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Douglas Jay Rudman

Criminal defense Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

5.0   104 reviews

also known as Douglas Rudman, Douglas J. Rudman

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 6 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Florida - FL 19 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Mr. Rudman is a former prosecutor who during his career has tried almost every type of crime. Aggressive representation is what you need to face Criminal charges and that is what he provides. Call today for a free initial consultation.

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Mr. Rudman is an experienced DUI attorney. As a former prosecutor, he knows how to put DUI cases together and how to take them apart. You need an advocate fighting for your rights. Call today for a free initial consultation.

  3. Federal crime
    10%
    Mr. Rudman is a former prosecutor who during his career has tried almost every type of crime. Aggressive representation is what you need to face Federal Criminal charges and that is what he provides. Call today for a free initial consultation.

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Juvenile cases are extremely sensitive and can have lasting impacts on a family. Douglas Rudman understands this and will be the advocate that your child needs to ensure that they have a bright future.

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    As a former prosecutor in the Domestic Violence unit, Mr Rudman has had extensive experience with Domestic cases. Let him be your voice during this difficult time. Call our office for a free initial consultation.

  6. Expungement
    5%
    Don't let your past haunt your future. Call our office to see if you are eligible for an expungement or sealing of your prior criminal record. Let our office take care of this process so that you can work on rebuilding your future.

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Don't just pay your ticket. Mr. Rudman and his team are dedicated to protecting your driving rights. Call us today to see how we can advocate for you!

ATTORNEY DOUGLAS J. RUDMAN IS A FORMER FLORIDA STATE PROSECUTOR DEDICATED TO DEFENDING THE ACCUSED!

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.

