also known as Douglas J. Rudman, P.A., Douglas Rudman
Douglas J. Rudman is an aggressive advocate for clients in need of skilled state and federal criminal defense in South Florida. His experience includes defending those accused of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI, traffic crimes, drug crimes, homicide, sex crimes, aggravated assault, domestic violence, white collar crimes and federal crimes.
Prior to opening his private practice, Mr. Rudman worked as a state prosecutor for the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he handled over 100 criminal cases that went to trial, many of which that were argued in front of a jury.
Today, Mr. Rudman puts his hands-on experience to work in zealously defending his clients' rights, freedom and reputation. As a former prosecutor pursuing justice for his clients, he strives to obtain results that not only protect his clients' rights but also helps them move forward with their lives.
Mr. Rudman's accolades include a Superb rating from Avvo, as well as the 2012 Clients' Choice award from the same organization, and a Dedicated Service Award from the Office of the State Attorney - Palm Beach County. He is also an active member of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Mr. Rudman received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School as well as his LL.M. in Criminal Trial Advocacy from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese
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Doug Rudman is more than just a hard working, forceful advocate for his clients. He is that rare example of an attorney that truly understands the nuts-and-bolts of the criminal justice system, which he works to the benefit of his clients to secure meaningful results. Doug's clients will not only have an intelligent and persuasive attorney representing their interests, but they will have access to an attorney that knows how to work the system and achieve successful resolutions in difficult situations.
Kevin Moot Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Doug is a very diligent, bright advocate for his clients. I have referred numerous people in need of his services, and he has done a fantastic job for them. As a former Prosecutor, Doug has a unique perspective of the process, and his familiarity with the system and many of the prosecutors from when he worked there is a real plus for his clients. Doug gives his clients candid, practical advice regarding their individual situations. He will advise when it is appropriate to take a plea, but he also is a great trial lawyer, and will take a case to trial if it's in the client's best interests. I would highly recommend Doug Rudman for criminal matters for these reasons.
Jeffrey Adelman Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|Top 100 DUI Defense Attorney||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys in Florida-Rising Stars||Miami Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorneys in Florida-Rising Stars||Wall Street Journal||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Dedicated Service Award||Office of the State Attorney - Palm Beach County||2010|
|Trial Lawyer||The Law Office of Douglas J. Rudman, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Volunteer Judge||Palm Beach County Youth Court Program||2005 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney||2005 - 2010|
|Legal Resident||United States Department of Veterans Affairs||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2014 - Present|
|Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Membership Standing Committee Member||2012 - 2013|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)||Member||2011 - Present|
|Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Broward County Chamber of Commerce||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2005|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2005 - 2006|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|The Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court||Member||2005 - 2006|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2006|
|Driving While License Suspended||Dismissed|
|False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery||Dismissed|
|Trafficking in Oxycodone (15 yrs. Min/Man)||Resolved to 3 years probation; No Jail Time!!!|
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|Sober World Magazine||Involuntary Commitments in Florida||2012|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Trial Advocacy||LL.M - Master of Laws||2005|
|The John Marshall Law School, Chicago||N/A||Law||2003|
|Columbia College (Chicago, IL)||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Monthly Lunch Meeting||Domestic Violence in the Home||2010|
|Modern Trends in Domestic Violence Prosecution||Domestic Violence Prosecutions||2010|
|Law Day||Law Day||2010|
|Business to Business Expo.||Defending Against Red Light Cameras & Other Traffic Related Offenses||2010|
|Barton Elementary School Career Day||The Life of an Attorney||2010|