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James David Ruffner II

also known as J. David Ruffner

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About Me

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Ohio (active license)-


  • Admissions:

  • Ohio State Bar-

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio-

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • United States Tax Court

  • I hate meatloaf

  • I love lemon-meringue pie

  • Tafadhali nataka bia baridi

  • Choo kiko wapi?




Practice Areas


  1. Business: 25%
    21 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    21 years
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    20 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    17 years
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    21 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    I endorse this attorney. Attorney Ruffner has an excellent reputation in the legal community for his high level of knowledge and understanding of the law and his care and concern for his clients. If you need legal help with a business problem or just have a question, Attorney Ruffner is the one to talk to. I strongly recommend him to you.


    Ronald Burdge Lemon Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Sung Hong

    I endorse this outstanding lawyer. David and I were associates at a Dayton firm and I was impressed by his high quality written product as well as his excellent professionalism. As a budding lawyer, I tried to model myself after his legal expertise and incredible attention to details.


    Thomas Hong Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ruffner Law Offices LLC

2312 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH, 45419



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leadership Dayton GraduateDayton Chamber of Commerce2001
Accounting Excellence AwardDeloitte, Haskins & Sells1982
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawTaft, Stettinius, Hollister, Dinsmore, Shohl, Chernesky, Heyman, Kress, Green, Sebaly, Shillito, Dyer, Porter, Wright, Morris, Arthur, Turner, Granzow, & Hollenkamp1994 - 2010
Legal InternDayton Power & Light Company1992 - 1994
Senior Internal AuditorReynolds & Reynolds1986 - 1990
Tax SeniorArthur Andersen & Co. Cpa's1983 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Advocates for Basic Legal EqualityExecutive Committee of Board and Treasurer2004 - 2010
Legal Aid of Western OhioExecutive Committee of Board and Treasurer2004 - 2010
Ohio Society of Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dayton Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Numerous Tax Audits and SettlementsSuccessful reduction of taxes and outcomes and full no-change audit results
Tax cases in US Tax Court and Ohio Board of Tax AppealsSuccessful case and settlement outcomes
Business and shareholder disputes/dissolutions/breakupsSuccessful case and settlement outcomes on contract and monetary issues
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DaytonLawJ.D. - Juris Doctor1994
Wright State University/Miami UniversityAccountancy and Finance (Dual Major)B.S.N/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Swahili and the Law: The Bantu Way (Jambo, Ninaweza kusema Kiswahili!)The Language of Law: The Transcendence of Learning Swahili for Legal Application2015
Various presentations for professional or public conferences and eventsNumerous Tax, Business and Entity TopicsN/A