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Location

The Rudman Law Group
101 Paza Real South, Ste 214
Boca Raton, FL, 33432-5826

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best lawyers I’ve ever gone with
Mr.Rudman and Rudman law group has saved me on numerous occasions, if it wasn’t for Mr.Rudman I would be buried underneath a prison currently. I’ve had anywhere from assault with a firearm, violation of house arrested , drug possession with firearm , fleading an eluding, and now currently a new charge. Mr.Rudman always treated my case with the up most respect and with the up most seriousness. He has one of the most amazing staff as they are always polite and respectful even while I wasn’t always the calmest. They made me feel safe and secured that I was in best of hands. I would never ever use any other law group then the Rudman Law group.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Rudman Law Group was Life Changing for me!
I am writing my review anonymously because I want to keep my name private. But I am more than pleased to share my positive experience with Mr. Rudman and his team! They went ABOVE ans BEYOND for me after I got into an accident and got a DUI. They fought tooth and nail to protect me and stood by me the entire probationary proccess making me feel calm and safe until the very end. Ross treated me like family and answered all of my calls and questions without hesitation, and Heather as well. I highly reccomend The Rudman Law Group. They really really care about you as a person and want the very best possible outcome for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Rudman is a kind, honest lawyer
I met Mr. Rudman for a free consultation and he treated me very kindly and gave me some solid advice. In fact, he could have asked me to retain him for the advice he was willing to spend time sharing with me, but he didn’t. He is an honest guy, who has your best interest!
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
My lawyer was very helpful in informing me of the proceedings of my case along the way. Including keeping me up to date on the status of the hearing. Wonderful experience!
Posted by Jenny | June 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best…Better than all the Rest!
Rudman Law is absolutely top notch! Doug, is a honey bagger attorney…I trust him beyond belief! He took care of my case in literally a week. I literally made minimal effort! Rudman, took care of it all! The whole team is amazing. I highly recommend Doug and his crew. ❤️Jenny
Posted by John | January 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Attorney
If you have, or might have a criminal problem in South Florida, you need Doug Rudman. Doug is professional and cuts thru the BS. He gets results. He represented my son on a DUI and myself on a problem he kept from becoming a big problem. Down-to-earth straight talker. Well connected in the judicial circles. I can't recommend Doug Rudman highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in Florida!!
Mr. Rudman is someone you can count on to get you the BEST results for ANY issue you might be facing. Look no further, he is the lawyer you want to represent you. He will build a plan for you & execute that plan, to guarantee that you get the best results. He is truly someone you can count on. His firm even has an app that makes everything easier & convenient. & his staff is the best of the best, Ross & Heather are always a phone call away, ready to answer any questions you might have. Constantly updating you via email too. They're always on top of things. Truly remarkable staff. The Rudman Law Group is the epitome of excellence.
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Posted by Ellie | October 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Douglas Rudman
I was referred to Mr Rudman to assist me with a terrible situation. I am extremely grateful for his help. In addition to giving me the best legal advice, was attentive, patient and kind.gave me the best legal advice. He went above and beyond!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was the best !
Very helpful and helped me not have to go to court and drag out the case :)
Posted by John | December 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Out of state Speeding ticket
We are New Jersey residents and our daughter is in her residency and has absolutely no time to go to court which was a requirement. Doug Rudman assured us he would be our representative and handled everything immediately. He even negotiated the fine with no points and no classes!!! Very reasonable fee. Heather in the office is very knowledgeable, professional and very responsive, we remain extremely satisfied! PERFECT!
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Posted by Michael | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny
I can't say enough good things about Doug Rudman and his staff. He represented me in a misdemeanor criminal case and got the case dismissed. His office answered every question, returned every call, and kept me in the loop through the entire process. Professional, friendly, and approachable. Highly recommend.
Posted by Bry | March 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A genius and a creative talent! A+
Our family has retained Mr. Rudman for years! Will never consider another attorney!
Posted by Steve | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Douglas Rudman Gave Me Back My Life
I recently needed to make an appointment with the Rudman Law Group regarding a legal issue that had gone sideways. I knew immediately during the consultation that I would be retaining them. I assumed that I was hiring a high-quality criminal defense attorney, but I could not have anticipated hiring a lawyer as determined as Douglas Rudman. He was always available (weekends and evenings), never beat around the bush, was straightforward, and always treated me with respect. Without getting into detail about my legal situation, I can say the outcome of my case was not only better than I hoped but only the result of having Douglas Rudman as my lawyer. Upon our first meeting, I was struck by his calm and understated confidence. He was attentive as I explained my situation and demonstrated his breadth of knowledge as he began to construct a strategy for my case. His knowledge of the law specific to my situation was vast, but nothing was taken for granted as aspects he was not familiar with was thoroughly researched by him and his team. Throughout the process, he was prepared and motivated. Everything Doug and his team did was thought-out giving me the trust and feel they were working for me and my best interest. This was not only on the legal aspects, but the personal input was appreciated and extremely important when dealing with debilitating and life-altering charges. Ultimately, hiring the Rudman Law Group proved to be one of the most important and life-altering decisions I have ever made, and I will always be grateful to Doug Rudman and his team for helping me navigate an incredibly difficult time. He gave me back my life. I could not give higher praise or a better recommendation.
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Posted by Jeanne | January 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
I have had the privilege to be represented by Mr. Rudman. I never thought I would be in a position where I would be writing about my gratitude to a lawyer. I was fortunate enough to be connected to Mr. Rudman through another professional. He and his staff were communicative and respectful throughout the whole process of my case. I valued his sound advice and kind manner without judgment. I felt he was truly fighting in my best interest . I value his opinion and have called him regarding other matters after my case was over. He is available and ready to listen steering me in the right direction. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs representation during difficult times. Or, even during questioning times where solid , sound, honest advice is needed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PLEASE GO TO RUDMAN LAW FOR ALL LEGAL ISSUES
I never really take the time to review things but this must be said. I was a first time offender, young, and nervous while going through the legal system! I spoke with many different lawyers and I only felt like they wanted my money and used fear as a tactic so I would instantly hire them. Mr.Douglas and his team are high quality. Kind, professional ,and diligent. Mr. Douglas does not feed you bs. He is very straight forward from the start. Ross, my case manager was helpful with any questions while my lawyer was in court. Heather, so kind and sweet. She made the whole process as painless as can be. They were successful in the courtroom and will give you the same amount of passion and success. Trust me, you want to pick Rudman Law.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket.
My matter was handled, professionally, expediently and satisfactorily. Case has been dismissed. Highly recommended lawyers office.
Posted by Steve | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Top notch. Doug took my case seriously. I kept my up to date during the whole process. I could tell I hired the right law firm to handle my speed ticket from start to finish the handled this with total professionalism and confidence. I would recommend Rudman Law firm to anyone needing the best representation possible. Thanks again Doug.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
**10 Star Review**Exceed ALL Expectations. Citations DISMISSED!
Professional, Punctual, Well Versed litigators. ALL Traffic Citations DISMISSED. A Firm that actually protects the Civil Rights of its clients from Officers that abuse Power!! Rudman Law Group Exceeded Expectations. Stu was Available to answer my questions Via email and Phone Promptly. Extremely Satisfied!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I’m very glad that I had Doug represent me as my lawyer for my case. From start to finish he assured me that he would do his best to help me achieve a fair and just result from my case. As a result of his given efforts I was able to have my case solved with a favorable outcome within such a short time frame! Absolutely would recommend anyone to have Doug as their legal representative for any future cases!
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Posted by ileana | March 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I was recommended to see if Douglas Rudman could help with my unique case by a case worker for victims. She was right, he didn't practice that type of law I needed, but he is so knowledgeable and well versed in law that not only did he help me, HE HAD MY CASE DISMISSED!!! He was affordable and he was a caring human being. If I ever need a lawyer again, I will seek him out first for his advice and guidance. He truly is a super lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • The Rudman Law Group
  • 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
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Law
  • 2003
  • Columbia College (Chicago, IL)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trafficking in Oxycodone (15 yrs. Min/Man)
  • Resolved to 3 years probation; No Jail Time!!!
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Dismissed
  • False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • 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
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • The Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys - Criminal Law
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • 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
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 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
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Publications

