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Mr. Ruiz holds a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. magma cum laude from the Florida International University College of Law.  Mr. Ruiz is a managing partner at the Miami Bankruptcy Center PLLC, a law firm, and The Law Offices of Raul Ruiz, P.A.  Attorney Ruiz is also an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University College of Law.

Mr. Ruiz has extensive courtroom and trial experience.  As an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Ruiz handled numerous criminal cases from arrest to trial and conviction.  Since serving as a prosecutor for the State of Florida, Mr. Ruiz has continued litigating numerous cases in various areas of the law, including bankruptcy.

Mr. Ruiz contributes part of his professional time to the Put Something Back Bankruptcy Project, assisting low-income individuals and families obtain bankruptcies and other legal assistance.

Mr. Ruiz is actively involved in the legal community of Florida. He is currently a member of the Dade County Bar Association, The American Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  Additionally, Mr. Ruiz is a member of the Florida Bar’s standing rules committee for Small Claims Court.

Mr. Ruiz also completed work as an intern law clerk for the Honorable Judge Kenneth A. Marra, Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Ruiz is a native Spanish speaker. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and is a member of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Ruiz received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He
received a bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and
Electrical Engineering. While at Yale, Mr. Ruiz was a Presidential
Scholar, Yale Scholar, Society of American Military Engineers Scholar,
Charles E. Jones Scholar, Henry T. Morgan Scholar, and a Connecticut
Information Technology Scholar. Mr. Ruiz also served on the Yale
College Council as a representative, was a co-founding member, editor,
and technical director of LawMeme at Yale Law School, as well as the
Director of Information Technology for the Yale Law and Technology

Mr. Ruiz graduated from the Florida International University College of Law with a J.D. degree and graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Ruiz made the Dean's List all of his semester, was a semi-finalist in the Weschler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at American University in Washington, D.C., was the second place overall oralist in the FIU Intramural Appellate Moot Court Competition, represented the law school at the National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Assocation of the Bar of the City of New York, and was Vice-President of the Moot Court Board of Advocates. Mr. Ruiz's academic credentials earned him the coveted book awards in courses such as Business Associations, Evidence, Federal Income Taxation, and the Law of War and International Armed Conflict.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Lee Deehl

    I endorse this lawyer. He worked with our firm as a law clerk, and I have followed his career. He is brilliant, but also is a good person, with an abundance of common sense. He has been teaching law students at Nova law school, and knows a lot about many areas of law, including bankruptcy.


    David Deehl Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Adela Daud Estopinan

    Raul is the most intelligent lawyer in the field. He is young, energetic and well-schooled in both bankruptcy and litigation.


    Adela Estopinan Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Raul Ruiz

11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL, 33199


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Oral AdvocateFlorida International University College of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Critical Skills ProfessorNova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawFlorida International University College of Law2010 - Present
Managing Partner/OwnerMiami Bankruptcy Center PLLC, a law firm2009 - 2010
Managing Partner/OwnerLaw Offices of Raul Ruiz, P.A.2009 - 2011
Trial AttorneyEssen, Essen, Susaneck & Cohen, P.A.2007 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Offices of Glenn J. Holzberg2007 - 2007
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Law ClerkDeehl & Carlson, P.A.2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Law Related Education CommitteeMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami Chapter)Member2008 - 2008
Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules CommitteeMember2008 - 2009
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - 2008
Florida Justice AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. AtwoodCase Dismissed
State v. KerbelCase Dismissed
State v. FlanaganCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Bankruptcy BlogFlorida Condominium Law Changes Can't Wait2010
The Bankruptcy BlogCondominium & Homeowner's Association Bankruptcy in Florida2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida International University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Yale UniversityEconomics, Electrical EngineeringBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professionalism DayLegal Professionalism2012
Professionalism DayLegal Professionalism2011
Florida International University College of Law Appellate Advocacy CompetitionJudge for Appellate Advocacy Competition2008
Defending Drunk DriversEffective Discovery Practices in DUI Cases2008