Douglas J. Rudman is an aggressive advocate for clients in need of skilled, tactical, criminal defense in South Florida. His experience includes defending those accused of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI, Narcotic Possession, Theft, Homicide, Sex Offenses, Violent Crimes, White Collar and Traffic crimes.
Prior to opening his private practice, Mr. Rudman worked as a state prosecutor in Palm Beach County, Florida. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he handled thousands of cases where well over 100 were tried by a jury.
Today, Mr. Rudman puts his hands-on experience to work in zealously defending his clients' rights, freedom and reputation. As a former prosecutor pursuing justice for his clients, he strives to obtain results that not only protect his clients' rights but also helps them move forward with their lives.
Mr. Rudman's accolades include a Superb Rating from Avvo, as well as the Clients' Choice Award from the same organization.
He was named a Super Lawyer - Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for four consecutive years. The National Trial Lawyers named him a Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorney and Top 40 under 40. The National Advocacy for DUI Defense group has named him a Top 100 DUI Defense Attorney in Florida and he is also a proud member of the National College of DUI Defense.
Mr. Rudman received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School as well as his LL.M. in Criminal Trial Advocacy from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese
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Doug Rudman is more than just a hard working, forceful advocate for his clients. He is that rare example of an attorney that truly understands the nuts-and-bolts of the criminal justice system, which he works to the benefit of his clients to secure meaningful results. Doug's clients will not only have an intelligent and persuasive attorney representing their interests, but they will have access to an attorney that knows how to work the system and achieve successful resolutions in difficult situations.
Kevin Moot Criminal defense Attorney
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Doug is a very diligent, bright advocate for his clients. I have referred numerous people in need of his services, and he has done a fantastic job for them. As a former Prosecutor, Doug has a unique perspective of the process, and his familiarity with the system and many of the prosecutors from when he worked there is a real plus for his clients. Doug gives his clients candid, practical advice regarding their individual situations. He will advise when it is appropriate to take a plea, but he also is a great trial lawyer, and will take a case to trial if it's in the client's best interests. I would highly recommend Doug Rudman for criminal matters for these reasons.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||06/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Attorneys - Criminal Law||American Jurist Institute||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Best Attorneys in America||Rue Ratings||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|Top 100 DUI Defense Attorney||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys in Florida-Rising Stars||Miami Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorneys in Florida-Rising Stars||Wall Street Journal||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Dedicated Service Award||Office of the State Attorney - Palm Beach County||2010|
|Trial Lawyer||The Law Office of Douglas J. Rudman, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Volunteer Judge||Palm Beach County Youth Court Program||2005 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney||2005 - 2010|
|Legal Resident||United States Department of Veterans Affairs||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)||Member||2011 - Present|
|Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Membership Standing Committee Member||2012 - 2013|
|Broward County Chamber of Commerce||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2005|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2005 - 2006|
|The Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court||Member||2005 - 2006|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2006|
|Driving While License Suspended||Dismissed|
|False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery||Dismissed|
|Trafficking in Oxycodone (15 yrs. Min/Man)||Resolved to 3 years probation; No Jail Time!!!|
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|Sober World Magazine||Involuntary Commitments in Florida||2012|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Trial Advocacy||LL.M - Master of Laws||2005|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Columbia College (Chicago, IL)||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Rotary International Monthly Lunch Meeting||Domestic Violence in the Home||2010|
|Rotary International - Modern Trends in Domestic Violence Prosecution||Domestic Violence Prosecutions||2010|
|Law Day||Law Day||2010|
|Business to Business Expo.||Defending Against Red Light Cameras & Other Traffic Related Offenses||2010|
|Barton Elementary School Career Day||The Life of an Attorney||2010|