Big Problems Need Big Lawyers!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Black Lawyers||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Black Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Senior Associate Trial Attorney||Saller & Bishop||2014 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office||2013 - 2014|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office||2012 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40||Member||2016 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40||Member||2016 - Present|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Monumental City Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|State v. Sprague||Motion to suppress Field Sobriety Tests granted; Client found Not Guilty|
|State of Maryland v. Williams||All Evidence Suppressed at Pretrial Motions; Charges Dismissed|
|State of Maryland v. Porter||Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Duke University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
Posted by Justin
I hired Malcolm For my case and I couldn't ask for a more personable, professional, and experienced attorney. I was a mess after my incident and throughout the process he kept me calm and reassured me that we were going to be fine and he was going to take care of it. He went above and beyond his duties as my attorney making sure that I understood everything and that we were on the same page. Anything less than a win or fair deal is unnacceptable to him. During trial I can tell he does his homework because he always has a game plan and can also improvise. You'll never feel doubt because he won't let you. He's so confident in himself and his abilities that he makes you forget your worries. The relationship that he builds with you almost feels like you have a close family member who has your back. I am beyond satisfied and he helped me get the best result that I could ask for. I feel like I owe him more money for the amount of work he put into it. My attorney for life.
Posted by Theresa
In August 2016, 3 months ago, my 15 year old son ran into serious trouble with the law, was facing 5 criminal charges and was temporaily suspended from school. I was devastated. I did not know what to do. However, my daughter, had a friend, in the legal arena, who referred Mr. Ruff. From the moment my son and I met Mr. Ruff, we felt extremely comfortable. Mr. Ruff seemed very confident, reassuring and knowledgeable in his industry. He counseled us and walked us through the process. He was with us every step of the way. He always returned my calls and answered all my great concerns. Mr. Ruff even took time to speak with my son after work hours to encourage him. Before the end of October, my son was reinstated back into school because of Mr. Ruff's efforts and by the end of October all of his charges have been dimissed. All I can say is "Thank you" You are a great attorney and your partners are fortunate to have you on their team.
Jonathan Schneider, Personal injury Attorney
Malcolm Ruff has not only been a respected colleague and co-worker, but a close friend ever since law school. Malcolm is compassionate, caring, aggressive and knowledgeable. After clerking together in the State's Attorney's Office, we both served together as Assistant State's Attorney's, prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies in Baltimore County. Malcolm is a phenomenal lawyer who truly cares about his clients and will fight to make sure they get the best possible results.
Gary Damico, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
In the time that I have gotten to know Mr. Ruff in and out of the courtroom, a few descriptions immediately come to mind. Dedicated to his clients. A sharpened legal mind. An affable and endearing personality that towers above his contemporaries. Mr. Ruff has quickly risen to the top of his profession, recently receiving a not guilty verdict on a criminal matter that included attempted murder charges. It is very obvious that Mr. Ruff wakes up every single day with enthusiasm and commitment to his clients. I have witnessed him taking phone calls at all hours, preparing motions in the midnight hour, and surmising his next strategy, for the next client. I would entrust Mr. Ruff with any criminal matter, no matter how minor or severe. With freedom on the line, he is a proven winner.