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Joel Ruben is an experienced and creative real estate and business
litigation attorney in the Los Angeles area. Joel's practice
demonstrates the link between real estate litigation and transactions
-- two sides of the same coin. In resolving business and real estate
disputes, there is an opportunity more than 90% of the time to make a
deal before trial in spite of the previous problems or ill will between
the parties. In documenting real estate transactions, there is always
an opportunity to apply lessons learned in litigation to fully express
the intentions of the parties and reduce the risk of future disputes. You can contact Joel Ruben at (310)546-8185 or


Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
  2. Construction & Development: 20%
  3. Commercial: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Real Estate: 20%



Hourly ($300-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robin Mashal

    Mr. Ruben is a zealous advocate for his clients' rights. I endorse this lawyer's work.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Joel D. Ruben

1230 Rosecrans Ave.
Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266-3788


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1987
Order of the CoifUniversity of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law1977
Phi Beta KappaU.C.L.A.1971
Summa Cum LaudeU.C.L.A.1971
Regent's ScholarUniversity of California1969
President's ScholarUniversity of California1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Joel D. Ruben2004 - Present
PartnerLipofsky & Ruben1984 - 2004
AssociateGreenberg & Glusker1977 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Cal Real Estate Law Blog.ComSeries of articles about developments in California real estate law2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Purchase and Sale TransactionsRepresentations and Warranties in Real Estate Purchase Agreements2004
Ethics 2004--Keeping Current in a World of ChangeDevelopments in Legal Ethics2004