  • Sober World Magazine
  • Involuntary Commitments in Florida
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Douglas
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rudman is a dedicated and diligent advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former prosecutor, I have gone head to head with Mr. Rudman many times. He always comes prepared and has his client's best interest in mind. Doug is one of the best attorneys in Palm Beach County"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thorough and passionate in every case. Extremely knowledgeable on criminal law and procedure. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would hire Mr. Rudman if I got in a jam."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is ethical and effective and I have been on both sides of the isle and found him to be very just. I have now seen him as a defense attorney and he is equally as effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a great defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rudman is a tireless attorney who aggresively fights for his client. I recommend Mr. Rudman if you need a lawyer to fight by your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Rudman since his tenure as a prosecutor in Palm Beach County, Florida and have litigated several trials against him. Mr. Rudman is always well-prepared, analytical, and effective in front of juries and judges alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I supervised Douglas Rudman for over 4 years as an Assistant State Attorney. I now have the privilege and honor of working with him as a private defense attorney. Doug is hard working, responsible and a very aggressive trial lawyer. Douglas Rudman is extremely knowledgeable about the law and juries respond very well to him because of his dynamic personality. Anyone would be lucky to have Douglas Rudman as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Rudman on many occasions and I find him to be extremely knowledgable, honest and trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is an incredibly hard working and dedicated attorney who cares about his clients. I strongly recommend anyone who has a criminal issue to call him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Friend
"Doug is a great lawyer. He's a former prosecutor who is very quick at picking things up. Doug is also extremely passionate and is not a pushover. Doug is the one person that I would recommend to my friends and family if they found themselves in trouble with the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug and I met while opponents in a felony courtroom. Doug was always well versed in the facts of his cases, had a good knowledge of the law and was always ready for trial. It is apparent that he has taken that same approach to zealously advocating for his clients and getting them the best resolution possible."
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Boca Raton Criminal defense Lawyer Douglas Jay Rudman
Douglas Jay Rudman
Criminal defense Attorney
Boca Raton, FL
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation
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