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Douglas Jay Rudman

also known as Douglas J. Rudman, P.A., Douglas Rudman

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 650 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 45%
    10 years, 675 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    5 years, 250 cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Frawley Moot

    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
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey Alan Adelman

    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.


    Jeffrey Adelman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Douglas J. Rudman, P.A.

101 Paza Real South, Ste 214
Boca Raton, FL, 33432-5826


DCActive 201207/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys - Criminal LawAmerican Jurist Institute2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Best Attorneys in AmericaRue Ratings2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Top 100 DUI Defense AttorneyNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in Florida-Rising StarsMiami Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in Florida-Rising StarsWall Street Journal2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Dedicated Service AwardOffice of the State Attorney - Palm Beach County2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerThe Law Office of Douglas J. Rudman, P.A.2010 - Present
Volunteer JudgePalm Beach County Youth Court Program2005 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney2005 - 2010
Legal ResidentUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2014 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)Member2011 - Present
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMembership Standing Committee Member2012 - 2013
Broward County Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 2011
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2005
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2005 - 2006
The Craig S. Barnard American Inns of CourtMember2005 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Driving While License SuspendedDismissed
False Imprisonment, Domestic BatteryDismissed
Trafficking in Oxycodone (15 yrs. Min/Man)Resolved to 3 years probation; No Jail Time!!!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sober World MagazineInvoluntary Commitments in Florida2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2005
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
Columbia College (Chicago, IL)CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary International Monthly Lunch MeetingDomestic Violence in the Home2010
Rotary International - Modern Trends in Domestic Violence ProsecutionDomestic Violence Prosecutions2010
Law DayLaw Day2010
Business to Business Expo.Defending Against Red Light Cameras & Other Traffic Related Offenses2010
Barton Elementary School Career DayThe Life of an Attorney2010