Ramba Consulting Group, LLC
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ABOUT US
David E. Ramba is founder of Ramba Consulting Group. Prior to creating this entity in August of 2009, Mr. Ramba was head of the Legislative Team for Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., for 10 years. As such, Mr. Ramba represented over 30 clients before the Legislature, Governor, Cabinet and state agencies in the areas of local government, utilities, taxation, franchise issues, environmental regulation, administrative rulemaking and other general government matters. Legal representation of clients included employment and personnel matters, housing issues, American’s with Disability Act, land use and permitting, contract negotiations and appropriations matters for state and local programs.

Prior to working with Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Mr. Ramba was Legislative Counsel for The Florida League of Cities, Inc. In his five years at the League representing local government, his primary duties were to represent the League before the Florida Legislature in the areas of civil justice reform, transportation, building codes, workers’ compensation, health insurance, eminent domain and other legal matters pertaining to municipal government. Mr. Ramba was responsible for the drafting of proposed legislation for all legislative matters affecting municipalities and for advocating the League’s position to the Florida Legislature, Constitution Revision Commission, Cabinet and other government agencies. He also participated in rule development with state agencies, drafted legislative policy for League members and served as legal counsel to city attorneys.

Mr. Ramba also worked as an attorney for the Department of Labor’s Special Disability Trust Fund and in the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Finance and Taxation.

Mr. Ramba is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court. He is a Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator for the Second Judicial Circuit.

Allison S. Carvajal has over 19 years of experience in legislative and governmental relations. Prior to joining Ramba Consulting Group, Ms. Carvajal was owner of Carvajal Consulting and Management, a government relations firm representing numerous clients before all levels of state government. Current activities include the management of legislative programs for several statewide organizations as well as private companies.

Ms. Carvajal began her career with the Florida Legislature in the Senate Appropriations Committee while attending graduate school at the Florida State University in Public Administration and Political Science. While attending graduate school she also worked with various Governmental Consultants representing clients before State Government.

In 1996, 1998 and 2002 Ms. Carvajal temporarily relocated to the St. Petersburg area where she worked for the Republican Party of Florida as a field representative. During her tenure with the Republican Party, Ms. Carvajal gained extensive knowledge in the aspect of campaign management. Ms. Carvajal continues to maintain her presence in the political arena.

Ms. Carvajal’s experience from state government and private sector activities, combined with her participation in political activities provides her clients with a formidable advocate for the advancement of their interests.

Ms. Carvajal resides in Tallahassee with her husband Tony and they have one son.

Keith C. Hetrick joined Ramba Law Group in 2014. With 30 years of legal and legislative experience, he continues to represent clients before the Legislature and state agencies on a wide variety of issues including but not limited to land use, environmental permitting and water issues, regulatory reform, building codes, appropriations matters, administrative rulemaking and other general government matters. Mr. Hetrick also serves as outside General Counsel to the Florida Health Care Association.

Prior to joining the Ramba Law Group, Mr. Hetrick was Of Counsel in the Tallahassee Office of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel for 3 years, where he practiced in the area of administrative and environmental/land use law. He was part of the firm’s government relations practice where he undertook legislative representation of numerous clients before the Florida Legislature and state agencies. Mr. Hetrick has provided advice and successfully represented clients in licensure litigation, land use and environmental permitting, contract negotiations, and appropriations matters. 

Before Broad and Cassel, Mr. Hetrick served as in-house General Counsel to the Florida Home Builders Association for 15 years. His wide-ranging responsibilities included managing FHBA’s Legal Action Fund and Industry Issues Fund and coordinating and undertaking related lobbying activities in the areas of:  construction law (including building codes, licensure issues and liens); growth management, environmental permitting, water law and endangered species; finance and tax and title insurance; regulatory and administrative legal reform and private property rights.  He also served as FHBA’s General Counsel, providing the full array of such services to the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Officers, including advice on association bylaws, trademark, anti-trust and all contracts.

Mr. Hetrick previously has served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Associate Attorney with the Greenberg, Traurig law firm, and as a Staff Attorney in the Florida Senate Economic, Community and Consumer Affairs Committee.

Mr. Hetrick is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.


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