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Malcolm Peter Ruff

Personal injury Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
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About Malcolm

Learn Malcolm’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    If you have been injured through no fault of your own, including accidents and negligence, call Attorney Ruff today at The Murphy Firm for a consultation.

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Criminal defense | Juvenile | Drug crime | Sex crime | DUI | Traffic/MVA defense | If you have been accused of a crime in the Baltimore area, call Attorney Ruff today for a consultation.

  3. Civil rights
    15%
    Mr. Ruff fights for the inalienable rights of all citizens, from police brutality, false imprisonment or wrongful arrest, to environmental or affinity discrimination. Call Malcolm Ruff at The Murphy Firm to consult our Powerhouse Legal Team.

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Consequences of a DWI can follow you for the rest of your life. It is important to take the necessary steps to fight the charges. Attorney Ruff is capable of handling your DWI charge, call now for knowledgeable and professional help.

Malcolm P. Ruff is a trial attorney and Associate at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.    As an aggressive and passionate advocate, Malcolm currently focuses his practice on representing victims of negligence in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death matters.  Malcolm’s commitment to social justice also drives him to zealously fight for the rights of citizens in civil rights, criminal defense, and DUI matters.  Malcolm is a battle-tested and fearless litigator in the courtroom and has fought vigorously on the behalf of his clients with proven efficacious results.

Malcolm is an Alum of Gilman School and went on to attend Duke University where he played Football for the Blue Devils and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in African & African American Studies.  He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012 and launched his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both the Baltimore County and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Offices.  After garnering invaluable experience as a prosecutor, Malcolm joined a private general practice firm in Baltimore where he was named a Senior Associate and focused on personal injury and criminal defense litigation before recently joining the ranks of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.  

 

Malcolm has worked frequently with The Center for Urban Families, The Public Justice Center, and has served as a Law Fellow with the NAACP National Office of the General Counsel.  He has also been honored by the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40, and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys Top 10 in Maryland.   Malcolm is also the founder of 'The Pagya Project', a non-profit grassroots organization that works to mobilize members of under-served communities in Baltimore to strategically combat issues like homelessness and street violence.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation in partnership with the NFL & NFL Players Association as well as The Gilman School Alumni Board of Governors. 

Location

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
One South Street
23rd Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21202

