Attorney, Vaka Law Group (Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation
Year Graduated: 2006
Ric Asfar is an attorney with Vaka Law Group in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. Prior to this role, Ric was an associate attorney with Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A. in Tampa, Florida. His practice is primarily focused on commercial litigation, chapter 11 reorganizations, and appeals with an emphasis on the banking, construction, and automotive industries. Ric is also active in the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, and was selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyer® Magazine’s “Rising Stars” list for 2012 and 2013. During his time at Pacific McGeorge, Ric served as a full-time student extern to the Honorable Consuelo M. Callahan of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, assistant comment editor for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal, and president of the Student Bar Association. Ric grew up in Queens, N.Y. and earned his B.A. from CUNY Baruch College. Ric is married to fellow Pacific McGeorge alum Jennifer Chapman, class of '07, who is a senior tax staff member with Ernst & Young, where she provides tax planning advice for high net worth individuals.