23 May 2023
Attorney Ron Darrigo inducted into 2023 Hillsborough High School Alumni Hall of Fame
Posted By Darrigo & Diaz
We are excited to announce that Attorney Ron Darrigo was inducted into the 2023 Hillsborough High School Alumni Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on May 18, 2023, at the Hillsborough High School auditorium, where family, friends, and firm members gathered to honor and celebrate Ron’s recognition.
About the Hillsborough High School Alumni Hall of Fame
Each year, the Hillsborough High School Alumni Association selects a distinguished group to become members of the Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected based on professional and personal success, commitment to giving back to the community, and demonstration of integrity, hard work, and leadership. The individuals honored this year have achieved commendable professional and personal goals, and through these achievements, they have left a lasting impact on people, organizations, and communities in which they are involved.
Therefore, we congratulate Ron on his selection and induction into the Hillsborough High School Alumni Hall of Fame. Loyal, generous, sharp, and a role model for all, Ron is a dynamic leader at our firm and a pillar within the Tampa community.
About Ron Darrigo
Born and raised in the same house he still owns in Wellswood, Ron attended Mendenhall and Bryant Elementary Schools, Oak Grove Junior High, and Middleton Junior High before arriving at Hillsborough High School.
Attending Hillsborough High from 1976 to 1978, Ron was a member of the Junior Optimist Club. After graduating, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida. He obtained his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Ron continues to be a leader within the local legal community and has dedicated his life to serving others. He is a founding member of the Trinity School for Children and was instrumental in establishing the school from inception. Ron presents the Ronald Darrigo “Eye of the Tornado” award of excellence to a student for outstanding achievements in sports. He also presents the “Heart of the Tornado” award that is based on diligence, sportsmanship and grit. Ron has also contributed to many organizations throughout the years, including Wellswood Little League, St. Joseph Catholic School, West Tampa Little League, Blanket Tampa Bay, Shriners Circus, St. Joseph Hospital, Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Ron’s legal career
Ron is a senior partner at Darrigo & Diaz with nearly 30 years of legal experience. He believes everyone deserves exceptional service and fights to ensure his clients receive the care and justice they need. Prior to joining the firm, Ron served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial District. As a former prosecutor, he knows how the government handles criminal cases and the tactics they use. This insight proves invaluable and enables Ron to better protect the freedoms and futures of those who stand accused.
Ron and his wife Leslie have two children, Matthew and Kaley, and he is enjoying his first granddaughter, Joey Ann. He has a passion for show dogs and raises and breeds his Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. His Lightning City Kennels has produced many champions. Ron is the former president of Pony Baseball at Wellswood, serving from 2006 to 2008. He also supports Hillsborough High School by donating to the Terrier Baseball program and the Alumni Association annual art content.
Congratulations Ron on your 2023 Hillsborough High School Alumni Hall of Fame Induction!