Attorney

Al Washington

Associate

Attorney Al Washington

Alfred Washington, Jr. joined the Law Offices of Rue & Ziffra in 2016. He is a former insurance defense attorney who has worked extensively in the field for 15+ years, including at a well-known insurance company, handling such matters as insurance defense and personal injury cases. He has brought that experience to the plaintiff side and helping clients at Rue & Ziffra. As a tidbit, Al’s interest in law might have come from his father, Alfred Washington, Sr., who was the first African American County Judge in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.


Past Legal Employment
·        Associate Attorney at Hassell-Legal, defending auto accident, slip and falls, and aviation accidents

·        Adjunct Professor at Bethune Cookman University – Prelaw, Criminal Law & Procedure, Legal Research, and Paralegal Certification

·        Assistant State Attorney – Drug Prosecutor

·        Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Appeals, State of Florida (over 100 reported cases on Westlaw)

·        Federal Law Clerk for Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley of US Southern District of Texas

·        Volusia County Drug Court Program and the Volusia County Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board

·        General Counsel & Legal Advisor to the Board of Trustees for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

·        Judicial Intern & Criminal Intern

Education


  • Tuskegee University, B.S., 1989
  • Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D., 1997

Practice Areas


  • Personal Injury Protection Claims (PIP)
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Bus Accidents
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Watercraft Accidents

Memberships


  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • Flagler County Bar Association, President-Elect

Admissions


  • All Florida Courts
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit