Mr. Ruiz holds a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. magma cum laude from the Florida International University College of Law. Mr. Ruiz is a managing partner at the Miami Bankruptcy Center PLLC, a law firm, and The Law Offices of Raul Ruiz, P.A. Attorney Ruiz is also an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University College of Law.
Mr. Ruiz has extensive courtroom and trial experience. As an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Ruiz handled numerous criminal cases from arrest to trial and conviction. Since serving as a prosecutor for the State of Florida, Mr. Ruiz has continued litigating numerous cases in various areas of the law, including bankruptcy.
Mr. Ruiz contributes part of his professional time to the Put Something Back Bankruptcy Project, assisting low-income individuals and families obtain bankruptcies and other legal assistance.
Mr. Ruiz is actively involved in the legal community of Florida. He is currently a member of the Dade County Bar Association, The American Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Additionally, Mr. Ruiz is a member of the Florida Bar’s standing rules committee for Small Claims Court.
Mr. Ruiz also completed work as an intern law clerk for the Honorable Judge Kenneth A. Marra, Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Ruiz is a native Spanish speaker. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and is a member of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Ruiz received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He
received a bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and
Electrical Engineering. While at Yale, Mr. Ruiz was a Presidential
Scholar, Yale Scholar, Society of American Military Engineers Scholar,
Charles E. Jones Scholar, Henry T. Morgan Scholar, and a Connecticut
Information Technology Scholar. Mr. Ruiz also served on the Yale
College Council as a representative, was a co-founding member, editor,
and technical director of LawMeme at Yale Law School, as well as the
Director of Information Technology for the Yale Law and Technology
Mr. Ruiz graduated from the Florida International University College of Law with a J.D. degree and graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Ruiz made the Dean's List all of his semester, was a semi-finalist in the Weschler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at American University in Washington, D.C., was the second place overall oralist in the FIU Intramural Appellate Moot Court Competition, represented the law school at the National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Assocation of the Bar of the City of New York, and was Vice-President of the Moot Court Board of Advocates. Mr. Ruiz's academic credentials earned him the coveted book awards in courses such as Business Associations, Evidence, Federal Income Taxation, and the Law of War and International Armed Conflict.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Oral Advocate||Florida International University College of Law||2006|
|Critical Skills Professor||Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Florida International University College of Law||2010 - Present|
|Managing Partner/Owner||Miami Bankruptcy Center PLLC, a law firm||2009 - 2010|
|Managing Partner/Owner||Law Offices of Raul Ruiz, P.A.||2009 - 2011|
|Trial Attorney||Essen, Essen, Susaneck & Cohen, P.A.||2007 - 2009|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Glenn J. Holzberg||2007 - 2007|
|Assistant State Attorney||Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office||2006 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Deehl & Carlson, P.A.||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Law Related Education Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules Committee||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami Chapter)||Member||2008 - 2008|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2007 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - 2008|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2006 - 2008|
|Florida Bar||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Dade County Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2008|
|State v. Atwood||Case Dismissed|
|State v. Kerbel||Case Dismissed|
|State v. Flanagan||Case Dismissed|
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|The Bankruptcy Blog||Florida Condominium Law Changes Can't Wait||2010|
|The Bankruptcy Blog||Condominium & Homeowner's Association Bankruptcy in Florida||2010|
|Florida International University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Yale University||Economics, Electrical Engineering||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Professionalism Day||Legal Professionalism||2012|
|Professionalism Day||Legal Professionalism||2011|
|Florida International University College of Law Appellate Advocacy Competition||Judge for Appellate Advocacy Competition||2008|
|Defending Drunk Drivers||Effective Discovery Practices in DUI Cases||2008|