for the Non-Immigrant Visa department. She became passionate in the Immigration field, which led her to get certified in U.S. Immigration law.

During her time in college she was part of the Faculty’s Protocol Staff and after graduation she volunteered in the International Youth Fellowship becoming one of the Protocol Team’s Sub-coordinators. She enjoys engaging with different cultures and learning new languages.