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Rook Elizabeth Ringer

Civil rights Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

5.0   2 reviews

About Rook

Learn Rook’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    This is my current primary practice focus

    4 years

  2. Litigation
    I have worked in various types of business and civil litigation for the past 3 years.

    6 years

  3. Appeals
    I have been writing appeals for other lawyers since I was in law school.

    8 years

  4. Criminal defense
    I interned for 3 years in criminal defense, writing motions, assisting in trials, and doing research.

    6 years

Rook's story is as unique as she is...

Prior to attending law school, Rook worked as a military intelligence analyst in the US Army, and later for many years as a private investigator. Rook attended Florida Coastal School of Law under a full scholarship, and has a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Forensic Science. (Prosecutors hate this about her!)

She worked throughout law school, writing motions and appellate briefs for various law firms, as well as assisting in dozens of criminal trials. She is a gifted writer who has written many appellate briefs for multiple district courts of appeal, as well as for the Florida Supreme Court.

Rook is a Florida native and licensed to practice in all Florida courts. Rook is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the Western District of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. If she cannot get admitted to practice in the state where you reside, she can usually get admitted pro hac vice with a local partner in the area.

If you are in Northeast Florida, then chances are you have seen Rook on the news, talking about LGBT civil rights and other issues regarding Constitutional laws and civil rights. She also devotes a lot of time to criminal defense and appellate law.

Rook is a board member of the National Trans Bar Association, as well as being a member of The National LGBT Bar Association, National Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Police Accountability Project. Rook is the recipient of the 2021 National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Civil Rights Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Women’s Rights Trial Lawyers and Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers. Rook has also been chosen b the American Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program Diversity Fellow 2022, Programs Board Member 2022 and the Vice Chair 2022 of the Young Lawyers Committee. She is currently writing a book on transgender law for the American Bar Association.

In her free time, Rook can usually be found riding motorcycles, going to her synagogue, or spending time at the beach with her family.

Licensed for 3 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Rook

The Law Office of Rook Ringer
222 San Marco Ave.
Ste. C
Saint Augustine, FL, 32084


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Posted by Karla | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hero,champion of Justice, She's a mighty hand used for deliverance ,beauiful one.
There no words to describe how grateful I am for her services. She saved my life and I'm going to tell the whole world what she did. Rook Ringer is making history and making wrongs right. I'll finish telling more later when Im able to articulate why I call her those words of endearment. She is a symbol of strength and power. The whole world will know her name.
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Posted by Mick | June 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She will not let the bad guys win!
Rook has a passion for justice and people. Too often, there is a disconnect between lawyers and their clients; Rook is vested in her cases. Once, I told her that she was like a bulldog, in that, once she had her teeth in, she does not let go. Her reply was, "I will not let the bad guys win!" I am grateful that we Rook representing us. She is a keeper!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Rook Ringer
  • 2022 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Lento Law Group, P.C (Formerly Optimum)
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Hunter Business Law
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Legal Intern
  • Schutt, Schmidt & Noey
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Thomas Cushman, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2015
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)
  • N/A


  • National Trans Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Civil rights Attorney | Aug 04
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"I endorse this lawyer. Rook is an exceptional legal professional dedicated and focused on the needs of her clients. Her ability to represent the clients' needs is second to none."
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Saint Augustine Civil rights Lawyer Rook Elizabeth Ringer
Rook Elizabeth Ringer
Civil rights Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 3 years