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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
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The Best and he cares
Mr. Ruff was the best attorney ever. I had a case with 1st and 2nd degree assault. Mr. Ruff Was calming in the rough sea. Mr. Ruff cares about his clients and treats you like family. I felt like Mr. Ruff was a brother and a mentor. I learned a lot about my self and many life lessons with Mr. Ruff. Mr Ruff fought hard for my case and ultimately I did no jail time and my case was placed on the inactive docuet. Mr. Ruff kept my family calm and updated me on the progression of my case. Most importantly Mr. Ruff was there every step of the way. He answered calls when possible, returned calls on the same day, was available always for a meeting. Mr. Ruff thank you for everything and you saved my life and career. My family was stronger and closer than we ever were from your efforts. God bless you and prosper you.
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Posted by Justin | January 13, 2017
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Cool, Calm, and Collected
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.
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Posted by Theresa | November 16, 2016
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Above and Beyond My Expectations
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.
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Posted by Alexia | November 16, 2016
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Criminal defense
Malcolm handled my mother's criminal matter effortlessly and with expertise. Ultimately, the case was dismissed.
Posted by Jo Ann Miller, Esquire | November 16, 2016
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Excellent, helpful, and smart!
Mr. Ruff represented me in a criminal matter - second degree assault and weapon charges where I was facing a significant amount of time. He was able to successfully negotiate with the states attorney on my behalf and I received a not guilty on all charges!
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
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Great Lawyer
I was charged for theft from a previous employer, frighten and scared was an understatement, My career , license was on the line, This lawyer work deligently to prove my innocence My case was dismissed , my record expunged If u need an Outstanding Lawyer , this is the man The cost was Not Killing, Affordable rate and the work and expertise was 100% Thank you Mr. Ruff from my heart.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2016
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Get's the Job Done
I met Mr. Ruff the day after I was charged with a DUI. I had failed the breathalyzer test, and the police officer who arrested me sheded me in the worst light possible. Mr. Ruff used his excellent oratorical skills to explain to the judge that I was a decent person who had made a one single poor mistake. Mr. Ruff is attentive, organized, and down to earth. Great defender.
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Posted by Robert | August 24, 2016
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Went Beyond for Justice
Mr. Ruff assisted us in a multiple citations situation with a MD State Trooper that was intense and personal. He took his time yet quickly formulated an approach to allow the truth to speak. His insight and expertise went above and beyond our expectations! You will have the best on your side if you hire Mr. Ruff. THANK YOU SIR!!!
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Posted by Nsikak | August 23, 2016
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A+++
I hired Mr. Ruff after my probation was violated due to circumstances beyond my control. He was able to quickly get me out of jail and on court day he ensured my case had the best posible outcome. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I wish I had hired him earlier for my previous trial Don't wait! His services are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2016
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Review of Malcolm Ruff
A plaintiff alleged wild, unsubstantiated actions by me that I did not commit. In that context, and through referral from a friend and senior lawyer, I contacted Malcolm Ruff for assistance & legal representation. Malcolm made space on his calendar soon for us to meet. Face-to-face, he was ready to hear my side of the case in a calm, cool manner, posing questions as needed to learn the extent of what transpired to result in the allegations. Faced with allegations, especially in my situation with very limited knowledge of or experience with the judicial system, Malcolm was excellent in how he was really there to listen, support, and exude confidence that he would be there to argue on my behalf in court. After the initial consultation, we maintained periodic contact with him asking for information and supporting documentation/evidence as needed. By the time we arrived to the court proceedings, Malcolm was fully briefed to represent me, we had supporting documentation in hand, and I was calm & assured that Malcolm would argue well on my behalf. We did win; the judge summarily dismissed the complaint. Malcolm served as a rock, knowledgeable and confident. I would hire him again if needed & also recommend him to others in need of competent legal representation.
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Posted by Jamal | August 14, 2016
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Malcolm the great
Malcolm is an excellent lawyer and came through in the clutch for me . He did what most lawyers can't and that's get me out of a bad situation . He did everything he said he would do and got me an excellent plea bargain that other lawyers didn't garuntee . Definetly recommend Malcolm on representing anybody that is going through legal issues . One of the best laywers in Baltimore I will always appreciate the work he has done for me
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Posted by Yolanda | August 11, 2016
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Best lawyer, Great person
I was first introduced to Malcolm when I was charged with so many charges that was to much for only one person. I told Malcolm all about my case I was so nervous ,I did not know what the outcome was gonna be his words was to relax I'll take it from here. Ever since then Malcolm made me feel that I had no worries about the situation. Not only was he a good lawyer but also a great person to talk to about anything. I thank Malcolm for everything he has did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2016
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My short notice and outstanding lawyer
Malcom Ruff in my experience is a great lawyer. He defended me on 3 different cases one of which carried felony charges another with misdemeanors and my last case was for my privilege to drive. My two cases were heard in circuit court due to the decision of my lawyer recommending that a jury trial would be more in my favor. My outcome of both cases were in my favor and I was rewarded my privilege to drive after a substantial amount of points. I was able to go down and meet Mr. Ruff in his office a very professional location downtown at my convience, I was able to develop a relationship with Mr. Ruff because his dedication to my case and I feel he took my situation personal and put his best foot forward in every aspect. He is a very articulate intelligent lawyer with a great personality very friendly and down to earth. I felt at ease during my court process I would recommend him to those searching council.
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Posted by CJ | July 22, 2016
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Winning!!!!
Excellent lawyer. Malcolm saved my life to say the least. As professional as they come e is very fair and honest. He helped me overcome my charges. He had my best interest at hand. He is knowledgable and known in the courtroom. I would definitely recommend him to anyone
Posted by Valeri | July 4, 2016
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Absolute best
So I got charged with felony theft by a previous employer. I searched for council and being a first offender I was inexperienced In this process. So I came across an attorney (not Malcolm Ruff) and he was the absolute worst I was given jail time and a misdemeanor with a first offense. So I appealed the judgment and hired Mr. Ruff as my attorney. He did a wonderful job and was very attentive knowing how nervous I was because of my previous outcome with this case. We went to court and Mr. Ruff got me a PBJ so I wasn't convicted. I still got to keep my job and get to sweep this horrible mistake under the rug. I could not thank him enough for his effort he put into my case. I was nearly in tears in the courtroom when the PBJ was granted.
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Posted by Jemiah | June 30, 2016
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Great Attorney
Malcom is the reason im a free man today and able to write this review, he fought not one but two cases of mine. Very thankful!!!!
Posted by Isaac | June 28, 2016
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Relentlessly efficient!
Malcolm was able to give my case the attention it needed to get an even better result that we originally expected! The professionalism and integrity that this case was handled with shows his true commitment to his clients . This type of personable care can not be overlooked, and I would gladly recommend him to any friend or family member that may need similar assistance. Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
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Excellent
Best lawyer ever. Did everything he had to do & the trial went well with me.
Posted by Vanessa | June 25, 2016
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Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Ruff is an excellent attorney. My son was charged with two felonies. Mr. Ruff was able to get one dropped and the other reduced to a misdemeanor. Mr. Ruff was able to get my son unsupervised probation .for a year. Mr. Ruff is not only a great attorney but is a great mentor. He continues to check on my son to make sure he is doing well. Mr. Ruff is truly a blessing and I recommend him any who is
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
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Best choice for an attorney
Malcolm Ruff is a great attorney. I spoke to many other attorneys, but Mr. Ruff was the beat choice for me. Not only did he contact me about my case issues, he took my case in with an open mind, with such positivity. As his client, I was very much pleased with his work and the outcome of my case. He takes care into his work. I strongly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Trial Attorney
  • Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Associate Trial Attorney
  • Saller & Bishop
  • 2014 - 2018
  • 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
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Malcolm and I worked as opposing counsel in a case together in 2017. He was the most enjoyable attorney to work against that I've come across in my experience as an attorney. He's a genuinely kind and funny individual. In the courtroom though, he's one of the most fierce advocates that I've ever had to go against. Any client looking for representation is in fantastic hands with Malcolm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Malcolm 100% As both a friend and a colleague, I can say without reservation that Malcolm is the real deal. Charged with a crime? Better call Malcolm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to know Mr. Ruff. Not only is he a zealous advocate for his clients, he takes the time to explain the often confusing and complicated aspects of litigation. Mr. Ruff will do everything in his power to achieve to achieve the result that his clients desire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ruff is a highly competent and dedicated attorney who cares deeply about his clients. He knows the law and is committed to zealously representing his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
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Baltimore Personal injury Lawyer Malcolm Peter Ruff
Malcolm Peter Ruff
Personal injury Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 12 years